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The Cathouse is the formation just south (left) of Playhouse Rock. The climbs are on the south side of the formation. The routes are short, but fun. The area apparently doesn't get climbed a lot as some of the routes are chossy.
Park at the Playhouse Rock turnout. The formation is to the left of Playhouse Rock. There is a tree sticking out of the formation on the side opposite Playhouse Rock.
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Bobcat 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
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Little Brown Jug 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Cathouse
This route, also on the Left Side face, starts about 10' right of "Felix". Make some moves up to the ledge, step left and follow face and a right curving flake/crack, then a few feet up a vertical crack. Move left to another crack. Follow this and face to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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