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Elevation: 562 ft 171 m
GPS: 30.2439, -97.8005
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Barton 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 There Suggest change

There 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 (right 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Barton Creek Greenbelt

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3+ 6A+
 21
Spearpoint
Boulder
V8 7B
 44
Hank's Right
Boulder
V8 7B
 20
Bunion Blow Left
Boulder
V11 8A
 6
Flip the Script
Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 168
Over Easy
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 157
Diving for Rocks
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 96
Charlie Don't Surf
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 108
Through the Looking Glass
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 72
Lonesome Dove
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 60
Hysteria
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 62
Jerry's Kids
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 40
Peewees Big Adventure
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 67
Tunnel Vision
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 52
Cuttin' Cards for a Poke
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
DRW
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Spearpoint Enclave (Bouldering)
 21
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Hank's Right Gus Fruh > Kingdom of Ging
 44
V8 7B Boulder
Bunion Blow Left Gus Fruh > Kingdom of Ging
 20
V8 7B Boulder
Flip the Script Gus Fruh > Kingdom of Ging
 6
V11 8A Boulder
Over Easy Seismic Wall A.K.A. M…
 168
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Diving for Rocks Seismic Wall A.K.A. M…
 157
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Charlie Don't Surf Gus Fruh > Kingdom of Ging
 96
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Through the Looking Glass New Wall > Great Wall
 108
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Lonesome Dove Seismic Wall A.K.A. M…
 72
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hysteria New Wall > New Wall Proper
 60
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Jerry's Kids Gus Fruh > Kingdom of Ging
 62
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Peewees Big Adventure New Wall > Great Wall
 40
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Tunnel Vision New Wall > Great Wall
 67
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Cuttin' Cards for a Poke Seismic Wall A.K.A. M…
 52
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
DRW Beehive Wall
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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