The Devilís 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 Devilís Slide also marks the start of a couple long girdle traverses that trace the entire length of the Backside.
To reach the Devilís Slide, follow the Echo Canyon trail through the Main Dome Ė 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 climbersí trail to the yellow trail. Turn right and head towards the wall. The Devilís Slide is to the left while the Cheap Wine Wall is to the right. You can also reach the Devilís Slide from anywhere along the Backside by simply following the trail at the base of the wall to the left.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Devil's Slide:
Harder Than it Looks 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Sport, 1 pitch
Walk In The High Country 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13 Sport, 5 pitches, 500'
Mark of the Beast 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 3 pitches
Close To The Top 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Knuckle Duster 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 130'
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Harder Than it Looks 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : ... : Devil's Slide
Harder Than it Looks is located approximately 10 feet left of Mark of the Beast. Follow a line of four bolts (the first one was hard to see from the ground, I was right on top of it before I knew it was there) up the center of the slab, basically paralleling the first pitch of Mark of the Beast. Once again there is no real crux, just fun climbing in the 5.6 realm throughout. Rappel the route with a pair of ropes....[more] Browse More Classics in TX
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