Butterballs, The Cookie Cliff 5.11c

   
Search
Go

Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 4.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 30 minutes
Approach time: 10 minutes
Descent time: 15 minutes
Number of pitches: 1
Height of route: 80'
Overview
In the 70s, Henry Barber would show up in the Valley for a few weeks and snag a handful of classic, cutting-edge routes right in front of the astonished local climbers. Butterballs was one of Barber?s many prize picks. This route ascends steep finger locks with occasional good edges for the feet. Move quickly and stay close to the wall using your feet wisely. A wide finger section with poor feet proves especially challenging to those with thin fingers. Flaring thin hands in the pod are more difficult than expected and the finish is steep with secure liebacking. Most climbers toprope this climb before feeling solid enough to hang around and place protection on lead.
Photos - View all 2 photos of Butterballs as: Thumbnails | Slideshow
Climber Beta on Butterballs
  A total of (3) submissions of route beta on Butterballs
Which SuperTopo guidebooks include a topo for Butterballs?

Yosemite Free Climbs
Find other routes like Butterballs

 
Everything You Need to Know About Yosemite Valley
Search the internet for beta on Butterballs
  Search the internet for information on Butterballs
Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: January 26, 2008
The Cookie Cliff - Butterballs 5.11c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Photo: Todd Snyder
Other Routes on The Cookie Cliff
The Cookie Cliff - Outer Limits 5.10c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Outer Limits, 5.10c
The Cookie Cliff
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

The Cookie Cliff - The Enema 5.11b - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
The Enema, 5.11b
The Cookie Cliff
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

The Cookie Cliff - Crack-a-go-go 5.11c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Crack-a-go-go, 5.11c
The Cookie Cliff
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

The Cookie Cliff - Cookie Monster 5.12a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Cookie Monster, 5.12a
The Cookie Cliff
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

The Cookie Cliff - Meat Grinder 5.10c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Meat Grinder, 5.10c
The Cookie Cliff
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

More routes on The Cookie Cliff
SuperTopo on the Web