Mountain Project Logo

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
Type: Trad, Sport, 80 ft
FA: Tim Reid, Eric Topel, David Rubine, 10/1990
Page Views: 2,571 total · 30/month
Shared By: rhyang on Jan 4, 2011
Admins: Aron Quiter, andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

You & This Route


47 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:


     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:


-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
    -none-
Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

Kind of a steep start. I thought the crux was between the first and second bolt.

After the sixth bolt there are some small cracks. Either place some pro here and head up over the "summit block" (5.7) variation to the anchors (bolts with rings) or traverse right (5.6).

Location

First bolted route to the right of Rat Race.

Descend by rappel.

Protection

Six quickdraws; cams in the 0.5 - 0.7" range if taking the 5.7 "summit block" variation

Photos

Justin Otter
  5.8+
Justin Otter  
  5.8+
Great climb. The crux is between the second and third bolts. If you go to the left and use the couple underclings its probably a 5.8, if you go directly up the face it's significantly harder and is more like a 5.9. Also, near the top you can go to the right to some anchors and rap rings, definitely don't need cams or anything. Jan 17, 2018
Isaiah Foulks
Monterey
 
Isaiah Foulks   Monterey
 
Steepest 5.8 at Pinns! LOL Dec 14, 2017
ToDoubleD Whitney
Aptos, CA
 
ToDoubleD Whitney   Aptos, CA
 
We top roped this and set a directional on the last bolt which is about 6' from the top and off to the right as you're looking down. Setting the directional avoided the problem of the rock getting dragged into the crack, but also commits you to climbing the harder route. Jan 13, 2014
Matt G.  
Nice climb. The crux is early, as there are no hands for about 10 ft, but great feet that you can balance your way up with.

The end is a bit run out, but really easy compared to the start. Tops at super solid chains but top-rope tends to get dragged into top crack off to right which is annoying (friction), but not hazardous. Feb 6, 2012

More About Thrill Hammer

Printer-Friendly Guide