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Sorcerer's Apprentice

5.7, Sport, 60 ft (18 m),  Avg: 1.1 from 11 votes
FA: Richard Rossiter and Laurel Miller, 2005
Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Avalon > Third Tier > W Gully
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 2020 Update Details

Description

This fun little route ascends the west-facing wall behind the Wall of The Goddess buttress. Approach as for Wall of The Goddess, then continue around (east) to the boulder gully at the bottom of Charon's Boat. Hike to the top of the gully and turn left.

Step left from a flat block and climb excellent rock to the top of the wall. It is possible to climb past the 2-ring anchor and belay from a tree on the ledge beneath the Wall of The Dragon.

Protection

3 bolts to a 2-bolt ring anchor. Lower off. Supplemental gear may be used up to 1.5 inches.

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Yvonne stemming past the first bolt.
[Hide Photo] Yvonne stemming past the first bolt.
Sorcerer's Apprentice. A fun moderate route. The hardest move is getting to the anchor from the last bolt.
[Hide Photo] Sorcerer's Apprentice. A fun moderate route. The hardest move is getting to the anchor from the last bolt.

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Ron Olsen
Boulder, CO
  5.8
[Hide Comment] A nice warm-up route that gets good afternoon sun. The hardest move is getting to the anchor from the last bolt; come in from the left to keep the grade moderate.

Great views looking up the canyon from the saddle just above the start; the huge rock spanning the gully is amazing. Sep 20, 2005
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.7
[Hide Comment] You can also climb this thing belly to the bolts past the last clip and to the anchors without going left, which it looked like the bolt line was trying to force. Small slopers will be on the menu and it is probably 5.11b or so, done that way. Jun 24, 2008
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.7
[Hide Comment] The crux is definitely above the last bolt, and moving left keeps the route 5.7. Jul 5, 2013