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Far Side Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,700'
Location: 38.6187, -105.2377 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Monomaniac on Jun 5, 2007
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.2 miles from here

52 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',11],['5.9',9],['5.10',19],['5.11',8],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Far Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Far Side:
Coffee Bitch   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Crow's Nest   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Schindler's Pissed   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
RAMMESES   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Abracadabra   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
The Lizard King   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Hume's Horror   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Tunnel Vision   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Wun Dum Fuk   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
First Class Tickets to The Resurrection   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
To the Max Von Sydow   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Induction Oven   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Shelfie   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Detachable Pillar Arete   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Blackshirts   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Three Holes Make A Face   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Flakeus Maximus   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Facing the Animal   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Iguana Breath   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Well Hung   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Far Side
Rock Climbing Photo: Salvador at C1, Blackshirts.

Blackshirts 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Colorado : Shelf Road : ... : Far Side
Lieback and jam the flake system on great holds for 4 clips. Continue to follow the steepening, right-trending flake system with some sweet sinker pockets on the face and good feet at C5 to C6.Climb great sidepulls and lefty pockets for 2 clips to a stance out left. Finish with techy face climbing for two clips to the chained anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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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.
By Slade
From: Gunnison
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!

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