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10 - The Cookie Cliff
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Hardd T 
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The Renegade 

YDS: 5.13b/c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: X- ZA: 30 British: E7 6c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13b/c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: X- ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: FFA Todd Skinner/ Alan Watts 1986
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Submitted By: Luke Stefurak on Feb 4, 2013

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Description 

This stunning thin crack starts out hard with sustained 5.12- climbing up to a large Xenolith. A few tough moves get you established on the large foothold at the first bolt. From here the climbing becomes 5.13 in a hurry and within 5 feet all good footholds vanish. (Rumor says a useful foothold for the top section broke in the last 5 years).

Torque on the tiny pin scars, wishing that your fingers were smaller, and relish the idea that there are two good holds in the final 40 feet. Seems to be pretty solid 5.13 climbing.

This route is often used to for clean aid practice. You can test out body weight placements on the upper half, backed up by the free climbing bolts.

Location 

This is the first route encountered on the approach trail to the Cookie Cliff. It is located between Catchy and The Enigma. It is an obvious thin seam.

A top rope can be setup on this climb by doing the Enigma and rappelling or lowering from the a bolted anchor. You will need to swing a ways to the left. Clipping a few draws on the midway anchor and bolts will help get you to the Stigma anchor.

Protection 

Thin gear leads to two spaced bolts protecting the crux section. Bolted anchor with lower-off biners.


Photos of The Renegade Slideshow Add Photo
Todd Skinner on The Stigma (5.13), Yosemite Valley...
Todd Skinner on The Stigma (5.13), Yosemite Valley...
Aid practice in 1973 on the Stigma.
Aid practice in 1973 on the Stigma.
Alan Watts near the end of the Stigma. Photo by Je...
Alan Watts near the end of the Stigma. Photo by Je...
Alan Watts on the second ascent of The Stigma. Pho...
Alan Watts on the second ascent of The Stigma. Pho...
1973; Higher up on the Stigma.
1973; Higher up on the Stigma.

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By Luke Stefurak
From: Seattle, WA
Feb 4, 2013

This was originally a three pitch aid route. Only the first pitch goes free. The second pitch, rated A3, is only ~50-75 feet and has many fixed copper heads to two bolt anchor(good hardware). Not sure about pitch three.

Some Route History:
supertopo.com/climbing/thread....
By jimi thornburg
Apr 25, 2014

Since this climb is listed as a free climb rated 5.13, it should use the name of the free version, "The Renegade".

The Stigma is the aid climb.
By Chris N
May 19, 2015

Since this is the first pitch of an old aid climb that has never been completely free climbed it should be referred to as the 1st pitch of The Stigma. A great rurp practice climb! (Maybe not now but then)
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