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Devil's Slide Rock Climbing 

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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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.2 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Devil's Slide

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Devil's Slide:
Easier Than It Looks   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Harder Than it Looks   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Walk In The High Country   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Sport, 5 pitches, 500'   
Mark of the Beast   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 3 pitches   
Knuckle Duster   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
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Walk In The High Country 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  Texas : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : ... : Devil's Slide
This route is a great multi-pitch traverse across the backside of Main Dome. Crosses several other popular routes, so you may have to wait or ask permission to cross other parties if its a busy day. This climb can definitely be a route finding challenge past P3 due to the sea of bolts on Main Dome.P1-3 can be done as a standalone, topping out on several different climbs or rapping off of Easier Than It Looks anchors with a single 60m rope.P1 (~30m): Climb the face using the arete formed by the r...[more]   Browse More Classics in Texas

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