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BETA PHOTO: Sorcerer goes up the major system, and both routes...

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 MORE INFO >>>


The Sorcerer is the semi-detached pillar composed of Navajo sandstone to the right of the Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Getting There 

Both pillars are located above mile marker 1 on River Road. Approach by parking off the highway and following the obvious trail up the talus slope.

Climbing Season

For the River Road area.

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Sorcerer

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Sorcerer:
The Sorcerer   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Sorcerer's Crossing   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 280'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Craig Lubben laybacking the "calf lock" ...

Sorcerer's Crossing 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Utah : Moab Area : ... : The Sorcerer
This challenging route has been described as the "hardest offwidth tower in the desert." The four pitch route starts on the right side of the Sorcerer pillar linking up with the final pitch of the Sorcerer.P1: (5.12-) 130' Starts as a chimney and transitions into 30' of splitter butterfly/calf-locks. The last 30' section is a challenging squeeze chimney. A sustained and technical pitch.P2: (5.10) 75' Straight forward offwidth.P3: (5.2?) 20' Weird traverse behind the tower to the original rou...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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