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Routes in Devil's Slide

Close To The Top T,S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Easier Than It Looks T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Harder Than it Looks S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Knuckle Duster T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mark of the Beast S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Walk In The High Country S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Elevation: 1,604 ft
GPS: 30.509, -98.817 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 14,934 total, 109/month
Shared By: Steve Marr on Sep 15, 2006
Admins: Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff

Description

The Devil’s Slide area is one of four walls along the Backside of the Main Dome. It is located on the far left side of the wall, immediately left of Cheap Wine Wall. This is probably one of the longer approaches in the park, but the reward is a number of moderate, well-protected, and fun slab climbs that are among the longest in the park. The views from the wall to the north and west are as good as any in the park. The Devil’s Slide also marks the start of a couple long girdle traverses that trace the entire length of the Backside.
Rule changes for pets and trail closures 30 minutes after sunset Details

Getting There

To reach the Devil’s Slide, follow the Echo Canyon trail through the Main Dome – Little Dome saddle, down the draw, and through the boulders at the bottom. There is a well used hiking trail that leads out from the boulders and loops to the right (northeast) and continues around the entire dome. Follow the trail past the marker for the blue climbers’ trail to the yellow trail. Turn right and head towards the wall. The Devil’s Slide is to the left while the Cheap Wine Wall is to the right. You can also reach the Devil’s Slide from anywhere along the Backside by simply following the trail at the base of the wall to the left.

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