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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.
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.
Weather station 6.2 miles from here
26 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pat and Jack Pinnacle:
Nurdle 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Suds 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Babble On 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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'
Polymastia 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 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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Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Bryan G
From: San Jose
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: San Jose
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).