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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.
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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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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Thrill Hammer 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA : Central Coast : ... : Tourist Trap
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)....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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