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Safety First Rock

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Casual Affair T 
Safety Pin T 

Safety First Rock 


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0116, -116.0539 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 1, 2009
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Sizing up the final bulge. The route "Casual Affai...

Description 

Right of Future Games Rock and separated from it by a broken section of rock is this smaller formation comprised of two large blocks with a distinctive roof cutting across it near the bottom.

Routes listed from left to right:

Casual Affair (5.10d R)
Safety Pin (5.11c)
Potatoe Punk (5.11b TR)


Getting There 

Approach as for Future Games Rock but head right through boulders to the base of the formation.


2 Total Routes


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Sizing up the final bulge. The route "Casual Affair" is visible on the left end of the formation. Copyright 2003, by Randy V.

Safety Pin 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Safety First Rock
Begin on a boulder near the left end and traverse right above a roof to large stances. The first gear placement is about 15' off the ground but the climbing difficulty through the initial section is moderate (5.10-). Continue upward past one bolt and a piton before reaching the sustained crux section using side pulls, protruding edges, and small crystals to a sloping ledge. A move over a bulge near the top leads to a two bolt anchor. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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