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The Witch is the major formation just past the Sorcerer. The amphitheater formed by these two rocks holds the highest concentration of Needles' classics. Most climbs are on the west face -- this can be approached by a small access point near the top of the formation.
Hike the trail past the Sorcerer. Decend through a notch to the South very near the West face of the Witch.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Witch:
Innersanctum 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 500'
Igor Unchained 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Phosphorescent Flow 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, 1 pitch
Witch Doctor 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Airy Interlude 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches
The Pit & The Pendulum 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Spook Book 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R Trad, 4 pitches
Gorilla Warfare 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Entity 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad, 4 pitches, 450'
Green Tide 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Ankles Away 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 230'
Terrorvision 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch
Pegleg 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 200'
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Spook Book 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R CA : Southern Sierra : ... : The Witch
AKA "Welcome to the Needles." Yet another beautiful, perfect route -- I think it's the Witch's analog to the Don Juan Wall: shorter, and perhaps easier, but more heart-pounding and intense. The crux pitch is one of the most exceptional corners I've ever climbed -- super technical, sustained, devious, and full of committing moves above fiddly gear.P1: Begin at a small left-facing left-leaning loose-ish flake system. Place some uninspiring gear (I believe there's a shitty pin as well), then per...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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