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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.
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.
4 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:
Wanderlust 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Run Don't Walk 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 160'
Above and Beyond 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 250'
Featured Route For The Cake Walk Area
Great overhanging climb that keeps your attention the whole way. The crux is definitely the roof on the first pitch. Climb the broken corner/face to a great right to left facing crack (medium size gear/ #2) to a ledge. Protect left and/or make high delicate moves to the bolt(crux). Clip and surmount the roof past 2 more bolts to a 2 bolt anchor. The crux could be serious business. Take your time and commit to the moves.P2. Put on the crimp gloves and climb straight up the thin face above p...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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