Devil's Slide Rock Climbing
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The Devils 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 Devils Slide also marks the start of a couple long girdle traverses that trace the entire length of the Backside.
To reach the Devils 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 Devils Slide is to the left while the Cheap Wine Wall is to the right. You can also reach the Devils Slide from anywhere along the Backside by simply following the trail at the base of the wall to the left.
Weather station 5.2 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Devil's Slide
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Knuckle Duster 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TX
: Enchanted Rock State Natura...
: ... : Devil's Slide
This is a fantastic and overlooked climb. Up the unprotected easy slab and throuh a left-facing corner system at about 5.5. Then step right onto the headwall to clip the first of four bolts. Some of the best slab climbing in the park through these four bolts on knobby feldspar and perfect friction. Gain the ledge and bolted rap station....[more] Browse More Classics in TX
The upper section of the Devil's Slide. There is ...
Jan 21, 2014
ATTENTION: There are many places in the park where you can NOT rap or lower with a 60 Meter rope. In some places not even a 70 Meter rope will make it. Do not assume you can rap or lower off of anything safely even with a 70.
You can not rappel or lower off of Proc Wall, Ripple, Boston, Kraken, or Devil's slide (Mark of the Beast & Harder Than it Looks) with a 60. If you are climbing in any of these areas you must walk off, take two ropes, or find the rap bolts in the alcove above News Wall. A 60 Meter rope will make it from the designated News Wall rappel anchors.
The News Wall anchors are intended as a designated rap station for the Backside. They do not protect any specific climb, nor are they intended for you to hang a rope on and spend the day occupying. These anchors are there specifically as a descent route for parties climbing the Backside.
There are no sport clips anywhere in the park. Basic anchor building skills are pretty much required to climb at Enchanted Rock.