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Valley of The Blind

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Black, The 
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Valley of The Blind 

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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.

14 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Valley of The Blind:
The Black   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Erik near the middle of Painted Warrior.

Painted Warrior 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a  AR : Sam's Throne & Surroundings : Valley of The Blind
Climb the pocketed face to the base of the arete/dihedral system, attaining a ledge halfway up the wall. Continue past the first anchors on steep face climbing to the top of the wall for one amazing route....[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.