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Routes in Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area

Betwixt TR 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Birdland S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Blind Date S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Chicken Supreme S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Egg Salad Sandwich TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fern Bar S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Gros Ventre S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Heir Apparent S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Iranian Arms Deal S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Reefer Madness S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Rock Retard S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Running Man S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Thumb Dance S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Trash Can Man S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Wyoming Women T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Grear Wilson on Aug 19, 2011
Admins: Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff

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The crux is early on this one. High step and reach up to a good sidepull. Get a rest on a good ledge and figure out how to get to the next good ledge. Easy peasy after that.


The route just to the right of Fern Bar.


4 bolts and sport anchors.


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John D.
Austin, TX
John D.   Austin, TX
A small piece of rock for your toe has broken off of this climb making it a bit harder in my opinion. Took a little bit of working to figure out good beta for someone my height. If you're over 6 feet the start could be a fun challenge. Feb 21, 2013
Ryan Levihn-Coon
Austin, Texas
Ryan Levihn-Coon   Austin, Texas
Really tricky start. Climb to the ledge and clip the first bolt. Best of luck after that! Crux is from the starting ledge to the ledge above the first bolt. Feb 20, 2014
Bryan Benwaahh
  5.11a PG13
Bryan Benwaahh  
  5.11a PG13
I loved this one. Hands down my favorite movement through the crux in the Gus Fruh area, despite the run to the anchors being at a far lower grade than the lower two thirds. Unique (for the area) movement through the obvious side pull at the opening of the crux leads to more typical 10+ movement all the way to the ledge, where the climbing lets up considerably. Dec 15, 2017

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