Elevation: 8,422 ft
GPS: 36.661, -105.983 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Wenker on Mar 23, 2009
Admins: Mike Howard, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
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Access Issue: Some rocks in this area are on private property. Property owner requests signed waiver. Details

Description

This seldom-visited little 'dome' hosts a few easy, short trad routes (none of the routes are longer than probably 70 feet, if that). Although it is included in the old-school online guide, none of the current guide books even mention this crag (maybe for good reason; it may not be worth the walk over there, unless you have a strong urge to get far, far from the maddening crowd).

Far Rock is split into two formations by a gully known as the "Great Crevice". The "Great Crevice" is a flat, smooth dirt area between the two formations. A nice little haunt. 
There are two known routes on the west formation:
Tossin' and Flossin' (5.10c/d): A steep crack with a bouldery crux to fun face climbing.
Slammin' and Jammin' (5.10c): Easy, fun face climbing to a crux bulge and finger crack finish.

There are four routes on the east formation that are listed in the online guide are (from left to right):
Short N' Sweet (5.7): A short low angle face leads to a blocky finish. Didn't look too interesting.
Left or Right (5.8): Fun mix of crack and face.
Look Mom, No Friends (5.7): A sweet fist crack, but sadly too short.
Look Mom, Friends (5.8): We weren't able to confidently identify this climb. At the north end of the east wall, there's a couple of possible crack or face climbs. Where a dilapidated wooden fence leans against the wall, there's a fallen tree just a little farther north. Left of the fallen tree, there's a couple of jugs that may be this route, but looked too short to be a real climb (anyone know about this one?).

Getting There

From the Sundeck Wall/Aspen Alley area, head due west across the slickrock for about 400 meters. Alternatively, one can drive almost right up to Far Rock via FR 64G and a spur road. See this image for details on this alternative approach. 

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Fritz Devendorf
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Fritz Devendorf   Santa Fe, New Mexico
Could this be "Look Mom, Friends". We top roped it and I thought it was great, harder than 5.8.
Jun 20, 2012