Blacktail's "softer" side... though that's a relative term here. There are more moderate routes in Upper Blacktail than Lower Blacktail, but the best climbing still comes in at 5.11. Wild at Heart and Graceland are the best 11s at Blacktail. And Crackin' the Cherry is dang fun too.
From the Blacktail parking lot, walk South on a well developed trail for 10-15 minutes. The trail heads up the hill and crosses a small creek. After about 5-10 minutes heading uphill, look for a trail to the left through the talus. This trail takes you to the Middle Wall, and then continues to the Upper Wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Blacktail Butte:
Power Trip 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'
Red Chili 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine, 80'
Rock Candy Nugget 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'
Crackin' the Cherry 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'
Wild at Heart 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'
Graceland 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, Alpine, 50'
Blitzkrieg 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Upper Blacktail Butte
An often overlooked classic. Climb through a somewhat powerful section past the first 2 bolts, then run it out (groundfall potential from ~30', but easy terrain) to the third through some suspect rock. From here 'til the end, this route stays on you! Use your lightning warfare tactics to stay fresh through a pumpy lieback-esque section on an awesome rail, get to an awesome undercling, and shake out for a second. Figure out some thin moves above (don't use the tree!), clip a bolt, and dash to th...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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