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Routes in Cracker Jack Cliffs

"Ida-Know" S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
"Ida-who" S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Back to Basics S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Basic Reality S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Battle of the Bulge S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Best Seller S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Betty Cracker S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Big Plans S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Carmel Coated Fun S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Case of the Stubborns S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Charlie Don't Send S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Claim To Fame S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Crack 'em Up S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cracked Open S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Crosstown Traffic S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Drastic Plastic S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Enemy Wind S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Every Things It's Cracked Up To Be S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Firedance S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Frequent Flyer S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Ground Zero S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Hijacked S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Huecos Rancheros S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Jack & Jill Go Bolting S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jack Frost S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Jack Jumped S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Jack Off S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jack Pot S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jack Splat S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Jack and the Beanstalk S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Jack be Nimble S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Jack be Quick S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Jack of all Trades S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Jack's Back S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Jackin For Change S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Jacks Crown S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jacks in Hole S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Jackson Five Ten S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jill and Drill S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jumbo Jack S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mental Block Party S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Milk Money S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Original Crackerjack, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Private Battle S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Row Your Boat V10 7C+
Saucy Jack S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sinker S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Six Shooter S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Snap, Crack, or Pop S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Step Right Up S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Suicide King S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Total Lack of Jack S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Totally Jacked S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Two Bit Fantasy S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unknown S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Virtuous Reality S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Walking the Plank S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
You Don't Know Jack $%^ S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Description

Good first lead. Classic!

Location

On the separate boulder at the east end of Cracker Jack Cliffs, starts in the creek bed.

Protection

5 bolts to chain anchors

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Timothy Carlson
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Timothy Carlson   Flagstaff, AZ
 
Perhaps the best route for a new leader in all of N. Arizona. Feb 26, 2017
Peter Thomas
Prescott, AZ
  5.5
Peter Thomas   Prescott, AZ
  5.5
Bolts are starting to show rust streaks Oct 6, 2013
ClimbPHX.com
Mesa AZ
5.5
ClimbPHX.com   Mesa AZ
5.5
Solo it already... Apr 22, 2009
ANGUS WIESSNER
Denver Colorad
ANGUS WIESSNER   Denver Colorad
Great first lead for a first timer Feb 10, 2009
Randy Loveless
  5.6 PG13
Randy Loveless  
  5.6 PG13
I really liked this route, but my climbing buddy didn't care for it much. Not the easiest of 5.5's.... maybe more of a 5.6. Fun route, though, and a nice warm up! Oct 23, 2008
Pete Hickman
Tacoma, WA
 
Pete Hickman   Tacoma, WA
 
Its a great first lead because it is safe but if they are really conservative then they can still get a taste of the terror that is to come with future lead climbing. Mar 6, 2008
Andrew Ryder
Arizony
  5.5
Andrew Ryder   Arizony
  5.5
Sorry guys, but I respectfully disagree... we had a brand new leader on this route yesterday (i.e. this was his first day leading) and he did just fine. What's wrong with a new leader having to commit to small footholds? Sounds like a good thing to me, especially on a well-protected route like this. It's not like you're going a long way or hitting the ground if you fall, since there's 5 bolts in barely 30 feet of climbing and the hard part is near the top. Plus, a third can scramble up the side of the boulder and make sure the leader sets up the anchors properly. I don't think it gets much better for a first lead. Dec 3, 2007
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
 
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
 
Agreed, Hillary! Our group had two relatively new leaders get on this route last weekend and both got stymied at the third bolt where the small pockets disappear for a moment and one must rely on smearing on dished areas in the rock. Granted, with the angle of the rock it's not hard but it's hard to commit to when you're a new leader.

Neat route! Oct 10, 2007
Aesthetic and a must-do novelty, but by no means classic. I wouldn't stick a conservative beginning leader on a traversing route like this, but that's just me. Bakes in the sun and inaccessible during periods of high water. Mar 21, 2007