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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: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Monomaniac on Jun 5, 2007
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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

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',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   
Creepy Ass Cracker   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Crow's Nest   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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'   
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   
Lizard With a View   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For Far Side
Rock Climbing Photo: Flakeus Maximus.

Flakeus Maximus 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CO : Shelf Road : ... : Far Side
Climb the great BIG left-trending flake with some sustained smooth jams, hidden holds inside the flake, pretty good feet, pockets and small edges on the left face for 5 clips to a small break at C6. Gain the small break and climb the upper face on thinker pockets and tricky feet past C7 and then big pockets to and past C8 to the chained anchors....[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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