Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Gus Fruh

Select Area...
Guide's Wall 
Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area 
Kingdom of Ging 

Gus Fruh 


Photos: Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 30.2498, -97.7954 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 13,308
Administrators: Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Matt Richardson on Jul 9, 2007
Forecast:
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Chance of a Thunderstorm
93° | 75°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
95° | 75°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
95° | 75°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
95° | 75°
Partly Cloudy
96° | 74°
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

Description 

Despite the fact this area contains some excellent walls and routes, it is not quite as popular as other areas such as Seismic or New Wall. This area is well shaded.


Getting There 

The closest entrance is located at the Gus Fruh entry point for the Greenbelt. Heading west from Lamar on Barton Springs Rd., take a left onto Barton Hills Dr. Follow this road south until you reach the sign for Gus Fruh entry point. Park on the street and take the trail down to Barton creek. Cross the creek and take a right on the trail on the far side. The first wall that one encounters will be Gus Fruh, followed by Kingdom of Ging and finally Guide's Wall (Kingdom of Ging is notable for its large cave about 7' high that runs the length of the base of the wall).


Climbing Season


17 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',6],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',2],['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 Gus Fruh:
Iranian Arms Deal   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area
Fern Bar   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 50'   Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area
Chicken Supreme   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 30'   Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area
Thumb Dance   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Sport, 55'   Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area
King of Ging   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 55'   Kingdom of Ging
Gray Streak   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Kingdom of Ging
Charlie Don't Surf   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Kingdom of Ging
Gros Ventre   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 45'   Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area
Rock Retard   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area
Jerry's Kids   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 40'   Kingdom of Ging
Browse More Classics in Gus Fruh

Featured Route For Gus Fruh
Crux Move

Cherry Blossom V5-6 6C+  TX : Barton Creek Greenbelt : ... : Kingdom of Ging
A short problem with a crux power move at the end to a solid ledge. Start squatting down on good holds and move onto a series of positive slots above, cut feet and shift position to a far right foot. Far right hand reach, delicate back flag and left hand bump.Setup with left hand on decent crimp and right hand on horn-like hold, right foot on, power move to finish ledge and send....[more]   Browse More Classics in TX

Comments on Gus Fruh Add Comment
Show which comments
By Mike Hulse
Nov 17, 2010

Favorite climbing spot on the Green Belt. Shady and cool with a very high quality of rock. Tons a hard bouldering, sport climbing, top roping and even a couple of easy cracks to get your Trad on if you really want.