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Ort Wall

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Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.92186°N / 120.47058°W

Object Title: Ort Wall

Route Type: Sport Climbing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Less than two hours

Rock Difficulty: 5.10a (YDS)

Difficulty: 5.8 - 5.11b

Number of Pitches: 1

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Created/Edited: Feb 6, 2012 / Feb 9, 2012

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Overview

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A Grotto is defined as "a cave or cavern." That is exactly what this area is.

Getting There

 
Grotto Area Map
Grotto Area Map

The Ort Wall is located in the Grotto Area, next to The Grotto, Cave Routes, and The Welcome Wall. From the parking lot, go through the second white gate and continue west bound along the road (not heading towards Table Mountain yet. About 1/4 - 1/2 mile you'll see the trail split left. Go left. The trail now heads up switchbacks towards Table Mountain. WATCH OUT FOR POISON OAK. IT IS EVERYWHERE. The trail will come to a talus which you can cross. You can enter the Grotto Area from either the West or East. The West enterence has a Class 3 scramble down into the hole. If you hike around on the talus you'll enter from the east with a nice decent down into The Grotto.

Route Description

 
Ort Wall 2
Ort Wall
 
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Ort Wall w/ Routes
Ort Wall w/ Routes

Ort Wall Routes


A. Misperception 5.10d

B. Ortman Complex 5.10c

C. Clip, Clip, Wow 5.10d *

D. Geronimo 5.11b *

E. Color Coded Quickdraws 5.10b *

F. Sidesaddle 5.9 ** Five bolts to shutter anchors. Shares with Cowboy Up.

G. Table Scrap 5.11a

H. Cowboy Up 5.8 Located just to the right of Sidesaddle. This is a newer established route at Ort. Three bolts to shutters. Shares the same anchors with Sidesaddle.

Essential Gear

This wall features awesome, short, agressive, steep sport climbing. 6 quick draws and a 50m rope are plenty.

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