|Valley of The Blind
Beautiful route that follows the prominent black streak just to the right of painted warrior. This route is the best quality sandstone route I have ever been on. Unlike painted warrior, this route is not made of a broken system of flakes, but rather "molded" in bomber crimps. First pitch is 12b, and second is 12d. Done in 1 pitch it takes the 13a grade (and the only way to do it in my opinion!).
Painted Wall, just right of painted warrior
|By Tony Mayse|
May 15, 2010
This was one of my proudest routes to put up. My wife Lori and I came down on a 38 deg. fall day in 2003 to climb the route in it's entirety in one pitch. This route will always be special to me. I hope everyone enjoys the line as much as I have!
May 25, 2013
The Black is a Solid Very good 5.12c There is no reason to do it in 2 pitches