Mountain Project Logo
To save paper & ink, use the [Hide] controls next to photos and comments so you only print what you need.

Rock Retard

5.11a, Sport, 40 ft,  Avg: 3 from 28 votes
FA: Scott Harris, Randy Spears, Mike Head
Texas > Austin Area > Barton Creek Gr… > Gus Fruh > Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar…


Well protected. Crux is after clipping second bolt. A challenging pull from side pull to side pull over the bulge. Move left to clip the third bolt and then strait up.



6 bolts
2 anchors with sport clips

Photos [Hide ALL Photos]

Trash Can Man on the left and Rock Retard on the right.
[Hide Photo] Trash Can Man on the left and Rock Retard on the right.

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

[Hide Comment] This route is one of the best at Gus Fruh. Interesting movement, well protected, not very polished. Get after it! Apr 23, 2014
[Hide Comment] The beta photo is showing "the trash can man" route that used to be top rope only off of rock retard's chains. New chains have also been added ten feet right and up of the old anchors and there are now two lines named rock retard. Jul 26, 2015
[Hide Comment] I believe this route has recently gotten some height added to it and now has 6 bolts. First half of the route seems accurately graded, but second half is sweet 5.8-5.9 feeling. Great finish in a beautiful spot overlooking the greenbelt. May 1, 2017
Yousef Okasheh
Austin, TX
[Hide Comment] Is that just a dyno from side pull to side pull? (After clipping 2nd one in)

EDIT: not a dyno its just a huge heel hook on the ledge + side pull . I actually pulled my fucking hamstring on this one haha Feb 16, 2019