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Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area

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Betwixt TR 
Birdland S 
Blind Date S 
Chicken Supreme S,TR 
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Fern Bar S 
Gros Ventre S 
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Iranian Arms Deal S 
Rock Retard S 
Thumb Dance S 
Trash Can Man S 
Wyoming Women T,TR 

Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area Rock Climbing 

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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]

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'   
Heir Apparent   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   
Fern Bar   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
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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Birdland 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Texas : Barton Creek Greenbelt : ... : Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area
Climb the crack to the ledge and bolt 1, which is too high to stick clip. Bolt 2 is at 11 o'clock. Bolt three is in the roof. On toprope,you can avoid dirty holds by walking the ledge right and climbing up the left part of the column onto the roop...[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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