- Tom Higgins Shares His Recollections Of A Classic
(posted: Nov 13, 2017)
We selected the streak we did climb because a side view suggested it might not be as steep at the top as other lines we examined, but the view from underneath still shocked us so much we just stopped looking and thinking about what was up there.
Another Accident at The Tourist Trap
posted: May 01, 2001
On May 5th a climber from Fairfax, California fell about 25 feet while climbing near Rat Race at the Tourist Trap. The climber was knocked unconscious and became tangled in his ropes during the fall. Ranger Neal Labrie climbed 30 feet to the climber where he treated his injuries before lowering him to waiting paramedics. After treatment at San Jose Valley Medical Center, the climber was released.
The CDF, American Medical Response and Calstar II Air Ambulance were also involved in the rescue. This was the second major climbing accident at the Tourist Trap in the past year.
For details of the previous accident see Climbing Accident On Tourist Trap.