Ort Wall

Page Type
California, United States, North America
Route Type:
Sport Climbing
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Time Required:
Less than two hours
5.8 - 5.11b
Rock Difficulty:
5.10a (YDS)
Number of Pitches:

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Ort Wall
Created On: Feb 6, 2012
Last Edited On: Feb 9, 2012


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

Getting There

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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

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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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