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Elevation: 7,890 ft 2,405 m
GPS: 36.10825, -118.48129
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The Charlatan is the first major formation past the Magician. It sits directly above the Sorcerer. It is perhaps most famous for two routes -- one that ascends the strange blocky formation on the summit (Our Lady of the Needles), and another called Spooky which takes off from the Witch-Charlatan saddle (Spooky can also be accessed by hiking up to the summit and rapping in from anchor bolts). Fancy Free (5.10+) is another classic climb up obvious cracks on the east face of the Charlatan.

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Once you pass the Magician, the trail will take you past the northen end of the Charlatan. The summit is an easy detour up a small trail, and climbs on either side can be accessed from the main trail as well.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Charlatan

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 60
Charlatan Summit Spire (a.k.a. O…
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 174
Spooky
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 150
Fancy Free
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
Gemstone
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Bad Fortune
Trad 2 pitches
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 8
Pins and Needles
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Charlatan Summit Spire (a.k…
 60
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Spooky
 174
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Fancy Free
 150
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Gemstone
 13
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Bad Fortune
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Pins and Needles
 8
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad
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