10 - The Cookie Cliff Rock Climbing
Werner Braun on "Meat Grinder". Photo by...
The Cookie is a classic Yosemite crack area. It contains some of the world's best crack climbs.
"Outer Limits", "Meat Grinder", "Red Zinger", "Butterfingers", "Wheat Thin", "Waverly Wafer" and "Crack-A-Go-Go" are a few of the classics found in this area.
This cliff is about 1/2 mile down the canyon from the Cascade Creek bridge.
Park in a pullout on the river side of the road. The approach is obvious.
Weather station 6.1 miles from here
32 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in 10 - The Cookie Cliff
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 10 - The Cookie Cliff:
Meat Grinder 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
Vendetta 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 5 pitches, 350'
Wheat Thin 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Catchy 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Aftershock 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
The Enema 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Hardd 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Butterballs 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Crack-a-Go-Go 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 105'
Red Zinger 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
America's Cup 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Featured Route For 10 - The Cookie Cliff
The Enema 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : 10 - The Cookie Cliff
This is the wildly overhanging hand crack on the right side of the cookie. It is in the shade till late in the day which makes it a good climb for warmer days. Climb the steep crack, reaching between good jams. There is huge jug at the top of this section. Straddle this jug for a good rest (this jug gives the climb its name). They say the section up to the jug is about 10c. The crux is actually on the remaining vertical section. Moving from a flared fist to a finger lock. BD No. 4 is useful here...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Osprey Overhang
Feb 23, 2010
They say Hawaii is a winter wonderland. I don't think they have ever been to the Cookie!
By Stefano Prezioso
From: Denver, CO
Jun 3, 2012
If someone has all the relevant information, adding Stigma (the 5.13 seam where the approach trail meets the wall) would be great. I just aided it today for practice and was surprised to see that it was missing from MP. I just don't know all the information to do a good job of adding the route, otherwise I would myself.