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Cookie Monster 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Josh Smith
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Josh Smith on Mar 22, 2009

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John stretching it out a bit on Cookie Monster. Ju...


A sweet route for all the sugar-fiends out there. There is a low crux at the second bolt, and then a second crux clipping the anchors.


Second route down stream from the chimney at the end of Monster Wall.



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By Arthur Sullivan
From: Albuquerque,NM
May 29, 2009
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Excellent moderate route. Long and varied climbing. Thought clipping the anchors was a bit difficult for 5.8. Don't miss the hidden pocket left of the anchors which makes life easier at the top.
By Beefy hadfield
Oct 4, 2009

This climb wanders a lot, but has solid holds if you are willing to move around. Goes waaaay to the left above the first bolt, but comes back for a crux at the second bolt. Look for the holds, they are there!
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jul 12, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

JeremyA wrote:
...Crappy bolting...

There's a difference between complaining and constructive criticism. Complaining is useless while constructive criticism is helpful and has a high probability of ensuring corrective action is taken. This comment is more of the former. The climbers that took the time, effort and expense to put in a route for all of us to climb are nice guys who are very interested in safety and climbers enjoying the routes.
If you can be more specific about which bolt(s) you found to be HORRIBLY placed, I'm confident the FA guys will take that into consideration. I know Josh has personally moved bolts on other routes he has put up after hearing feedback from others. He allowed me to add an additional bolt and chain to the anchor on Pegasus after I got unnecessarily concerned about the anchor. He was not offended or bothered by my suggestion as he has the utmost respect for the safety of us climbers at UEF.

Also, I'm pretty sure this line was TRed before being bolted as the majority of routes at UEF have been.

Placing bolts isn't as easy as it may seem. Many considerations must be taken into account and the best rock for the bolt isn't always right inline with the climbing. This is especially true at UEF given the rock quality.
By Dom1394
From: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Jun 9, 2013

The bolting is just fine on this route... !
By Andrew B. Ellis
Jul 16, 2017
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Wonderful moderate route, with very well thought out bolt placements right where they should be for the climbing (and in bomber rock) I had an ear to ear grin on this route the whole climb. Great movement.

I dont think the route wanders much unless you choose to - the 5.8 climbing all seems well within the bolt line. Love this thing!
By Dylan Boyle
Jul 20, 2017

Bolting was just fine, though to keep it 5.8 you had to move a bit left and right of the bolt line at times. Super fun moderate route.

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