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Routes in Tourist Trap

Angstrom's Away S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Long and The Short of It, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Nipple Jam T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pastie T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pickpocket S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Plumber's Crack, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rat Face TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Rat Race T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tab's Flakes TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thrill Hammer T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wee Little One S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

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
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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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