REI Community
Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area
Select Route:
Betwixt TR 
Birdland S 
Blind Date S 
Chicken Supreme S,TR 
Egg Salad Sandwich TR 
Fern Bar S 
Gros Ventre S 
Heir Apparent S 
Iranian Arms Deal S 
Rock Retard S 
Thumb Dance S 
Trash Can Man S 
Wyoming Women T,TR 

Thumb Dance 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b R

Type:  Sport, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b R [details]
Page Views: 861
Submitted By: Grear Wilson on Aug 19, 2011  with updates from Jake Westfall

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (10)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [1 person likes this page.]


Awesome route. Solid 5.10 climbing to the second bolt. Runout between the 2nd and 3rd bolt. Potential groundfall, though the climbing eases drastically. After you are about 20ft past the 2nd bolt, you can either clip a piton (unnecessary), or clip the first set of anchors. If you feel like you want to climb some more, clip the left anchor and climb up and left past one more bolt and mantle onto a big block and rap off some rusty chains. DEFINITELY worth doing to second half.


This route is 2nd from the right, to the right is "Blind Date" Kingdom of Ging.


3 bolts, 1 pin, sport anchors for the first set, chain links for the second.

Comments on Thumb Dance Add Comment
Show which comments
Apr 23, 2014

Be prepared to pull stout 5.9 moves with your feet above the second bolt. I recommend not falling on this one, but with a competent belayer, it would be pretty hard to hit to ground. Good clean fun.
By Lee Payne
From: Austin, Texas
Apr 21, 2017

Location should be updated. The routes of Myth Wall are between this and Kingdom of Ging cave now.
By Jake Westfall
From: Austin, TX
May 1, 2017

It's actually not even the rightmost route on this particular wall. That honor belongs to Blind Date (10c), one to the right of this.
By Jake Westfall
From: Austin, TX
Jul 7, 2017

A 35 meter rope is almost-but-not-quite long enough to link these two pitches.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About