Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

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.

34 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Cookie Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 104
Beverly's Tower
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 118
Wheat Thin
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 79
Meat Grinder
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 315
Outer Limits
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 23
Twilight Zone
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 198
Catchy
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 95
Catchy Corner
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 97
Waverly Wafer
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 53
Butterfingers
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 70
Hardd
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 34
The Enema
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 98
Crack-a-Go-Go
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 104
Butterballs
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 71
Red Zinger
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 73
Cookie Monster
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beverly's Tower
 104
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Wheat Thin
 118
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Meat Grinder
 79
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Outer Limits
 315
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Twilight Zone
 23
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Catchy
 198
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Catchy Corner
 95
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Waverly Wafer
 97
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Butterfingers
 53
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Hardd
 70
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
The Enema
 34
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Crack-a-Go-Go
 98
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad
Butterballs
 104
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Red Zinger
 71
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Cookie Monster
 73
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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They say Hawaii is a winter wonderland. I don't think they have ever been to the Cookie! Feb 23, 2010
Stefano Prezioso
Denver, CO
Stefano Prezioso   Denver, CO
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. Jun 3, 2012