Elevation: 1,517 ft
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Shared 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tourist Trap

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Pastie
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 77
Rat Race
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 38
Wee Little One
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 54
Thrill Hammer
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
The Long and The Short of It
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 17
Rat Face
TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Pickpocket
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pastie
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Rat Race
 77
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Wee Little One
 38
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Thrill Hammer
 54
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
The Long and The Short of It
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rat Face
 17
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR
Pickpocket
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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