The Cake Walk Area might be the most popular spot at Humphrey's. Many of the routes were put up as adventurous horror-shows, but some have since been cleaned and retrobolted (with permission from the first ascentionists). While Humphrey's has a reputation for scary routes on loose rock, this wall proves that a misconception. These routes are mostly clean, mostly well-protected, and super fun.
This wall gets a lot of sun and stays pretty dry; therefore, it's a great winter/early spring/late fall climbing destination.
Once you get to the wall, head left. The Cakewalk area is a clean, open face bound by buttresses on both sides and a steep wall/roof at the top.
Weather station 2.5 miles from here
7 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Cake Walk Area:
Cake Walk 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Wanderlust 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Featured Route For The Cake Walk Area
Wanderlust 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NH
: Humphrey's Ledge
: The Cake Walk Area
P1 - Start up the slab, clip three bolts then find a good cam placement. Pull the overlaps above (crux)and cruise to the two bolt belay/rappel anchor. 5.8+ P2 - Wander up and left, placing small gear (tricams are useful) between the widely spaced bolts, to another two-bolt anchor (which you can't see until you're about 10 feet from it ... just keep moving up and left). 5.7...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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By Leigh A. Kesler
Aug 12, 2013
FYI, as of 2013/08/11 there is a hornets' nest early in the first pitch of Cake Walk. Would not recommend climbing this year without a can of Raid.