Fat Freddie's Cat. Photo by Blitzo.
A large east-facing formation back behind the Freak Brothers Dome
. Home to a small handful of routes, most notably the diverse Early Bird
, as well as a couple of face climbs.
There’s usually a rap station at the top of Early Bird consisting of a few slings with knot chocks (requires 2 ropes). If that’s not your cup of tea there’s a fairly easy, albeit a bit long, downclimb off the back of the formation - scramble up to the summit and descend in a gulley.
If approaching from the entrance to Wonderlands, walk past the Freak Bros Dome, then cut right up a wide valley. A trail will eventually cut right and a scramble will get you up to the main formation. Several poor quality trails precede the proper trail, if you have to do a bunch of bush wacking you’ve chosen one of these. If you run into a large, well, obelisk, in the middle of the pathway that’s The Red Obelisk
and you’ve gone too far.
Weather station 8.0 miles from here
5 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Interesting Joshua Tree face climbing, though the start, which traverses a bit, is fairly traditionally bolted and the slab is still exfoliating to some degree. Falling before the 3rd bolt would not be recommended. Continues up, trending right near a gully/chimney. Follow left of the chimney up to a large ledge.Either scramble right to the “anchor” on Early Bird (2 rope rap), or downclimb off the back....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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