Elevation: 1,532 ft
GPS: 30.508, -98.819 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 33,042 total · 196/month
Shared By: Steve Marr on Sep 15, 2006 with 4 Suggestions
Admins: Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff
Access Issue: Rule changes for pets and trail closures 30 minutes after sunset Details

Description

Important announcement from CTCC:

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.

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.

7 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Devil's Slide Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Devil's Slide

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
More Classic Climbs in Devil's Slide »

Sun & Shade

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos