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Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area

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Betwixt TR 
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Chicken Supreme S,TR 
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Iranian Arms Deal S 
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Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Matt Richardson on Jun 25, 2008
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.5 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area:
Iranian Arms Deal   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   
Fern Bar   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 50'   
Heir Apparent   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   
Chicken Supreme   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 30'   
Egg Salad Sandwich   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 30'   
Thumb Dance   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Sport, 55'   
Birdland   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Rock Retard   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Gros Ventre   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 45'   
Betwixt   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     TR, 30'   
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Rock Retard 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Texas : Barton Creek Greenbelt : ... : Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area
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. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Texas

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By Mike Hulse
Nov 17, 2010
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.

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