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Angstrom's Away S 
Long and The Short of It, The T 
Nipple Jam T 
Pickpocket S 
Rat Face TR 
Rat Race T 
Thrill Hammer T,S 
Wee Little One S 

Tourist Trap  


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Submitted By: M.Morley on Nov 23, 2007  with updates from Nicole BI
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Description 

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 - 5.10a
Wee Little One - 5.8
Rat Face - 5.10+ (TR)
Rat Race - 5.7
Happily Married Bachelor - 5.9
Thrill Hammer - 5.8+
Nipple Jam - 5.8

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.3 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Tourist Trap:
Rat Race   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Thrill Hammer   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Rat Face   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     TR, 1 pitch   
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