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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Harder Than it Looks 5.6 Sport, 1 pitch
Mark of the Beast 5.8+ Sport, 3 pitches
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Easier Than It Looks 5.5 TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : ... : Devil's Slide
From the top of the boulder, the climb follows a series of small ledges and dishes up and right, first to an overlap, then to anchors below and left of Fat Man Flake, which dominates the skyline from the start (about 110 ft up and right). If the sun is right, you can see the P1 anchors from the start. ETIL shares the P1 anchors and upper two pitches with Harder Than It Looks. For P2, climb up the flake and continue up the unprotected slab to a ledge with the P2 anchors (60 ft). P3 goes up th...[more] Browse More Classics in TX