Tourist Trap Rock Climbing
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As the name might imply, Tourist Trap is a popular area not only with climbers but also with the passers by. It lies right off the main "Moses Springs" trail, a mere 5-minute walk from the parking area. There are a half-dozen or so moderate routes. The most popular is Rat Race
, an improbable 5.7 that surmounts an intimidating roof. A single rope is sufficient to climb and descend all routes.
Route Index: Pickpocket
- 5.11b Angstrom's Away
Wee Little One - 5.8 Rat Face
- 5.10+ (TR) Rat Race
Happily Married Bachelor - 5.9 Thrill Hammer
- 5.8+ Nipple Jam
Park at the upper lot on the East Side (the road terminus past the visitor center). From here, hike up the "Moses Springs" trail for a short ways, perhaps 5 minutes, looking for a signed "Climber Access" post on the right.
Weather station 0.4 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Tourist Trap
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tourist Trap:
Pastie 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Rat Race 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Rat Face 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR, 1 pitch
Featured Route For Tourist Trap
The Long and The Short of It 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA
: Central Coast
: ... : Tourist Trap
This climb begins on the Tourist Traps midway ledge, 25 feet right of the two bolts found halfway up Nipple Jam. Start in an up-and-left hand crack. This leads 15 feet to a roof (gear to 1 ½ inches). Make one move up the roof to the first bolt (reachy). Three more bolts protect climbing up and generally right to a shallow corner. Move up the corner to a two-bolt anchor, 55 feet from the start of the route....[more] Browse More Classics in CA