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The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Utah > Southeast Utah > River Rd
Warning Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek DetailsDrop down


The Sorcerer's Apprentice is the left pillar of two pillars in the immediate vicinity. The right pillar is the Sorcerer. This is an excellent area on hot days because it stays mostly in the shade. Honestly, the pillars are not incredibly beautiful or striking. They do, however, provide some quality, stiff routes that are an excellent representation of what to expect in the desert. In other words, expect some good rock, and rest assured, there is also some bad rock. The routes on these pillars are nice and spicy.

Getting There

From Moab heading back toward I-70: Take a right on 128 (River Rd). At mile marker 1, look to the cliff on the right and one will see the two pillars. There is a parking area immediately on the left. From the parking area the approach trail is easy to see. Approach time is about 15 minutes.

Routes from Left to Right

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Sorcerer's Apprentice Left
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Sorcerer's Apprentice Right
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sorcerer's Apprentice Left
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Sorcerer's Apprentice Right
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches

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Sorcerer's Apprentice (left) and Sorcerer (right).
[Hide Photo] Sorcerer's Apprentice (left) and Sorcerer (right).