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Pat and Jack Pinnacle

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Babble On T 
Boneheads T 
Cat's Squirrel T 
Chicken Fever T 
Desperado S 
Desperate Straights T 
G-Man  T,S 
G-Man Extension (not Book'em, Dano) T 
Gay Bob's to extension T 
Gilligan's Chicken T 
Golden Needles T 
Headstrong S 
Jack Pinnacle, Left T 
Kiddie Corner T 
Knob Job T 
Knuckleheads S 
Makayla's Climb T 
Nine Lives T,S 
Nurdle T 
Pat Pinnacle T 
Polymastia T 
Rocky Horror Show T 
Sherrie's Crack T 
Skinheads S 
Suds T 
Super Slacker Highway, The T 
Trough of Justice T 
Tube, The T 
Underclingon S 
Unknown T 
Unknown (5.8?) S 

Pat and Jack Pinnacle Rock Climbing 

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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.

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

31 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pat and Jack Pinnacle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pat and Jack Pinnacle:
Golden Needles   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 220'   
Nurdle   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Unknown (5.8?)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   
Makayla's Climb   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Suds   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
The Super Slacker Highway   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 8 pitches, 600'   
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'   
Desperate Straights   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad   
Knob Job   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   
Knuckleheads   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Polymastia   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Sherrie's Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Skinheads   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   
G-Man Extension (not Book'em, Dano)   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 80'   
The Tube   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Desperado   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Rocky Horror Show   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Underclingon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Cat's Squirrel   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
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By Bryan G
From: Yosemite
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: Moab, UT
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: Yosemite
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).
By T-rack
From: Merced, CA
Nov 5, 2015
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?
By Bryan G
From: Yosemite
Nov 6, 2015
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.

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