Valley of The Blind Rock Climbing
Photo: Sam Matthews samjmatthewsphoto.com
The Longest, most dramatic and varied routes in the area. Some of the most classic sport and traditionally protected routes in the region.
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
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Valley of The Blind
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Valley of The Blind:
The Black 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For Valley of The Blind
Cosmic Hippo 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Arkansas
: Sam's Throne & Surroundings
: Valley of The Blind
Start up the handish corner crack until you gain a ledge with a tree. This is where you test your luck. Begin up the offwidth, smearing and stemming while placing pro in the disappearing, increasingly mossy (seasonal) crack. After the nut check, get good pro in and continue into the belly of the beast. Place your larger pieces up high, then ride through the glorious finish.If it wasn't so dirty, it would get my vote for the best offwidth in Arkansas....[more] Browse More Classics in Arkansas
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.