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Freak Brothers Dome Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,400'
Location: 34.04285, -116.14436 View Map  Incorrect?
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I can't believe it's a girdle!

Description 

This formation, with three distinct summits, is located in the southern section of the Wonderland of Rocks, on the eastern side of the Wonderland Valley. It lies east and a bit north of the Astro Domes, and faces the impressive eastern faces of the Astro Domes.

Named after the Fantastic Furry Freak Brothers "underground" comics (there were three Freak Brothers).

Several fun friction routes are located here. The classic line without a doubt being I Can't Believe It's A Girdle (5.9/10a). Also, worthy of note is Girdle Crossing (5.10d) and the rarely done high angle friction route, The Sound of One Hand Slapping (5.11c).


Getting There 

The formation is easily reached by parking in the Wonderland backcountry (dirt) parking area, located off the dirt Big Horn Pass Road road (about 0.1+ mile past the paved Barker Dam parking lot). Hike out the Wonderland Valley Wash. Where the Wash/Valley widens, stay straight ahead. After about 600 yards, the formation will be seen on your right.


Climbing Season

For the Wonderland Valley area.

Weather station 8.0 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Freak Brothers Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Freak Brothers Dome:
I Can't Believe It's a Girdle   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   
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I Can't Believe It's a Girdle 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA : 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 CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Freak Brothers Dome, Joshua Tree NP
Freak Brothers Dome, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Freak Bros Dome from the Astro Domes area.
Freak Bros Dome from the Astro Domes area.
Rock Climbing Photo: Freak Brothers Dome, Joshua Tree NP
Freak Brothers Dome, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Freak Brothers Dome. Photo By Blitzo.
Freak Brothers Dome. Photo By Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Freak Brothers Dome is one of the most distinc...
The Freak Brothers Dome is one of the most distinc...
Rock Climbing Photo: Freak Brothers Dome
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Rock Climbing Photo: The fabulous Freak Brothers Dome, Joshua Tree NP
The fabulous Freak Brothers Dome, Joshua Tree NP

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By Bobby Fredin
Oct 21, 2003
Its one hell of a rock! one false move & you could be smashed off the rocks like a july locust on my wind-shield.Just dont smoke to much when you get up there, or you'll forget how you got that high & have to radio in for a helicopter.......& that ain't cheap!$$$$!