This is on a chossy wall, but it gets direct sunlight.
P1. This sweet crack climb starts up a very prominent hand crack just right of a large overhang with a nice finger crack. The hand crack is easy and low angle for 30 feet to a nice ledge. Continue straight up a vertical, rotten crack with a pin about 10 feet up protecting the rotten section crux (5.9). Continue up a nice hand jam/lieback system that gradually widens to offwidth but gets less steep. The anchor is one bolt and a fixed tricam on a slabby ledge.
Pitch 2 (which I didn't do) goes left on ledge to nice crack/flake system and some roofs to large walk-off ledge.
Trad rack: small to larger (#4 Camalot).
Hey, that's me on I Promise.
A great 1st pitch!
|Comments on I Promise Not To Cam In Your Mouth
|By Michael Kullman|
Feb 6, 2005
There are now two 1/4" bolts at the end of P1.
|By Bernard Gillett|
Mar 27, 2009
Note that the area around the base of this climb and adjacent climbs has a fair amount of poison ivy. If you have my guidebook, you might make a note of the PI hazard in this area of December Wall for future reference. There's also a bush of ivy on this route at the base of the upper corner (you can see it in the photo) -- avoid it if you are allergic to ivy.
|By Dan Howell|
From: Northglenn, CO
May 16, 2010
There are now three bolts at the end of pitch one.
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|By George K. Watson|
From: Nederland, CO
Jul 9, 2010
I thought this was one of the nicer lines on the crag when Norman and I climbed it. Any bolts are post FA.
From: Pinewood Springs
Feb 21, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
There are now 4 bolts at the top of P1. Ha.
|By Andy Kowles|
Mar 13, 2012
I climbed what I think was pitch two of this route yesterday after P1 of the route directly left (which is a quality pitch). It felt like reachy hard 5.9 which gradually eased off, good pro, run it to the top. Fun stuff, and clean!
|By John Marsella|
From: Berthoud, CO
Feb 16, 2013
Didn't see the pin today 16-Feb-13 (though that doesn't mean it's not there). Also, the slings around the horn (mentioned in BG's guide) were rotted off, so plan to sling that rock yourself.
|By Jay Eggleston|
Jan 18, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
I did not see the pin today either. This is a great climb!
|By Joe Forrester|
From: Ft. Collins, CO
Mar 18, 2014
Exciting first pitch. That downward pointing flake is going to be a widowmaker some day....