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The Cookie-Center 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Tom Kimbrough, Tom Hargis, Roman Laba, 1965, Loyd Price & Roger Gordon, 1967
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 17, 2006
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A large boulder is passed on the old road at the base of the cliff. This route starts in a straight-in crack behind this boulder. Climb the crack to a belay 70' up. Move right to a slightly right leaning offwidth,climb this and belay. 5.9 hands lead to the top of The Cookie.
Rappel.


Protection 

Pro to 2.5".



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Werner Braun free-soloing "Cookie Center". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Werner Braun free-soloing "Cookie Center".
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Bruce Diffenbaugh mid 80's.
Bruce Diffenbaugh mid 80's.
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By Rob Dillon
Nov 5, 2009

Lemme get this straight:

"pro to 2.5"

"right-leaning offwidth"


Fortunately this discrepancy is obvious enough from the base...

By Alexey
From: San Jose
Nov 5, 2009

you should ignore Blitzo beta, just enjoy his photos

By Rob Dillon
Nov 7, 2009

It does appear that some of it comes straight outta Reid.

But man, the guy's got an eye with that camera!

By Osprey
From: ...
Jan 7, 2012

FFA: Loyd Price, Roger Gordon, 1967

By Bruce Hildenbrand
Nov 15, 2013

The second pitch is more of a squeeze chimney than an off-width. Traditionally this pitch was done with just a poorly placed lost arrow for pro. You probably need some really big pro to properly protect it.