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> Smorgasbord Wall
Access Issue: Rule changes for pets and trail closures 30 minutes after sunset
Rule Changes Concerning Pets at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area to Take Effect March 1. 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.
Strawberry Jam marks the left side of the Smorgasbord area. It is a large, left leaning fissure that is most often used as an easy route to the top of the dome. Start off a large boulder and climb the deep crack to a tree at the top. From the tree, you can either continue up to the top of the dome, or traverse right to the anchors on Texas Flakes and rap off. The crack protects well with medium to large gear.
Cams up to a #3.5 or #4 Camalot. No anchors at the top.