Devil's Slide Rock Climbing
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Beginning March 1, new rules will take effect at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area designed to balance the need to better protect sensitive natural habitats atop the rock, including the vernal pools, and still allow visitors to continue to enjoy central Texas’ most popular destination with their pets.
Starting Tuesday, pets will only be allowed in specified camping areas, day-use areas and the Loop Trail. Pets will no longer be allowed to accompany hikers on the Summit Trail that ascends to the top of Enchanted Rock.
Most trails, including the Summit Trail, are closed 30 minutes after sunset, allowing park visitors to view the sunset and safely descend to the parking lot. The Loop Trail is the only trail open after sunset to gain access to the primitive camping areas.
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Since the fall, Fatman Flake has become dangerously loose. CTCC is working with TPWD on a proposal to reinforce and preserve this historic feature.
For the time being, CTCC is asking people not to climb routes below the flake. These routes are ETIL, HTIL, MOTB, and Easy Traverse.
Also, do not attempt to trundle the flake, as this could result in a large fine and possibly threaten climbing access.
CTCC will keep people posted with updates.
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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Devil's Slide
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