BETA PHOTO: The Far Side.
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 Shelfs steepest (and shortest) routes on the free-standing Incredible Hulk boulder.
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.
Weather station 8.2 miles from here
48 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Far Side
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Far Side:
Crow's Nest 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
RAMMESES 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Shelfie 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Blackshirts 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Far Side
Lizard With a View 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Colorado
: Shelf Road
: ... : Far Side
Black is beautiful. Climb the dark, vertical to overhanging wall past 10 or so clips. The difficulties come quickly (at the 2nd bolt), but the pitch is engaging all the way to the anchors. Note: you can cheat the crux on the right with some offwidth debauchery... drops the grade to .10d or so. Still a stellar line....[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
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.
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!