The Fat Cave is a big cave on the South Side of Horseshoe Bay with roof climbing and some amazing features. Plenty of surrounding boulders to warm up on. "Holy Matrimony" and "Steve Obesity" are both classic lines. Check the pockets for little micro-bats before climbing.

Access issues inherited from Bowen

No access issues really, except don't walk through any of the resorts to shortcut areas, this will only annoy the owners and could cause problems in the future.

Ethic inherited from Bowen

Like most other areas, clean off your chalk marks, don't chip holds, if you need to chip it means you're just not strong enough so go train, and you're ruining it for others. Always go to the toilets in the carparks, don't do it anywhere else, nowhere here is it acceptable for a bush poo!


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Start at the bottom of the big flake deep in the cave. Up and out via cool pockets and edges. Cave classic and also the hardest established problem at Bowen.

FFA: Spenser Tang Smith

Start as Holy Matrimony and then follow the line of pockets across the roof to a tricky crux. Out the cave via jugs to a committing mantle.

FA: Nick Larsen

As the name suggests, starting in the big pocket near the end of "Steve Obesity". Crux getting established in the line of pockets in the middle of the roof and then R to the flake.

FA: Steve Baskerville

From the middle of the roof in a sitting position traverse left and low via good holds but less then perfect rock. Can also be started at the flake further right.

FA: Spenser Tang Smith

Same as Teenage Dirtbag but continue out and over the lip, topping out with a mantle.

Start in the middle of the cave. A big move out to the pockets in the middle of the roof then R to big flake.

FA: Steve Baskerville

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