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Pat and Jack Pinnacle

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Babble On T 
Boneheads T 
Chicken Fever T 
Desperate Straights T 
G-Man  T,S 
G-Man Extension (AKA Book'em, Dano) T,S 
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,S 
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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Location: 37.7249, -119.7132 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.


23 Total Routes


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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   
Makayla's Climb   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
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'   
The Super Slacker Highway   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 8 pitches, 600'   
Desperate Straights   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   
Boneheads   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Trough of Justice   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad   
Knob Job   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   
Sherrie's Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Knuckleheads   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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'   
G-Man Extension (AKA Book'em, Dano)   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 80'   
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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Featured Route For Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Nate Weitzel midway up on Knob Job, prior to the crux.

Knob Job 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Knob Job is an excellent hand and finger crack that escapes midway up the route onto a series of wild knobs, hence the name. Unique climbing for Yosemite. Well protected. Climb the obvious hand crack until you gain a pair of thin cracks. Follow this through some knobs and trend to the left. Head for a tree that is far to the left of the start. Expect some rope drag at the top. Long pitch. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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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.