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Humboldt Current is the easiest route on the Main Wall. Positive, but gritty, pockets and incuts will take you past 5 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor. If the route has seen recent traffic it is less gritty and quite enjoyable. Best conditions are in the Fall.
Humboldt Current is the 2nd bolted line when viewing the cliff from left to right.
5 bolts. 2 bolt anchor.
humboldt current anchors
john takin a look at humboldt current
cyd toproping humboldt current
mark toproping humboldt current
|Comments on Humboldt Current
|By C Miller|
Oct 1, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Fun climbing on positive holds makes this a good warm-up for the harder lines nearby.
|By Rodney Ley|
Aug 15, 2010
| || |Cali climber w/o a partner we met at Promontory. He led what we think was Humboldt Current, note screamer at his knees and pumpy pinches on the sandstone pockets. Bold line...
Submitted By: Rodney Ley on Aug 15, 2010
If this climb we did really is Humboldt Current then it is pretty stiff at its grade. Was way sandy for us spoiled Colorado climbers, and plenty of flakes coming off with every move. Pretty scary by Colorado standards, props to the FA crew.
Dec 5, 2011
this was one crazy scary pumpy sandy poppy lead! getting to each bolt is sketchy. as i was reaching left to clip bolt 3 a cigar box sized hold on the right popped off and as i frantically grabbed for something else the piece whizzed down hit my belayer right in the big toe most likely fracturing it. then as i got bolt three clipped he traded off belay! i never saw a bolt 5 and the glue ins on top are great!
|By Matthias Holladay|
From: Durango, Colorado
Sep 16, 2012
So glad you all got a thrill out of this. It's good to know, years later, it is just as gripping as it was on the F.A.
I always thought with traffic it would clean up nicely, but as with my routes here, they often don't get repeated too frequently...
Also, before I'd left the glory of climbing Behind the Redwood Curtain, I'd always thought a 2nd pitch to this route would be equally enjoyable.