Elevation: 723 ft
GPS: 45.569, -122.206 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: adam winslow on Aug 18, 2010 · Updates
Admins: Nate Ball, Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

Description

Description compliments of Bill Coe.

Discovered about the same time by the untiring explorer Jim Opdycke and located less than a 1/2 mile East down the SR14 road from Ozone. There is anecdotal evidence that some locals had climbed some here in the 70's, although that has been lost to history except for when they showed up and told some climbers this and that this was formerly private land.

One thing which differentiates and makes Farside unique and different from The Ozone is the restraint of bolts. Although there are a few bolted routes here and there, it could have been possible to put in a bolted route every few feet. Yet it was desired that this area remain like a more traditional climbing area, where folks could learn and practice with gear. This gives the place a different feel than a bolted area, and it's good spot to develop a "lead head" and learn real technical rock climbing. Please help keep it this way for future climbers and restrict the use of bolts. This place can remain for those who appreciate the deeper and different challenge of natural gear lines, and Ozone for those who seek out bolt clip ups.

The one piece of kit all climbers will benefit from carrying here is a small whisk broom. These can often be had for a buck at the dollar tree stores, so get some extras for your buddies when you're there. If everyone just whisked a bit here and a bit there pretty soon the entire area would be as clean as your kitchen counter....perhaps cleaner.

Getting There

Farside is near mile post 24 on Washington State Highway 14, slightly east of Ozone on the south side of the highway. Park at the large pullout on the south side of the road at the top of the hill just before a right curve in the road (if heading east). Their is also another smaller pullout just west of the larger one. Their is a trail at each end of the area. An East trail starting from the large pullout, which begins at any number of trails that access a trail at the top of the cliff, head east on this trail until it turns and heads down to the base. There is also a west trail, more easily accessed from the smaller pullout, but you can also walk west along a guardrail to access this trail from the larger pullout. This trail switchbacks more gently down between the main cliff and the arena of pleasure.

Routes - West to East

Routes have been sorted both below and in the areas on left.
Both are listed with areas starting on the West side of Farside/Dropzone
Arena of Pleasure This is the area to the right of the main (West) trail.
41 Feet of Pain 5.5
30(1) Feet of Pleasure 5.6
Wet and Dirty (direct start) 5.8
Wet and Dirty 5.7
Kiddy Litter 5.2

Drop Zone This is the first area to the left of the main (West) trail.
Happy Ending 5.10
Child Abuse 5.8
Mark it Eight, Dude 5.8 PG, with the "Smokey" extension (P2) 5.9
Fools Rush In 5.9
Fall From Grace A2
Gas Station Fashion A1
The Far Side 5.6

Hummingbird Wall This is the obvious 2-tiered section of rock.
Dwarf Toss 5.8
Tribal Therapy 5.9
Yashua 5.6
Northern Passage, Lower 5.6
Kinetic Flow 5.8
The Warm Up 5.11
Stewart's Ladder 5.10d

Hummingbird Terrace The second pitch to the hummingbird wall climbs.
Northern Passage, Upper 5.4
Senior Moment 4th class
Well Hung 5.6

Main Cliff (West of Bare Buttress) These climbs begin just to the right of the terrace.
Exchange Student 5.10c
French Intern 5.10a
'Je' Mapel Jon Philipe 5.9
Sweet Fucker 5.10-
Shoulder Hop TR
The Head Wall 5.10-
Step and Fetch It TR
Closeout 5.9
The Martyr 5.8
Good Vibrations 5.10b/c
Boo Coup 5.10- PG
Center Squeeze 5.10b/c
The Darkhorse 5.10a
Tunnel Vision 5.11b
Squeeze Play 5.10c
Naughty and Nice 5.10d
Sugar and Spice 5.10a PG
Day of Atonement 5.10a
Hollow Victory 5.10+
Solid Gold 5.10-
Oracle 5.10c
Wushu Roof 5.10d
The Lonesome Winner 5.10a/b
Freak Freely 5.10b/c
Urbaby's Daddy 5.10a
2Trad4U 5.9
Happy Crack 5.8
Snake Buttress TR
Snake 5.8
White Lightening 5.8

The Bare Buttress This area is marked by the very large Pine with large slabs of fallen rock at it's base.
Bill's Thrill 5.7
The Left Cheek 5.7 PG
Adam's Crack 5.8
The Right Cheek 5.10a PG

Main Cliff (East of Bare Buttress)
Scary as Fuck 5.7
Sweet Surprise 5.7
Sheep Fuckers Delight 5.10
Dulcinea 5.5
Wounded Knee 5.6
Birthday Suprise (65) 5.6
MJ08 5.6
Lizard Locks 5.10b
The Arete 5.11
Introductory Offer 5.9
The Trembling 5.9
The Pin 5.10
Silverdycke 5.7

73 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Farside / Dropzone

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5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 19
Adam's Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 3
[Redacted]
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
White Lightening
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Tribal Therapy
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 28
2Trad4U
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Sweet Fucker
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
The Head Wall
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Boo Coup
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
The Darkhorse
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 25
Sugar and Spice
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 17
Oracle
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Naughty and Nice
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 17
Wushu Roof
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Tunnel Vision
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 7
Hollow Victory
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Adam's Crack (7) The Bare Buttress
 19
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
[Redacted] (2) Dropzone Area
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
White Lightening (7) The Bare Buttress
 19
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Tribal Therapy (2) Dropzone Area
 5
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
2Trad4U (6) Main Cliff
 28
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Sweet Fucker (4) Maple Tree Cluster
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Head Wall (4) Maple Tree Cluster
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Boo Coup (4) Maple Tree Cluster
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Darkhorse (5) Fir Tree Ledge
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sugar and Spice (6) Main Cliff
 25
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Oracle (6) Main Cliff
 17
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Naughty and Nice (6) Main Cliff
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Wushu Roof (6) Main Cliff
 17
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Tunnel Vision (5) Fir Tree Ledge
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Hollow Victory (6) Main Cliff
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad
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