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.
14 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Valley of The Blind:
Spartican 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 55'
Demise of Mr. Riffraff 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 55'
No Shadow of Darkness 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Wisdom and Folly 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 65'
Fade to Black 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a R Trad, 85'
Speak No Evil 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Painted Warrior 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Geshido 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Tomahawk 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Trad, Sport, 90'
Pain and Suffering 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 35'
The Black 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Vision Quest 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For Valley of The Blind
The Black 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 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
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