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Fat Freddie’s Cat 


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Fat Freddie's Cat.
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Description 

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.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Fat Freddie’s Cat:
Early Bird   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Featured Route For Fat Freddie’s Cat
Broken Bits starts off the lower left of the shot and traverses right and up towards the 'chimney'.  You can see the last section of Early Bird in the background.

Broken Bits 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : 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 CA

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