The east face of the Sorcerer is very steep and home to some of the most classic climbs in the Needles. The major lines, right to left are: Scirocco (12a), Wailing Banshees (11-), Don Juan (11b), Thin Ice/Ice Pirates, and Atlantis (11c). The Fire Wall is beautiful glowing wall that stands apart from the main wall on the lower east face. It is home to a few one pitch testpieces including the arching undercling of Pyromania (13b).
The upper west face of the Sorcerer has a few shorter lines as well.
Approach most climbs by decending a narrow passage between the Sorcerer and Witch (closer to the Witch). Climbs are then accessed by a long ramp system along the base of the wall.
Descend by making a long rappel down the narrow northern ridge to the Sorcerer-Charlatan saddle.
Weather station 10.1 miles from here
14 Total Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sorcerer:
Thin Ice 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches
Pinhead 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
The Raven 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch
Tradewinds 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Atlantis 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
PG13 Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Scirocco 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 150'
Pyromania 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For The Sorcerer
Pinhead 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Southern Sierra
: ... : The Sorcerer
A stellar one pitch thin seam on the northwest face of Sorcerer. Purity of line, sustained and technical, beautiful rock with very fine moves make this a single pitch classic on a cliff full of multi-pitch classics. A challenging lead.Climb a thin crack up to a roof, pass the roof (crux), and continue with sustained 5.10+ to a fixed copper head. Sustained 5.10a (R) stemming past a 3-4" flared groove with a bush. Continue up 2-3" grooves and stems to a second roof sustained 5.10a. Pass roof ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Unknown Climber on Pinhead I believe. Taken from S...
sitting atop the Sorcerer after climbing Thin Ice.
BETA PHOTO: The Sorcerer. This is Stephen high on the 1st pit...
Sorcerer - Lower East Face with Devil's Dinette th...
By Max Tepfer
From: Bend, OR
Sep 30, 2014
Descent with a 70m is fairly straight-forward. Rap to the Sorcerer-Charlatan notch and then east down the weakness. There's a two bolt anchor about 20' below the notch and 70 barely reaches. Tie knots!