Description

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.

15 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 27
Heir Apparent
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 39
Fern Bar
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
Chicken Supreme
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Egg Salad Sandwich
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 13
Thumb Dance
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 19
Iranian Arms Deal
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Blind Date
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 4
Birdland
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Gros Ventre
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 25
Rock Retard
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Trash Can Man
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Betwixt
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Heir Apparent
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Fern Bar
 39
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Chicken Supreme
 26
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Egg Salad Sandwich
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Thumb Dance
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Sport
Iranian Arms Deal
 19
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Blind Date
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Birdland
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Sport
Gros Ventre
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Rock Retard
 25
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Trash Can Man
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Betwixt
 5
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a TR
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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. Nov 17, 2010