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Far Side  


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Elevation: 6,700'
Location: 38.6187, -105.2377 View Map  Incorrect?
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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

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',5],['5.11',4],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Far Side:
Coffee Bitch   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Abracadabra   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Induction Oven   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Hume's Horror   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Three Holes Make A Face   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Lizard With a View   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Far Side overview.

Detachable Pillar Arete 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CO : Shelf Road : ... : Far Side
Start in the once dirty, low right corner on the right side of the pillar where it meets the wall. Move up and left through the face to attain the arete, then prepare to get needled....[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!