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10 - The Cookie Cliff

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Aftershock T,TR 
America's Cup T 
Anathema T 
Beverly's Tower T 
Butterballs T 
Butterfingers T 
Catchy T 
Catchy Corner T 
Chicken Delight TR 
Cleft, The T 
Cookie Left Side T 
Cookie Monster S 
Cookie-Center, The T 
Cookie-Right, The T 
Crack-a-Go-Go T 
Dynamite Crack 
Elevator Shaft, The T 
Enema, The T 
Enigma, The T 
Hardd T 
Jardine's Hand T 
Meat Grinder T 
Outer Limits T 
Pringles S 
Red Zinger T 
Renegade, The T 
Stigma, The T 
Twilight Zone T 
Twinkie T 
Vendetta T 
Waverly Wafer T 
Wheat Thin T 

10 - The Cookie Cliff Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,885'
Location: 37.7184, -119.7187 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 23, 2006
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.1 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',5],['5.10',11],['5.11',10],['5.12',2],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 10 - The Cookie Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 10 - The Cookie Cliff:
The Elevator Shaft   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 2 pitches, 230'   
The Cookie-Right   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 170'   
Beverly's Tower   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Vendetta   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 350'   
Meat Grinder   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Wheat Thin   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Outer Limits   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   
Waverly Wafer   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
Twilight Zone   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Catchy   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Catchy Corner   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Butterfingers   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Enema   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Hardd   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Pringles   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 75'   
Crack-a-Go-Go   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   
Butterballs   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Red Zinger   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Cookie Monster   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport   
America's Cup   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Darko leading Enema, Clint Cummins photo

The Enema 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : 10 - The Cookie Cliff
This is the wildly overhanging hand crack on the right side of the cookie. It is in the shade till late in the day which makes it a good climb for warmer days. Climb the steep crack, reaching between good jams. There is huge jug at the top of this section. Straddle this jug for a good rest (this jug gives the climb its name). They say the section up to the jug is about 10c. The crux is actually on the remaining vertical section. Moving from a flared fist to a finger lock. BD No. 4 is useful here...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of 10 - The Cookie Cliff Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Merced in the spring. Just below The Cookie Cliff.
Merced in the spring. Just below The Cookie Cliff.
Rock Climbing Photo: Werner Braun on "Meat Grinder". Photo by...
Werner Braun on "Meat Grinder". Photo by...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Schultz on the "Meat Grinder Arete"...
Dave Schultz on the "Meat Grinder Arete"...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Cookie cliff
The Cookie cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: The Cookie from the road
The Cookie from the road
Rock Climbing Photo: John Bachar, 1985.
John Bachar, 1985.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking at the cookie
Looking at the cookie
Rock Climbing Photo: Merced River below the Cookie and Elephant Rock. P...
Merced River below the Cookie and Elephant Rock. P...
Rock Climbing Photo: Poison Oak is very common in the Lower Merced Cany...
BETA PHOTO: Poison Oak is very common in the Lower Merced Cany...

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By Osprey Overhang
From: ...
Feb 23, 2010
They say Hawaii is a winter wonderland. I don't think they have ever been to the Cookie!
By Stefano Prezioso
From: Denver, CO
Jun 3, 2012
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.

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