The route starts out with 50 feet of low angle slab climbing past four bolts (5.6), after negotiating past a loose section, a good stance is gained on a detached pinnacle at the base of a steep headwall. The route than ascends the center of the headwall, clipping five more bolts to a chain anchor. The crux is a well protected mantle.
Ivory Coast is located approx 300 yds. due west of Seymor Frishberg and Boneless Chicken Ranch. From Seymor Frishberg, scramble up to the Lichen It/Far Thing belay ledge, then follow the trail west to the base of Ivory Coast. Near the base, you will scramble over some rocks (look for cairn), up some short switch backs, then scramble down to the base of the climb
8 quick draws + anchor
There is also a 10a crack variation finish. Balancy and fun - pro to 3"
10a crack variation finish
Jim Thornburg doing the finish moves on Ivory Coas...
By Alec Sluser
From: Concord CA
Mar 23, 2016
Climbed this last week, saw only 8 bolts. There were 4 bolts on the 5.9 scramble up, then another 4 on the actual 5.10d portion of the climb. Might of missed a bolt on the transition from the 5.9-5.10d part. Either way, well protected and fun route.
By Floyd Hayes
Jun 3, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
I climbed it with friends back in December 2013. There were 8 protection bolts, plus the anchor. The last two bolts were farther right than I wanted; my left arm got really tired while clipping them! We thought it was easier than 5.10d--although we finished on the crack (apparently the 5.10a way), which we thought was the way the route was supposed to go (we didn't even consider climbing right of the crack).
Floyd Hayes near the top of Ivory Coast on 20 December 2013. Photo from a video by Andrew Taylor.