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
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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
Above and Beyond 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a NH
: Humphrey's Ledge
: The Cake Walk Area
This is a fun direct line up the wanderlust wall, with each pitch having a nice face climbing crux.Pitch 1 (5.9+): Start about 20 feet left of Wanderlust, and climb the right facing corner (with gear) on the right side of the small buttress that Run Don't Walk starts on. Head for the two bolts on the headwall, clip em, and after the bulge head past one more bolt to the Wanderlust belay.Pitch 2 (5.9): Head straight up past 6 bolts to another 2-bolt belay below the steeper section of wall on the r...[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.