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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Todd Gordon, Resa Ashbachar, Rick "Locker " Thompson, Blitzo, Karoosh, 5/08
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Feb 4, 2010

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Bort (5.10a) with the rope hanging, Joshua Tree NP


This route lies about 20 yards left of "Road to Utopia". There is a bush growing out of the rock at the base. Climb face past four bolts to a ledge with an oddly placed bolt. Move left then climb golden rock past another bolt to the anchor.


Six bolts, two bolt anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: A Mormon climber ascending Bort.
A Mormon climber ascending Bort.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bort
Rock Climbing Photo: Tucker Tech on the first red point of "Bort&q...
Tucker Tech on the first red point of "Bort&q...
Rock Climbing Photo: "Bort". Photo by Blitzo.
"Bort". Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Blitzo on Bort.
Blitzo on Bort.

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By C Miller
Feb 22, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This is a nice addition to the area with good protection, varied movement and a casual approach.

Climb up featured rock past holes and jugs to a stance at the 4th bolt where a balancy highstep gains better holds and then a ledge. Clip the next bolt (5th) with a runner, shuffle left on a ledge and then up rust-colored intrusions to a tricky hand/foot match sequence and the top. Three stars out of five.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Oct 29, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Nice line, fun moves with a few crux moves. Top with the orange colored chert was done a variety of ways from our group. Fun.
By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Sep 11, 2013

Bort = improper pronunciation of Bolt
By D. Evans
From: Tustin, California
Oct 25, 2015

Good rock on this route.
By mhagny
Apr 30, 2016

yes, indeed, this is a really nice climb. Much more interesting to climb than it looks (i.e., it's not friction slab at the top!)

Nice bolt placement, too.

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