The Cake Walk Area Rock Climbing
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
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Cake Walk Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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
Cake Walk 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b NH
: WM: North Conway
: ... : The Cake Walk Area
A fun, meandering line for which the Cake Walk Wall is named.Pitch 1 (5.6): Start up the corner to a right facing finger crack. Pull up left over the bulge for easy slab climbing to a tree ledge.Pitch 2 (5.6+): Traverse right across the ledge and move up to the left leaning flake. Trend right and thread the pocket to the belay ledge at a headwall. 2 bolt anchor.Pitch 3 (5.7): Traverse left along the belay ledge to a vegetated finger crack in a right facing, blocky corner. Carefully pull up over ...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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.