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Far Side Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,700'
Location: 38.6187, -105.2377 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Monomaniac on Jun 5, 2007
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Description 

This uncrowded wall gets good afternoon shade, and offers a great variety of routes from 5.9 slots to 5.13 crimpfests, including some of Shelf’s steepest (and shortest) routes on the free-standing Incredible Hulk boulder.

Getting There 

Follow the trail from the old parking lot until a well-maintained spur trail signed “Far Side” heads left. Follow this trail to the far left end of the Far Side Wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.2 miles from here

37 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',8],['5.9',7],['5.10',12],['5.11',6],['5.12',2],['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 Far Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Far Side:
Coffee Bitch   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Crow's Nest   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Creepy Ass Cracker   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Schindler's Pissed   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
RAMMESES   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Abracadabra   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Hume's Horror   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Lizard King   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Induction Oven   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Shelfie   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Blackshirts   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Detachable Pillar Arete   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Three Holes Make A Face   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Flakeus Maximus   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Iguana Breath   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Far Side
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Lizard With a View 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CO : Shelf Road : ... : Far Side
Black is beautiful. Climb the dark, vertical to overhanging wall past 10 or so clips. The difficulties come quickly (at the 2nd bolt), but the pitch is engaging all the way to the anchors. Note: you can cheat the crux on the right with some offwidth debauchery... drops the grade to .10d or so. Still a stellar line....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Dan G0D5H411
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 25, 2011
Although in the shade for a good period of the day, when the wind is howling at Menses or Mural Walls, this cliff offers a good respite.
By Slade
From: Gunnison
Sep 25, 2011
Dan, Slade here......just had a gREAT day at the Far Side. Andy took us here and we had the BEST time in the SHADE during a 90 degree day.....AND NO ONE ELSE WAS HERE!!!! Love this area. "I Can Smell Your Thoughts" is insane!

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