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|Type:||Trad, 40 ft (12 m)|
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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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Climb the richly featured, slabby, and protectable chimney crack problem found in the center of this jumble of boulders. Return To Balance and Harmonica Jam are also found on the same boulder pile.
Two options exist for descent:
1. Reverse the last few easy moves back down to the flat alcove. From here move to the skier's right (climber's left)and scramble over or under a boulder to make an exposed move on to the wide chossy ledge with the dead tree above Harmonica Jam. Traverse across the ledge to the far end where the ground is higher and down climb about 6' of low angle questionable rock.
2. Reverse the last few easy moves back down to the flat alcove. Then scramble up the 4th class backside of the boulder which forms the front of this formation. On the front top side you will find the top anchors for Return To Balance and you can rappel from there.