Butterballs, The Cookie Cliff 5.11c


Yosemite Valley, California USA

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Trad climber
Washington DC
Jan 26, 2008 - 08:03pm
I agree on the red zinger comment. while most of butterballs is straight forward, it was always the off fingers near the top for me. I have very small hands which was always good on routes like tales or short circuit. btw who ever gave the detailed beta on red zinger re left hand in pod, reach with right was very accurate in my book.

Washington DC
Feb 26, 2004 - 02:18pm
Big fingers are nice for this climb. I have thin fingers and have an easier time with Red Zinger

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Washington DC
May 18, 2003 - 07:25pm
The best pitch of the three pitch Nabisco wall classic: Waverly- Butterballs-Butterfingers.

For the first half of the climb several diorite bumps provide some small sloping feet that at least provide something to stand on. There are good fingers through out this part. Then the crux is rattling fingers with little but the crack for feet. This section is short, and if you get to the flare above it, then you got it made.
The Cookie Cliff - Butterballs 5.11c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Photo: Todd Snyder
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