Elevation: 3,597 ft
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Shared 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pat and Jack Pinnacle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 205
Nurdle
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 50
Unknown (5.8?)
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 68
Makayla's Climb
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 91
Suds
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 73
Babble On
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 215
Knob Job
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 40
Desperate Straights
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 109
Boneheads
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 64
The Super Slacker Highway
Trad 8 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 103
Knuckleheads
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 222
Sherrie's Crack
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 35
Skinheads
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 66
The Tube
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Cat's Squirrel
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Rocky Horror Show
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Nurdle
 205
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Unknown (5.8?)
 50
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Makayla's Climb
 68
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Suds
 91
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Babble On
 73
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Knob Job
 215
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Desperate Straights
 40
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Boneheads
 109
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Super Slacker Highway
 64
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 8 pitches
Knuckleheads
 103
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sherrie's Crack
 222
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Skinheads
 35
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Tube
 66
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Cat's Squirrel
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Rocky Horror Show
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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Bryan G
Yosemite
Bryan G   Yosemite
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. Sep 16, 2011
Clayton Knudson
Moab, UT
Clayton Knudson   Moab, UT
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? Jan 31, 2015
Bryan G
Yosemite
Bryan G   Yosemite
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). Feb 6, 2015
T-rack
Merced, CA
T-rack   Merced, CA
Anyone know about the climb to the right of Suds? There were about 5 bolts leading up to a dihedral crack where I placed two pieces of pro and then mantled up to the next bolt and then a set of anchors off to the right by some dirt, and loose stuff. It was just left of the gully and my friends had to climb through the tree a bit. Anyone know any other info about this? Nov 5, 2015
Bryan G
Yosemite
Bryan G   Yosemite
You probably climbed Kiddie Corner (5.10a, FA: Dan McDevitt, Sue McDevitt, 2000s). Bolted face leading into a right-facing corner. Requires two ropes to rap unless you swing over to the left and make a second rap off the anchors for one of those short new sport routes. Nov 6, 2015