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The Cookie Cliff

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America's Cup 
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Catchy Corner 
Chicken Delight 
Cleft, The 
Cookie Left Side 
Cookie Monster 
Cookie-Center, The 
Cookie-Right, The 
Dynamite Crack 
Elevator Shaft, The 
Enema, The 
Enigma, The 
Jardine's Hand 
Meat Grinder 
Outer Limits 
Red Zinger 
Stigma, The 
Twilight Zone 
Waverly Wafer 
Wheat Thin 
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The Cookie Cliff 

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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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Cookie Cliff:
The Cookie-Right   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 170'   
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'   
Catchy Corner   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Butterfingers   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Jardine's Hand   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 115'   
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'   
Hardd   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Crack-a-Go-Go   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   
Butterballs   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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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Crack-a-Go-Go 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a PG13  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : The Cookie Cliff
This fine granite jewel climbs through some prime real estate. The route starts as a seam that generally widens as you ascend. The crux comes down low but endurance is still needed on this rope stretcher. Be careful that your pro is placed carefully as this route has spit more than a few climbers and their gear to the ground. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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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.
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.