Twilight Zone, The Cookie Cliff 5.10d


Yosemite Valley, California USA

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mark miller

Social climber
Oct 19, 2010 - 09:52pm
If you are at the base and looking up the route and you still want to climb need to see a Psych. And I like the wide...
scuffy b

heading slowly NNW
Oct 19, 2010 - 09:34pm
Supertopo also supplies strange beta for New Diversions and for Reed's Direct.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2010 - 09:25pm
My beta is back in the 11 hex, tube chock era.
Technique! Every move is a rest.

Riley, you gettin' on it this weekend? I'd love to follow and take photos.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Oct 19, 2010 - 11:30am
I cannot believe Supertopo recommends avoiding the last pitch... just incredibly funky and facile of them. The last pitch is actually hard, interesting and a real surprise for many when you pull into it. It is a powerfully barn-dooring lieback for a few moves off of which some have taken nasty falls, it is that significant. It is 5.10a. The rock is decent and the belay is off the giant bench atop the crux pitch. You end on the Cookie wall top and can just hike off westward and down to the road. The last pitch is very much Part of The Original Very Very Historic Route and Experience, Chris--- quit abridging our history.

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   Oct 19, 2010 - 11:16am
Awesome route.

I placed finger and hand sized pieces on the 1st pitch (from below Outer Limits up to the stance below the OW). The belay takes hand sized gear, so save it.

On the crux pitch I placed (in order) 2ea #6 C4, 1ea 4.5 Camalot, 1ea #4 C4, 1ea #3 Camalot, 1ea #1 Camalot. Felt well protected.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Nov 12, 2008 - 01:48am
great thread on the Road to The Twilight Zone here

Trad climber
Mill Valley, CA
May 14, 2003 - 05:45pm
The closest I have ever come to not having fun while rock climbing...
The Cookie Cliff - Twilight Zone 5.10d - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Photo: Todd Snyder
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