Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Early Wall - Left End
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Aileron Roll 
Airway Arete 
Diablo Cruiser, The 
Early Arete 
Humbolt 
Rock n Road 
Rope Burn in Hell 
Schmeming 
Two Wheel Drive 
Up To Bat 

Humbolt 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Josh Smith, Mick Schein, Walt Wehner, Leslie Kelch, and Rick Bradshaw, March 2000
Page Views: 2,018
Submitted By: George Perkins on Oct 23, 2007
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (19)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Tina Sommer styling Humbolt

Description 

The best warm-up on the Early Wall, and one of the best routes at the grade at Diablo (that's not on the Winter Wall, anyway). Its name hints at the first three bolt placements near the crack, without which it would see much less traffic. Start on a big block and climb a finger crack followed by a mantle, then crimping and edging on the thin face left of the arete on small edges to the anchor. This climb is thinner but not as steep as most at Diablo. Fun, high quality climbing.


Location 

Just left of 2 Wheel Drive.
It's climb #8 in this online guide photo


Protection 

9 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.



Photos of Humbolt Slideshow Add Photo
Lydia tries out some Diablo climbing at the start of  <br />Humbolt (5.10-)
Lydia tries out some Diablo climbing at the start ...
Long moves & high steps  <br />near the bottom of  <br />Humbolt (5.10-)
Long moves & high steps
near the bottom of
Humbo...
Comments on Humbolt Add Comment
Show which comments
By Rick Bradshaw
From: Los Alamos, NM
Nov 24, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

This route was established in March 2000 by a host of characters on a beautiful spring day at Diablo, including Josh Smith, Mick Schein, Walt Wehner, Leslie Kelch, and Rick Bradshaw. This gets early morning sun and has a bit of everything making it a great warmup for the Early Wall.

By Ken Jones
From: Grants, NM
Sep 19, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Fun climb with a nice variety of moves.