Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Matthias Holladay, Richard Ludwig,Tim Wilhelmi
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Shared By: Rick Shull on Sep 27, 2007
Admins: Lurker, Rick Shull, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Humboldt Current is the easiest route on the Main Wall. Positive, but gritty, pockets and incuts will take you past 5 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor. If the route has seen recent traffic it is less gritty and quite enjoyable. Best conditions are in the Fall.


Humboldt Current is the 2nd bolted line when viewing the cliff from left to right.


5 bolts. 2 bolt anchor.


C Miller
C Miller   CA  
Fun climbing on positive holds makes this a good warm-up for the harder lines nearby. Oct 1, 2007
Rodney Ley  

If this climb we did really is Humboldt Current then it is pretty stiff at its grade. Was way sandy for us spoiled Colorado climbers, and plenty of flakes coming off with every move. Pretty scary by Colorado standards, props to the FA crew. Aug 15, 2010
Canon CIty!
millz   Canon CIty!
this was one crazy scary pumpy sandy poppy lead! getting to each bolt is sketchy. as i was reaching left to clip bolt 3 a cigar box sized hold on the right popped off and as i frantically grabbed for something else the piece whizzed down hit my belayer right in the big toe most likely fracturing it. then as i got bolt three clipped he traded off belay! i never saw a bolt 5 and the glue ins on top are great! Dec 5, 2011
Matthias Holladay
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Matthias Holladay   Shiprock, Navajolands
So glad you all got a thrill out of this. It's good to know, years later, it is just as gripping as it was on the F.A., the 3rd route done here.
I always thought with traffic it would clean up nicely... Sep 16, 2012
Truckee, CA
Lurker   Truckee, CA  
New titanium glue-in bolts thanks to the ASCA. Hard work courtesy of Taylor, Dennis, and Tom. Oct 27, 2014
Definitely a unique route. It is continuing to shed holds so be sure to wear a helmet if you are in the vicinity. With these sandy pockets and breakable holds, the route definitely feels more than a 5.10a experience your first few times climbing on this rock. Even still, I believe the difficulty has increased slightly with the absense of so many of the original holds. Many will find the excellent new 5.10b to the right easier. But forget all that, it's awesome pocket pulling! Jan 23, 2017