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East Wonderland Valley Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.04324, -116.14355 View Map  Incorrect?
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This covers the eastern side of the broad Wonderland Valley which tends to be less crowded than the more popular western side due to it's high concentration of classic routes. Please see the individual crags for more detailed approach information.

Crags here include:

Fat Freddie’s Cat
Freak Brothers Dome
The Greenhouse
Mesopotamia Dome
Mirage Rock
Nomad Dome
Pea Brain
The Red Obelisk
Surprise Rock
Unforeseen Dome
The Weenie
Winnebago Rock

Getting There 

Standard Wonderland approach via South Wonderland Approach and once in the Wonderland Valley proper stay on the main trail heading north as it passes through a brushy section after which the Freak Brothers Dome will come into view. Plan on 30 - 45 minutes for the approach.

Climbing Season

For the Wonderland Valley area.

Weather station 8.0 miles from here

39 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in East Wonderland Valley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Wonderland Valley:
Last Angry Arab   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   Nomad Dome
Willard   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Nomad Dome
Early Bird   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Fat Freddie’s Cat
I Can't Believe It's a Girdle   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Freak Brothers Dome
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Featured Route For East Wonderland Valley
Rock Climbing Photo: Following pitch 3 of  I Can't Believe It's A Girdl...

I Can't Believe It's a Girdle 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Freak Brothers Dome
This 4 pitch route provides an excellent excercise in traversing along a thin dike that runs about mid-height through all three sections of the formation. The 2nd and 3rd pitches are scarier for the second than the leader. The route was put up over a number of years, with the 1st pitch being the last one established.Pitch 1: (5.10b) Start off a small ledge near the left end of the west face, (near a small Yucca). Tricky and thin face moves up and left (5.10b), past a bolt, then straight up past ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of East Wonderland Valley Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Freak Brothers Dome from the trail, Joshua Tree NP
Freak Brothers Dome from the trail, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Wonderland Trail with the Freak Brothers Dome in t...
Wonderland Trail with the Freak Brothers Dome in t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climb the varnish to the right of the direct way.
Climb the varnish to the right of the direct way.

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