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Routes in Far Side

5.6 Crack S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
666 S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
A.W.E.S.O.M.- O 4000 S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Abracadabra S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ahkenaten S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
An Unknown S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Anselmo Power S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Arblow Hard S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Arthur's Lip Service S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Black is Beautiful S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Blackshirts S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Centurion S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chomping at the Bit S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Coffee Bitch S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Creepy Ass Cracker S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crow's Nest S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crush of Love, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cry of Love, The S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Detachable Pillar Arete S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Don't Worry, Baby S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Eh, Nice Route S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
El Lagarto S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Elvis is Everywhere S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Exorcist S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Facing the Animal S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Far Side's Trad Route T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
First Class Tickets to The Resurrection S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flakeus Maximus S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Flying High Again S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Hume's Horror S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
I Can Smell Your Thoughts S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Iguana Breath S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
In the Region of the Butterfly Pump S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Induction Oven S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lizard King, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lizard of Oz S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lizzard With a View S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Lounge Lizard S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mardi Gras S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Me So Horny S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mental Hopscotch S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
One Ton Son S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Portable Airplane (aka Robbin' the Hood) S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
RAMMESES S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ragged Ass Tinkering Cow Thieves S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
SETI S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Schindler's Pissed S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Shelfie S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Thick as Thieves S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Three Holes Make A Face S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
To the Max Von Sydow S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Too Many Notes, Your Majesty S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tunnel Vision S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Wedgie S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Well Hung S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Wun Dum Fuk S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
You Can't Handle The Truth S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Zu den händen von Herrn Wiesenthal S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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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.

59 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- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Crow's Nest
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
Coffee Bitch
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 56
Abracadabra
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
RAMMESES
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 48
Hume's Horror
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
The Lizard King
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 42
Induction Oven
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 14
Tunnel Vision
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 25
Detachable Pillar Arete
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 29
Blackshirts
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 21
Three Holes Make A Face
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 36
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
 8
Well Hung
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crow's Nest
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Coffee Bitch
 26
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Abracadabra
 56
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
RAMMESES
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Hume's Horror
 48
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
The Lizard King
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Induction Oven
 42
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tunnel Vision
 14
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Detachable Pillar Arete
 25
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Blackshirts
 29
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Three Holes Make A Face
 21
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Flakeus Maximus
 36
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
 8
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

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