Despite the fact this area contains some excellent walls and routes, it is not quite as popular as other areas such as Seismic or New Wall. This area is well shaded.
The closest entrance is located at the Gus Fruh entry point for the Greenbelt. Heading west from Lamar on Barton Springs Rd., take a left onto Barton Hills Dr. Follow this road south until you reach the sign for Gus Fruh entry point. Park on the street and take the trail down to Barton creek. Cross the creek and take a right on the trail on the far side. The first wall that one encounters will be Gus Fruh, followed by Kingdom of Ging
and finally Guide's Wall
(Kingdom of Ging
is notable for its large cave about 7' high that runs the length of the base of the wall).
Weather station 3.5 miles from here
17 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Featured Route For Gus Fruh
Heir Apparent 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TX
: Barton Creek Greenbelt
: ... : Gus Fruh aka Fern Bar Area
An outstanding route for the area that involves some thin face climbing. Start right of Wyoming Women (a naturally protected crack climb which cleaves the Gus Fruh wall) under a small roof with a gap in it from the left side. Layback onto an incut directly beneath the left portion of the roof and clip the first bolt. This next move makes this route outstanding! Laying off that incut, highstep with the left onto the outer portion of the roof and rock up into a stance just above the roof. Fol...[more] Browse More Classics in TX
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By Mike Hulse
Nov 17, 2010
Favorite climbing spot on the Green Belt. Shady and cool with a very high quality of rock. Tons a hard bouldering, sport climbing, top roping and even a couple of easy cracks to get your Trad on if you really want.