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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 aka The Stigma, The T 
Twilight Zone T 
Twinkie T 
Vendetta T 
Waverly Wafer T 
Wheat Thin T 
Unsorted Routes:

The Cookie Cliff 


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Location: 37.7184, -119.7187 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 23, 2006
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Werner Braun on "Meat Grinder".
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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.


31 Total Routes


['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',5],['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',1],['5.13',2],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Cookie Cliff:
The Elevator Shaft   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R     Trad, 2 pitches, 230'   
Beverly's Tower   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Meat Grinder   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Vendetta   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 350'   
Wheat Thin   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Outer Limits   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   
Waverly Wafer   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
Twilight Zone   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Catchy   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Jardine's Hand   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 115'   
Butterfingers   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Catchy Corner   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Hardd   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Aftershock   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Enema   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Butterballs   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Crack-a-Go-Go   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   
Red Zinger   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
America's Cup   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Cookie Monster   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c     Sport, 2 pitches   
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Savoring the gorgeous corner...

Catchy Corner 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : The Cookie Cliff
Sooooo Gooood!!!!!!!From the upper ledge above Catchy...Jam, lieback and stem up the ever steepening corner until the yellow Alien/red Alien size crux forces you to pull and push a little bit harder. Master the bulge and stoke it up to the last little pull around too the right. Belay on the right most anchor. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of The Cookie Cliff Slideshow Add Photo
Merced in the spring. Just below The Cookie Cliff.
Merced in the spring. Just below The Cookie Cliff.
The Cookie cliff
The Cookie cliff
John Bacher, 1985.
John Bacher, 1985.
Poison Oak is very common in the Lower Merced Canyon. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Poison Oak is very common in the Lower Merced Cany...
Merced River below the Cookie and Elephant Rock. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Merced River below the Cookie and Elephant Rock.
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The Cookie from the road
The Cookie from the road
Looking at the cookie
Looking at the cookie
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By Osprey
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: Detroit, MI
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.