Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Mosaic Rock
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Baby Cakes T 
Better Red Than Dead T 
Bienvenidos T 
Black Streak T 
Chicken Heads T 
Chicken Shit T 
Clean Green Dream T 
Cryin' in the Rain T 
Dirty Black Nightmare T 
Dirty Diagonal T 
Dung Alley T 
Five Years After T 
Fried Chickens T 
Holthouse to Hell T 
Mama Jugs T 
Ocho Diamentes (Tech-No-Star) S 
Rite of Summer Dreams T 
Seaman Girl T 
Serpent Face T 
Serpentine Crack T 
Summer Dreams T 
Suprise-Suprise T 
Techtonics T,S 
Techweenie S 
To Bolt on Lead or Not to Bolt (TBOL) T 
Unknown (Left of Baby Cakes) T,S 
Unknown (Right of Mama Jugs) T,S 
Walking Dread T 

Baby Cakes 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: ?
Page Views: 35
Submitted By: Mark Mathis on Aug 10, 2007

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (19)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: "Baby Cakes" ascends directly up the cen...

Some rocks in this area are on private property. Property owner requests signed waiver. MORE INFO >>>


Obtain the top of a large semi-detached flake at the start of the route by laybacking up the left side or by traversing in from the right. Continue up to the base of a small roof. Proceed through two roofs to a narrow seam (crux).


On the far right hand side of Mosaic Wall (close to the descent gully), find the large flake at the base of the route. Walk off to the right or lower/rappel from anchors up and to the left from the top of the narrow seam.


Standard trad rack (set of nuts, set of cams, slings). Leave the big stuff behind and you may want extras in the small to mid range.

Photos of Baby Cakes Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A man known only as Gonzo
A man known only as Gonzo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at "Baby Cakes"
Looking up at "Baby Cakes"

Comments on Baby Cakes Add Comment
Show which comments
By tim naylor
Sep 4, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I thought crux was right off the deck, laybacking. 5.9 and upper seam about 5.8 A neglected classic for the grade. lots of variety.
By Scott Beguin
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jul 30, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Add 1 each of the new BD #4 or #3 for the bouldery start, and #2(there are placements), would be added to the suggested rack. Cool Route.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!