Sorcerer Needle, North Face

California, Sierra Nevada, The Needles
Author: Fred Beckey. Climb Year: 1973. Publication Year: 1975.

A new route was done by Greg Thomsen and me on April 21, 1973. Awkward chimney pitches from the east gully lead to the uphill (north) notch. Starting slightly west is a textbook series of parallel cracks that lead to the summit in two pitches. These begin with mostly aid placements, then gradually taper to thin, enjoyable free climbing.

– Fred Beckey