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5.10a, Trad, 120 ft, 2 pitches,  Avg: 2.2 from 9 votes
FA: Royal Robbins, Loyd Price, February 1968
California > Yosemite NP > Lower Merced Ri… > h. Cookie Area > Cookie Cliff
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

You can have two more pitches for Nabisco wall and leave big gear at the base of Waverley Wafer.
P1 - straight-forward chimney - 5.9 - 50 feet bring you to a big ledge
p2. start as 6" relatively easy ow but toward the end become a flare in which you can nor really squeeze if average size. Layback and use the groove on the left face. This is a crux - hard for 10a. In the crux you have to be right side in ( so if you started left side in you need to change to the end)

Location

Start from the trail which lead to Meat Grinder, when it meet lower cliff with obvious chimney start

Protection

2 #6 and 2#5 plus the gear you plan to use for upper part of Nabisco

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Second pitch just before the crux
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[Hide Comment] FA: Royal Robbins, Loyd Price, 2/1968 Jan 7, 2012