Wisdom and Folly on a foggy day
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.
Weather station 7.7 miles from here
15 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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The Black 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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The Black 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c AR
: Sam's Throne & Surroundings
: 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!)....[more] Browse More Classics in AR
Latest Regional Forum Messages
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.