Cookie Monster, The Cookie Cliff 5.12a

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 4.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 20 minutes
Approach time: 15 minutes
Descent time: 20 minutes
Number of pitches: 1
Height of route: 70'
Overview
On the first ascent, this route was boldly led on RPs and nuts and rated 5.12c. The climb was downgraded to 5.12a after it was bolted. With bolts, the route changed from a seldom-repeated trad lead to probably the most popular 5.12 sport climb in Yosemite. While there is occasionally talk among locals of chopping the bolts, this has yet to happen. The key to this climb is moving fast through the lower sections to have enough energy for the tips lieback crux. The second pitch is 5.13b.
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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: March 14, 2002
The Cookie Cliff - Cookie Monster 5.12a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Photo: Todd Snyder
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