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Far Side 


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Elevation: 6,700'
Location: 38.6187, -105.2377 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Jun 5, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: The Far Side.

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


18 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',5],['5.11',4],['5.12',2],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Far Side:
Coffee Bitch   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Abracadabra   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Induction Oven   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Hume's Horror   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Three Holes Make A Face   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Lizard With a View   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For Far Side
Routes according to helmet color: <br />Orange - Induction Oven. <br />White - Hume's Horror.

Induction Oven 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CO : Shelf Road : ... : Far Side
Where logical fallacies are cooked up? This is the sister route to Hume's Horror. Although not as sustained, expect a few harder moves....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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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!