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A Long December T 
Arborvitae T 
Caesar's T 
Climb of the Anonymous Coward (Var) S 
Crown Molding T 
Door Jam T 
I Promise Not To Cam In Your Mouth T 
Life After James S 
Little Caesar T,S 
Mnemonic Plague T 
Moonstruck T,S 
Nocturne T,S 
Nosebleed T 
Ranklands of Perfidy T 
Red Tag T,S 
Road Goes Ever On, The T 
Seams Alright T 
Short Takes T 
Telegraph Road S 
Telegraph Road Goes Ever On (Variation), The S,TR 
Winter Dreams / Gene and George's Excellent Adventure T,S 
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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Paul Bodnar, Bernard Gillett, 2006
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Submitted By: Ivan Rezucha on Mar 22, 2009

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Lots of lichen!


Moonstruck is a decent warmup at the far left of the main December Wall. It's a bit dirty and not visually appealing. The crux move is quite hard. Above that are a few lesser cruxes protected with trad gear.


Walk left from Life After James past the big, left-facing corner (I Promise). After a 100 feet or so, look for a couple of bolts leading into a groove/right-facing corner.


A few bolts protect the bottom crux, and another bolt protects a higher move. The first bolt is silly in my opinion, being very low and on 5.1 climbing. Cams from micro to #2/gold Camalot should protect the trad sections.

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By Eric Klammer
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 23, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Dirty and not that sustained, but a few fun moves here and there. Finger to medium-sized gear useful after the bolts run out.
By Bill Farrand
Feb 21, 2016

I'd call it at least 5.8+ or maybe 9-.

Also, the Gillett "Rock Climbing St. Vrain Canyons" guidebook talks about a 5.8 top-rope up the black streak to the right of the canonical route with "generous holds". I don't know what he was talking about. We tried top-roping that line to the right, and while the upper part was easy, there is no way that going up that streak on the lower part is 5.8 or even 5.9 or 10a.

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