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The Sorcerer is a smaller subsidiary formation that sits at the foot of the massive Sorcerer. It is home to a few easy classics (Love Potion #9 and Broomsticks) as well a few Lechlinski testpieces (Piranha and Parasite).
Head into the main amphitheater formed by the Witch and Sorcerer, and continue all the way down past the Fire Wall. Some scrambling/easy downclimbing is required. At the base one must head right (west) towards the wall and through an inobvious passage amongst some thick twisted trees and boulders. This will deposit you at the base of the Apprentice at an overhanging wall/alcove that contains the aforementioned hard routes. Just around the corner are Love Potion #9 and a few other easy climbs.
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Broomsticks 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
Love Potion No. 9 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad, Sport, 2 pitches
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Love Potion No. 9 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 CA : Southern Sierra : ... : The Sorcerer's Apprentice
This is an enjoyable and easy climb that doesn't see too much traffic. Finding the start is a little tricky -- see the area description for details.P1: Climb up intermittent cracks and fins of rock to a face with a few widely spaced bolts. Belay at a stance with a bolted anchor. A long pitch, 5.9+.P2: Climb up ever steepening face past four or five bolts, then turn the corner around the right. Save a sling for a crucial knob tie-off!!! Continue traversing right and then up to a bolted bel...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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