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Humbolt 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Josh Smith, Mick Schein, Walt Wehner, Leslie Kelch, and Rick Bradshaw, March 2000
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Submitted By: George Perkins on Oct 23, 2007

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Description 

The best warm-up on the Early Wall, and one of the best routes at the grade at Diablo (that's not on the Winter Wall, anyway). Its name hints at the first three bolt placements near the crack, without which it would see much less traffic. Start on a big block and climb a finger crack followed by a mantle, then crimping and edging on the thin face left of the arete on small edges to the anchor. This climb is thinner but not as steep as most at Diablo. Fun, high quality climbing.

Location 

Just left of 2 Wheel Drive.
It's climb #8 in this online guide photo

Protection 

9 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


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Lydia tries out some Diablo climbing at the start ...
Lydia tries out some Diablo climbing at the start ...
Long moves & high steps  near the bottom of  Humbo...
Long moves & high steps near the bottom of Humbo...

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By Rick Bradshaw
From: Los Alamos, NM
Nov 24, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This route was established in March 2000 by a host of characters on a beautiful spring day at Diablo, including Josh Smith, Mick Schein, Walt Wehner, Leslie Kelch, and Rick Bradshaw. This gets early morning sun and has a bit of everything making it a great warmup for the Early Wall.
By Ken Jones
From: Grants, NM
Sep 19, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun climb with a nice variety of moves.