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L to R R to L Alpha
Angstrom's Away S 
Long and The Short of It, The T 
Nipple Jam T 
Pastie T 
Pickpocket S 
Plumber's Crack, The T 
Rat Face TR 
Rat Race T 
Thrill Hammer T,S 
Wee Little One S 

Tourist Trap Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.47809, -121.18544 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: M.Morley on Nov 23, 2007  with updates from Nicole BI

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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 - 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 0.4 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Tourist Trap

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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   
Pickpocket   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport   
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Featured Route For Tourist Trap
Rock Climbing Photo: Brad Young during the FA of The Long and the Short...

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 Trap’s 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

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