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The Cookie Monster - 5.7

Average Rating = 4.29/5 Average Rating : 4.29 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (17)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.73/5
  Rock Quality 4.09/5
  Scenery 4.45/5
  Fun Factor 4.36/5

Description:

An amazing 3 pitch climb, also can serve as an excellent start to Cat in the Hat, bypassing the crowds if you're fast. Start in a large, broken corner system that sits on the left hand side of Mescalito. The route begins above the broken red rock that forms a large shelf in front of Mescalito. Pitch 1: Ascend the corner system to a decent stance. 5.6, 100' Pitch 2: Continue up the corner system past two rap stations, belaying above the second one. 5.6, 110' Pitch 3: Finish up the corner system, heading up and right when the choice presents itself. Belay at a station. 5.7, 100' Descent: Rappel Cat in the Hat by downclimbing some 4th class blocks to reach the top of the 2nd pitch of the route.

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2005-03-26
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Route ID: 57346

17 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: keith_b00ne on 2013-05-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars First Multipitch Climb in Red Rocks

Great climb with jugs and huecos. Protection is plenty. I picked an aweful first belay, but overall a good day.

Added: 2013-05-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: theresister on 2013-03-18 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Went to Cat in the Hat pitch 5.

Climbed the first easy pitch of Black Willow Hollow to get to the start. Did the route in three pitches to join CITH. Joined the conga line and did one pitch of CITH then rapped CITH. Had to reclimb about 60ft of CITH to unstick a rope on the third rappel.

Added: 2013-03-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Bats on 2012-03-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars C is for Cookie, but this route gets an A

Fun route, perhaps the next I am out in the area, I would lead it.

Added: 2012-06-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: geno88 on 2012-04-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun route with great holds

Jay lead the route with a 70 meter rope. We had about 30' of rope left at the first belay point which was about 12 feet off to the right and back in an alcove which offered some shade on a hot day. Beautiful crack right there, took a Camelot C4 #.75, #1 & #2 for an easy anchor. Belayed Jay from here to the top and then down climbed to Cat in the Hat and rapped off with the 70 meter. This seemed like a much better way than to do three pitches. Also stashed our packs before starting up to the shelf where the climb starts so we did not have to scramble this part twice.

Added: 2012-04-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jnrose5 on 2010-11-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fantastic climb

We had a 70 meter rope, and never saw any slam-dunk belay stations. It ended up being two really long pitches of fantastic climbing before we topped out on Cat in the Hat.

Added: 2010-11-08

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