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Color Coded Quickdraws

5.10b, Sport, 30 ft,  Avg: 2.5 from 68 votes
FA: unknown
California > Sonora Pass Hig… > Table Mountain > Ort Wall
Access Issue: No new bolts. Respect signs and private property owners near the crags. Details


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.


4 bolts to a two bolt anchor

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Oakland CA
[Hide Comment] 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
[Hide Comment] 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
[Hide Comment] 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
[Hide Comment] 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
Michael Thielvoldt
San Jose
[Hide Comment] 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
Brooks Andrew
Shenandoah Junction, WV
[Hide Comment] 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
San Francisco, CA
[Hide Comment] Beta update: third bolt still missing. can protect with a cam (#0.75) right next to the bolt hole Feb 4, 2018
Peter J
Ford E-150, wherever
[Hide Comment] just put a nut behind the flake. no cams necessary Feb 20, 2018
[Hide Comment] Does anyone know why the crux bolt was removed? The area description says "no new bolts", but maybe it's ok to replace broken bolts...

A 0.5 c4 in the left side of the flake seems fine. The flake itself seems solid, but the rock under the right side of the flake (where the 0.75 fits) sounds hollow AF... don't recommend placing gear on the right side. May 14, 2018