Elevation: 6,700 ft
GPS: 38.619, -105.238 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Jun 5, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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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.

62 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Far Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 26
Coffee Bitch
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Crow's Nest
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
Anselmo Power
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 56
Abracadabra
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 21
RAMMESES
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 50
Hume's Horror
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 15
Tunnel Vision
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 44
Induction Oven
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 26
Detachable Pillar Arete
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 33
Blackshirts
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 22
Three Holes Make A Face
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 38
Flakeus Maximus
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Facing the Animal
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Arthur's Lip Service
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 12
Well Hung
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Coffee Bitch
 26
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Crow's Nest
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Anselmo Power
 25
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Abracadabra
 56
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
RAMMESES
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Hume's Horror
 50
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Tunnel Vision
 15
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Induction Oven
 44
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Detachable Pillar Arete
 26
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Blackshirts
 33
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Three Holes Make A Face
 22
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Flakeus Maximus
 38
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Facing the Animal
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Arthur's Lip Service
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Well Hung
 12
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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Dan 60D5H411
Colorado Springs, CO
Dan 60D5H411   Colorado Springs, CO
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. Apr 25, 2011
Slade
Gunnison
Slade   Gunnison
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! Sep 25, 2011
The directions here are quite sparse. Just about every climb here says, 'next to this one', which says 'next to this one'. Could someone at least orient us with what climb is at the scramble in the middle of the ledge? May 29, 2018