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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).
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.
14 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sorcerer:
Stars and Stripes Forever 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 200'
Sleight of Hand 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches
Thin Ice 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches
Lost at Sea 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch
Pinhead 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Wailing Banshees 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
The Raven 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch
The Don Juan Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 5 pitches
Ice Pirates 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches
Tradewinds 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Atlantis 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a PG13 Trad, 4 pitches
Scirocco 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 150'
Davy Jones' Locker 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Pyromania 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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The Don Juan Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c CA : The Needles / Kern River : ... : The Sorcerer
Words cannot describe how amazing this route is. P1: Take the same right-facing corner start as Thin Ice/Ice Pirates. Move the belay to the far left end of the ledge formed by the top of the flake. 5.9+P2: The next two pitches follow the immaculate left-facing corner system. Climb a long finger crack with stemming and progressively harder moves. Belay at bolts. 5.11.P3: Continue up the corner system. Again, 5.11.P4: Climb up a lower angle face and corner with tricky gear, step left and ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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