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Valley of The Blind

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Black, The S 
Cocked N' Loaded T 
Cosmic Hippo T 
Demise of Mr. Riffraff T 
Fade to Black T 
Falling Down S 
Geshido T,S 
No Shadow of Darkness T 
Pain and Suffering T 
Painted Warrior S 
Spartican T 
Speak No Evil S 
Tomahawk T,S 
Vision Quest S 
Wisdom and Folly S 

Valley of The Blind Rock Climbing 

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Location: 35.8482, -93.0621 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jer Collins on Jan 6, 2007

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Photo: Sam Matthews


The Longest, most dramatic and varied routes in the area. Some of the most classic sport and traditionally protected routes in the region.

Getting There 

The same cliffline as Sams, easily approached by a one mile drive south, and parking at the near end of a guard rail on the right hand(west) side. Look for yellow fiber optics sign at the edge of the treeline. Locate the trailhead here. Trend right at the seasonal waterfall. A 7 minute hike to Painted Warrior Wall.

Climbing Season

For the Sam's Throne & Surroundings area.

Weather station 7.7 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Valley of The Blind

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Valley of The Blind:
Wisdom and Folly   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 65'   
Painted Warrior   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Black   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Erik in the slabby dihedral near the top of Speak ...

Speak No Evil 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  AR : Sam's Throne & Surroundings : Valley of The Blind
Climb the orange arete, moving left on holds to the base of the overhang. Pull over to a slabby section in the sweet dihedral. At the top of the dihedral, traverse right under the roof to top out....[more]   Browse More Classics in AR

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By Erik Pohlman
From: Westminster, CO
Dec 10, 2010
It is NOT considered proper to hang permanent draws or chains in this area, especially on already established climbs. It is also STRONGLY discouraged on new lines that go up.

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