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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 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 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 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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 5.11d 7a 24 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 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
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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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Jim Stegall. March 1996
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Shared By: Orphaned on Mar 24, 2007
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Description

This is a really nice route that goes up on nice big moves to an overhang finish. The guidebook originally rated it 10d and then upgraded it to 11a. If you move right at the top, rather than going straight up the bulge, you may think this is the easiest 11a on the planet.

Protection

5 bolts and shuts.

Location

This route starts just right of the corner system where Best Seller is found. Far left end of the Cracker Jack Cliffs, just right of a big overhang.

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susan peplow
Joshua Tree
  5.10c/d
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
  5.10c/d
Did the route today for the first time in many years. The route is fun and provides enjoyable 10+ climbing to the steep top section.

Don't think it's all fun and games though and be prepared for a lack of the clipping holds when going for the anchor. You've got a shoulder height side pull for your right to clip from and that's about it with the exception of a good stance.

Route is good, softer than the guidebook but not a gimme. Today, to me, it felt awkward clipping with the bent elbow right arm. Apr 2, 2007
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
  5.10b/c
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
  5.10b/c
In description above "If you move right at the top, rather than going straight up the bulge, you may think this is the easiest 11a on the planet."

So true. We were thinking it was 10b-ish but, of course, we were grabbing the big ledge on the right side of the anchors at the bulge. It didn't seem unreasonable or off the route to grab that and, in fact, I think it would be a very strenuous anchor clip without it.

Nonetheless, this is a very fun route. Oct 9, 2007
Christian Shope
Tacoma
  5.10c/d
Christian Shope   Tacoma
  5.10c/d
Very fun. I found it mentally challenging as a lead climb and not technical. Mar 14, 2013

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