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Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area

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Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area Rock Climbing 

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Jim making the move over the first roof. The pock...


This is the first wall that you encounter when approaching from the Gus Fruh entry point. Plenty of exceptional routes on a well shaded wall - a great place to climb on a hot Texas day. Most of the climbs are polished and lead to sloping top outs, making climbs in this area feel stiffer than their original grades.

Getting There 

Enter from the Gus Fruh Greenbelt entry point and cross the creek as soon as possible.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area:
Iranian Arms Deal   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   
Heir Apparent   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   
Fern Bar   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 50'   
Chicken Supreme   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 30'   
Egg Salad Sandwich   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 30'   
Thumb Dance   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Sport, 55'   
Gros Ventre   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 45'   
Rock Retard   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Jim making the move over the first roof.  The pock...

Heir Apparent 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  TX : Barton Creek Greenbelt : ... : Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area
An outstanding route for the area that involves some thin face climbing. Start right of Wyoming Women (a naturally protected crack climb which cleaves the Gus Fruh wall) under a small roof with a gap in it from the left side. Layback onto an incut directly beneath the left portion of the roof and clip the first bolt. This next move makes this route outstanding! Laying off that incut, highstep with the left onto the outer portion of the roof and rock up into a stance just above the roof. Fol...[more]   Browse More Classics in TX

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By Mike Hulse
Nov 17, 2010
This is my favorite in-town crag. Great quality rock but beware of sandbagged routes. If you can't climb a 5.10a you'll have a tough time with anything here even the so-called 5.8s and 5.9s.

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