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Cookie Jar
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Cookie Jar Crack T,TR 
Russian Nose 
Shield, The TR 
West Overhang 

Cookie Jar Crack 

Hueco: V-easy Font: 3 R

   
Type:  Trad, TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  Hueco: V0- Font: 4- [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Kevin Currigan on Nov 11, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: Cookie Jar's South Face.

Description 

The line, of course, is the obvious crack on the south face. This is a beautiful, short climb. Being only 5.7 one is tempted to boulder it. However, I measured it-it is 28' high and it pushes you out and vertical at the top. If you lead it the gear is there but several pieces are needed so you do not deck. I give it two stars because it is so easy to access and the moves are nice. Its just too short. I think its an s because the potential to deck is high.

Protection 

Large cams if you're leading on gear would be helpful in addition to your standard rack. If you're top roping it some medium nuts to back up the eye bolt are needed.


Photos of Cookie Jar Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Gabe (14 years old) tops out the crack.
Gabe (14 years old) tops out the crack.
Nine year old Emil on a successful climb of the Co...
Nine year old Emil on a successful climb of the Co...
Mike B on the Cookie Jar Crack.
Mike B on the Cookie Jar Crack.
My then-nine year old son on a successful attempt ...
My then-nine year old son on a successful attempt ...
Leading Cookie Jar Crack on a summer's night.
Leading Cookie Jar Crack on a summer's night.

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By Rodger Raubach
Apr 30, 2011
rating: V0 4 R

This was my first-ever introduction to roped climbing 1959! I thought it was positively the hardest thing imaginable, 'cause I had no idea what I was doing. Once the neophyte learns that the feet are important and how to stem a rest or 2, it becomes a reasonable climb. I even took my 10 year old son there, some 26 years later, and coached him up the thing on his first attempt.

Overall, a terrific place for teaching some crack techniques.