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Clip, Clip, Wow S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Color Coded Quickdraws S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cowboy Up S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Geronimo S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Ort Man Complex S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sidesaddle S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 30 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Sep 28, 2002
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Please do not place any new bolts or fixed hardware at Table Mountain, and minimize our impact here. Climbing is open, with restrictions: private property. Details

Description

The second line of bolts from the right of the Ort Wall. Pretty straight forward climbing on good holds until the crux near the third bolt.

Protection

4 bolts to a two bolt anchor

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caughtinside
Oakland CA
 
caughtinside   Oakland CA
 
Fun climb, mostly easy with a short crux. Would be a three star if it wasn't so short! Apr 28, 2008
Tim Camuti
Placerville, CA
 
Tim Camuti   Placerville, CA
 
According to the Guidebook, Color Coded Quickdraws has 5 bolts and is now the third line of bolts from the right, the second anchor set from the right on the Ort Wall. Jun 12, 2010
Eric Wilkins
  5.10b
Eric Wilkins  
  5.10b
This is the 3rd route from the right. There is a new 5.8 (Cowboy Up) which shares the anchors with Sidesaddle. Note that the photo for this route is actually Sidesaddle and NOT Color Coded Quickdraws. This route has 4 bolts to a chain anchor. Really fun route that I wish was a little longer. I give it 3 stars even though it's short because it has some cool moves. Jun 9, 2014
David Torres  
 
Warning! The third bolt, right where the crux is, has been chopped off. I took a whipper after getting to the crux and realizing the bolt was missing. I would not recommend climbing this route anymore. Jul 18, 2017
Mike Thielvoldt
Martinez, CA
 
Mike Thielvoldt   Martinez, CA
 
David Torres is correct, the third bolt has no hanger. I protected this segment with a #1 cam placed in a short crack that divides the bulge to the right and the main rock. This crack is actually located slightly within the larger crack defining the right side of the flake and about 2 feet above the lower tip of the flake. I willfully avoided using the flake for pro. This placement takes a second to find, but it is there and it did catch me when I popped off. Nov 2, 2017
In my experience the flake was fine, protected with a .75 camalot. If you're not stoked on that you can back it up easily with a .5 in the flake to the immediate left of the initial placement.

Decent route. Nov 20, 2017
jpvandever
San Francisco, CA
  5.10b
jpvandever   San Francisco, CA
  5.10b
Beta update: third bolt still missing. can protect with a cam (#0.75) right next to the bolt hole Feb 4, 2018
Peter Foster
Davis, CA
 
Peter Foster   Davis, CA
 
just put a nut behind the flake. no cams necessary Feb 20, 2018

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