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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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Red Tag 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: ?Bernard Gillett and Roger Briggs, 2006?
Season: Year round but may get hot June and July
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Submitted By: Dan Howell on May 16, 2010

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Drew McLean on a wet Red Tag.


Climb begins about 8 feet right of "I Promise...". Move up thin holds to the first bolt then move into a section of stemming between shallow corners to a headwall. Undercling left and follow four more bolts on the upper slab (crux), some hollow flakes. Move left at upper headwall and belay from the anchors for ""I Promise...."


This is on the left side of the December Wall. Follow trail from road to the base of the crag and go left. Look for the obvious, left-facing dihedral of I Promise..., and it is just to the right going up a large, black water streak.


Five bolts to a three bolt anchor. Pro up to 1.5 inches to supplement the runout between the first and second bolt.

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By Dan Howell
From: Northglenn, CO
May 16, 2010

Start of the climb is wet after rainstorms. Poison Ivy grows at the very base of the climb, hence the name if you don't pay attention.
By Bernard Gillett
May 18, 2010

Minor clarification: Roger and I did the probable FFA. While writing my St Vrain guide, I learned that at least two parties had TR'd this route before the bolts showed up; never did find out who placed the bolts (anyone know?).

Dan, it may be wise to designate this route as a trad/sport route: It's 40 feet between bolts 1 and 2, and gear is essential for a well-protected lead.
By Lisa Montgomery
From: Golden, CO
Dec 8, 2010

I think this climb deserves a "heads-up" for the first few moves after clipping the first bolt. You get some okay finger-sized pieces in the flaring right-hand crack. Once you transition to the left-hand crack, pro is bomber to the top.

For gear, the biggest piece I used was a #0.75 Camalot. I'd take doubles up to that and a few sm.-med. nuts. Really good climb!
By Logan Walters
Jan 30, 2016

Super fun climb! I found that small to medium nuts plus singles from #0.3-0.75 and a small TCU to be perfect. Obvious crux at the second bolt.

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