Fat Freddies Cat Rock Climbing
Fat Freddie's Cat NE. 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.
Theres usually a rap station at the top of Early Bird consisting of a few slings with knot chocks (requires 2 ropes). If thats not your cup of tea theres 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 youve chosen one of these. If you run into a large, well, obelisk, in the middle of the pathway thats The Red Obelisk
and youve gone too far.
Climbing Season For the Wonderland Valley area.
Weather station 8.0 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Fat Freddies Cat
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Fat Freddies Cat:
Early Bird 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Time Avenger 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
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Early Bird 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Fat Freddies Cat
This awesome route starts out of a cave in an arching thin hands to hands crack. At the end of this crack step left onto a sloping ledge and belay. The second pitch either goes straight up to a short overhanging crack or, better yet, step to the right and climb beautiful gray varnished face protected by stoppers up to the steep crack....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Fat Freddie's Cat. Photo By Blitzo.
Fat Freddie's Cat West. Photo By Blitzo.
Fat Freddie's Cat. Photo by Blitzo.