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|Type:||Trad, TR, 40 ft (12 m)|
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|Shared By:||Jon Mitchell on Mar 10, 2019|
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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.
For more info:
Take a headlamp, especially for the lower section.
To set a top rope before climbing, from the main entry tunnel go all the way back. There are two exits, one on the right and one straight back. The back exit is narrow, but the easiest. Upon exiting work your way right, back up and over. Pass a triangular hole, climb a couple of boulders, and look down onto the long narrow slot that is the exit for Tunnel Vision and Joy Crack.