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The Cake Walk Area

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A Piece of Cake T 
Above and Beyond T,S 
Cake Walk T 
Run Don't Walk T,S 
Think Fast Mr. Moto T 
Wanderlust T 
Where The Sidewalk Ends T,S 

The Cake Walk Area  


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Submitted By: Jay Knower on Oct 23, 2012
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.5 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

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'   
Run Don't Walk   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   
Think Fast Mr. Moto   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Above and Beyond   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   
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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
CONDITION REPORT 
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.