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Pat and Jack Pinnacle

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Babble On T 
Boneheads T 
Cat's Squirrel T 
Chicken Fever T 
Desperado S 
Desperate Straights T 
G-Man  T,S 
G-Man Extension (not Book'em, Dano) T 
Gay Bob's to extension T 
Gilligan's Chicken T 
Jack Pinnacle, Left T 
Knob Job T 
Knuckleheads S 
Makayla's Climb T 
Nine Lives T,S 
Nurdle T 
Pat Pinnacle T 
Polymastia T 
Sherrie's Crack T 
Skinheads S 
Suds T 
Super Slacker Highway, The T 
Trough of Justice T 
Tube, The T 
Underclingon S 
Unknown (5.8?) S 

Pat and Jack Pinnacle  


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Submitted By: Nate Weitzel on Oct 8, 2006
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Description 

Pat and Jack is an excellent crag that is often bypassed for the more popular crags nearby, but it hosts a number of superb routes that are well worth the short walk. This is a steep wall, that has a number of knobs along it which allows the splitter cracks to be done at slightly more moderate grades. Some pitches to try include Sherrie's crack, Knob Job and the Tube. Similar weather as for Cookie Cliff with lots of sun for fall / winter climbing.

Getting There 

Find a parking area off Hwy 140, west of the Cascade Creek bridge and park on the south side of the road. Cross 140 and find a climbers trail that heads directly up the hill. The trail will lead to Knuckleheads, and Knob Job.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.2 miles from here

26 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',12],['5.11',5],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pat and Jack Pinnacle:
Pat Pinnacle   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Nurdle   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Unknown (5.8?)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   
Suds   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Makayla's Climb   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Babble On   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Desperate Straights   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   
The Super Slacker Highway   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 8 pitches, 600'   
Boneheads   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Knob Job   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   
Trough of Justice   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad   
Knuckleheads   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Sherrie's Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Polymastia   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
G-Man Extension (not Book'em, Dano)   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 80'   
Skinheads   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   
The Tube   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
G-Man    5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 100'   
Underclingon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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By Bryan G
From: Yosemite
Sep 16, 2011
I have found Pat and Jack to be one of the most reliable winter crags in Yosemite. The day after a storm, when every crack at the Cookie is seeping water, most routes at Pat and Jack will already be dry.
By Clayton Knudson
From: El Portal, CA
Jan 31, 2015
Anybody have info on the climbs between desperado and nine lives? Bolted line to the left of nine lives felt hard and a bit dirty, is it new? The thin splitter just right of the chimney and desperado looks awesome, anybody done it?
By Bryan G
From: Yosemite
Feb 6, 2015
The tips crack to the right of Desperate Straights (the chimney flake) is called Cat's Squirrel. 5.12a to the first set of anchors (FA: Bill Price, Augie Klein, 1980), or 5.12b to the second set of anchors (FA: Dimitri Barton, Mike Hatchett, Dave Hatchett, Rick Lovelace, et al, 1989).
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