Elevation: 7,594 ft
GPS: 36.107, -118.48 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Jun 18, 2006 with improvements by nathanael
Admins: Matthew Fienup, Muscrat, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

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.

Descent involves a single rope rap from anchors to the north and a bit of easy downclimbing. The downclimbing can be avoided via a second rap from some slings under a boulder.

Getting There

Hike the trail past the Sorcerer. Decend through a notch to the South very near the West face of the Witch.

20 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Witch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 77
Innersanctum
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 356
Igor Unchained
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 276
Airy Interlude
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 12
Phosphorescent Flow
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Witch Doctor
Trad 4 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 7
Pizzazz
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
The Pit & The Pendulum
Trad 4 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
 52
Spook Book
Trad 4 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 28
Gorilla Warfare
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 11
The Entity
Trad 4 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 5
Green Tide
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
 4
Terrorvision
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 40
Ankles Away
Trad 2 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 14
Pegleg
Trad
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13
 5
The Nautilus
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Innersanctum
 77
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Igor Unchained
 356
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Airy Interlude
 276
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Phosphorescent Flow
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad
Witch Doctor
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Pizzazz
 7
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
The Pit & The Pendulum
 15
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Spook Book
 52
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R Trad 4 pitches
Gorilla Warfare
 28
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
The Entity
 11
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad 4 pitches
Green Tide
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad
Terrorvision
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad
Ankles Away
 40
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Pegleg
 14
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad
The Nautilus
 5
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
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