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DescriptionBarton Creek winds its way all through Austin. You will find climbing of all levels here. Numerous swimming holes and good hikes can also be found along this park. If you hike south, you can go for quite aways and see some cool sites. The great thing about living in Austin is that you can get off work, head out to the crag and get a few routes before sundown!
The limestone here can be pretty smooth. There are a few routes that will take gear, but most are sport routes ranging from 20 to 70 feet, usually around 40 ft.
Sometimes the crags can get quite busy, especially on the weekends. Although due to the easy access and route quality, this is a climbers heaven!
Getting ThereThere are numerous access points along the creek. For access to Seismic Wall A.K.A. Maggie's Wall, park in the business lot or dirt parking lot off of 360 going NW(west Ben White Blvd) just before you get to MoPac.
To get to Gus Fruh including Kingdom of Ging, Guide's Wall, Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area, and Thumbdance, go NW (right if going south on Lamar)on Barton Skyway off of Lamar Blvd. Take this to the end and go left on Barton Hills drive, follow this as it winds around left, about a mile, and park next to the fence that you see. This is the Barton Creek park entrance. Hike down the trail and cross the wash to the cliffs.
For access to New Wall, The Great Wall, and the Terrace, take Barton Skyway exit off of MoPac and go SE (left turn if going north on MoPac). Take this to the end, and park at the intersection with Spyglass Dr.
You can also find some fun bouldering scattered around if you are willing to explore.
Classic Climbing Routes at Barton Creek Greenbelt
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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