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Gus Fruh

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

Gus Fruh Rock Climbing 

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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

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Gus Fruh

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gus Fruh:
Cherry Blossom   V5-6 6C+     Boulder   Kingdom of Ging
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
Heir Apparent   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area
Egg Salad Sandwich   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 30'   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
King of Ging   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 55'   Kingdom of Ging
Thumb Dance   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Sport, 55'   Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area
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
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Thin Crack 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  TX : Barton Creek Greenbelt : ... : Guide's Wall
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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.

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