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10 - The Cookie Cliff

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Aftershock T,TR 
America's Cup T 
Anathema T 
Beverly's Tower T 
Butterballs T 
Butterfingers T 
Catchy T 
Catchy Corner T 
Chicken Delight TR 
Cleft, The T 
Cookie Left Side T 
Cookie Monster S 
Cookie-Center, The T 
Cookie-Right, The T 
Crack-a-Go-Go T 
Dynamite Crack 
Elevator Shaft, The T 
Enema, The T 
Enigma, The T 
Hardd T 
Jardine's Hand T 
Meat Grinder T 
Outer Limits T 
Pringles S 
Red Zinger T 
Renegade, The T 
Stigma, The T 
Twilight Zone T 
Twinkie T 
Vendetta T 
Waverly Wafer T 
Wheat Thin T 

10 - The Cookie Cliff Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.7184, -119.7187 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 23, 2006
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.1 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',5],['5.10',11],['5.11',10],['5.12',2],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 10 - The Cookie Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 10 - The Cookie Cliff:
Beverly's Tower   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Vendetta   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 350'   
Meat Grinder   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Outer Limits   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   
Wheat Thin   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Waverly Wafer   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
Twilight Zone   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Catchy   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Catchy Corner   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Jardine's Hand   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 115'   
Butterfingers   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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'   
Crack-a-Go-Go   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   
Butterballs   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Red Zinger   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Cookie Monster   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport   
America's Cup   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
The Renegade   5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Meat Grinder 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : 10 - The Cookie Cliff
Wide left facing dihedral. Very aesthetic from a distance. A bit gritty up close. An easy offwidth for the valley but A great place to get some technique. Best to do in one long pitch instead of three like the guide says. Good rests along the way. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of 10 - The Cookie Cliff Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Merced in the spring. Just below The Cookie Cliff.
Merced in the spring. Just below The Cookie Cliff.
Rock Climbing Photo: A selection of some of the routes at one of Americ...
BETA PHOTO: A selection of some of the routes at one of Americ...
Rock Climbing Photo: John Bachar, 1985.
John Bachar, 1985.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Schultz on the "Meat Grinder Arete"...
Dave Schultz on the "Meat Grinder Arete"...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Cookie cliff
The Cookie cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking at the cookie
Looking at the cookie
Rock Climbing Photo: Merced River below the Cookie and Elephant Rock. P...
Merced River below the Cookie and Elephant Rock. P...
Rock Climbing Photo: Poison Oak is very common in the Lower Merced Cany...
BETA PHOTO: Poison Oak is very common in the Lower Merced Cany...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Cookie from the road
The Cookie from the road

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By Osprey Overhang
From: ...
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.

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