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Valley of The Blind

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L to R R to L Alpha
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 
Grand Traverse, The 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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Administrators: TylerKC, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jer Collins on Jan 6, 2007
Forecast:
Washington's Birthday

66° | 52°
Tuesday

70° | 48°
Wednesday

72° | 53°
Thursday

71° | 53°
Friday

61° | 33°
Saturday

52° | 37°
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Photo: Sam Matthews samjmatthewsphoto.com

Description 

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

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',4],['5.12',5],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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:
Cosmic Hippo   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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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Featured Route For Valley of The Blind
Rock Climbing Photo: Cosmic Hippo

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

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By Erik Pohlman
From: Westminster, CO
Dec 10, 2010
PLEASE NOTE!!!
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.