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
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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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
Think Fast Mr. Moto 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
: Humphrey's Ledge
: The Cake Walk Area
Start 25' to the right of Cakewalk. Really good climbing, especially the first pitch. 1.) Climb up past a few bolts and a pin to a stance, then move left out onto the face. Small gear in horizontals protect moves up and right past another bolt to an anchor. 70', 5.92.) Up past bolts, then trend up and left on easier terrain to another anchor. 60', 5.8Two single rope raps gets you back down. NOTE: The guidebook gives the first pitch an R rating, but I was able to find several good pieces of gear....[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.