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.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Fat Freddie’s Cat:
Bookman Pitman 5.6 PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 115 feet
Early Bird 5.9+ Trad, 2 pitches, 200 feet
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Bookman Pitman 5.6 PG13 CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Fat Freddie’s Cat
The crux comes at the point where the nice tips to fingers crack flares out and you have to do some fun yet interesting stemming/smearing moves on small edges to surmount. You need a 70m if you are going to the block at the top, or you can stop at the obvious ledge about 20 feet above where the crack peters out. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA