We did it in 1967, so yes---no cams---or nuts for that matter, and no tape. I went up, placed a piton just before what I remember as the crux move to get into the crack proper, fussed around a bit and climbed back down. It was a little rotten up there and I broke some holds. Kamps then went up and did it.
It is a long 120ft to the anchor. I felt after following Kieth on this pitch that it is harder than almost every 10a at Devil's Tower, plus the gear is a little funky at the bottom where there is a very cruxy section. Kamps was a bad man. I am guessing this was done pre SLCDs.