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Future Games Rock

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L to R R to L Alpha
Bendix Claws, The T 
Continuum T 
Disappearing Act T 
Games Without Frontiers T 
Hang 'Em High T 
Invisibility Lessons T 
Invisible Touch T 
Sandblast T 
Therapeutic Tyranny T 

Future Games Rock  

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0117, -116.0533 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: M.Morley on Jun 19, 2002


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This generally north-facing rock is a good choice to escape the heat on a hot morning, although it gets afternoon sun. The two signature moderate routes here are Continuum (5.8+) and Invisibility Lessons (5.9). The Bendix Claws (11a) a superb, steep thin crack, is also well worth the trek. There are several other starred routes ranging from 5.10b to 5.13a.

Note: There are no bolted anchors for any of the routes. To descend, walk off to the east (climber's left).

Routes listed from left to right:

Exploding Brown Nodules (5.11c TR)
Orno-Necro (5.11c)
Therapeutic Tyranny (5.11a)
The Bendix Claws (5.11a)
Hang 'Em High (5.12a/b)
Continuum (5.8+)
Games Without Frontiers (5.13a)
Invisibility Lessons (5.9)
Invisible Touch (5.10b)
Disappearing Act (5.10c)
Sandblast (5.7)

Getting There 

From the Split Rocks parking area (not really a parking lot, but rather a cul-de-sac), hike north along trail past the Split Rock boulder (NO CLIMBING), then cut east towards Frigid Tower, another large split rock. Future Games Rock faces northwest and can be identified by the dogleg crack Continuum Allow 20 minutes or so for the approach.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.4 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Future Games Rock:
Continuum   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Invisibility Lessons   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Invisible Touch   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Bendix Claws   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Hang 'Em High   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Games Without Frontiers   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Looking up at Hang 'Em High (5.12a/b)

Hang 'Em High 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Future Games Rock
This mixed route is in between Bendix Claws to the left and Continuum to the right. A left leaning crack leads to two bolts to a 5.10 crack (that parallels Bendix Claws) with a pin, to a one bolt face finish. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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What's needed for the anchor on-top of Bendix Claw...
What's needed for the anchor on-top of Bendix Claw...
Me, high on Continuum - cragcam
BETA PHOTO: Me, high on Continuum - cragcam
Jared from Dallas starting up Continuum.
Jared from Dallas starting up Continuum.
Future Games Wall and Frigid Tower from the north
BETA PHOTO: Future Games Wall and Frigid Tower from the north
Future Games Wall
BETA PHOTO: Future Games Wall
Future Games Rock
BETA PHOTO: Future Games Rock
Future Games Rock and False Saturn Boulder. Photo ...
Future Games Rock and False Saturn Boulder. Photo ...

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