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Fat Freddie’s Cat

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Fat Freddie’s Cat Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.04348, -116.14373 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

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 Freddie’s Cat

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Fat Freddie’s 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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Broken Bits 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Fat Freddie’s Cat
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 California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Fat Freddie's Cat NE. Photo by Blitzo.
Fat Freddie's Cat NE. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Fat Freddie's Cat. Photo By Blitzo.
Fat Freddie's Cat. Photo By Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Fat Freddie's Cat. Photo by Blitzo.
Fat Freddie's Cat. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Fat Freddie's Cat West. Photo By Blitzo.
Fat Freddie's Cat West. Photo By Blitzo.

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