Upper Blacktail Butte Rock Climbing
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
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.
Weather station 1.4 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Blacktail Butte
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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'
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
Rock Candy Nugget 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b WY
: Grand Teton National Park
: ... : Upper Blacktail Butte
A nice nugget of good stone on an otherwise pretty chossy chunk of rock. A couple of thin moves getting to the first bolt, then fun limestone face climbing afterwards. A good warmup. Not quite as good as Red Chili, but almost. Watch a "x"ed loose block at the top. The photo in Wes Gooch's guidebook shows the line going slightly left of where it actually does. Start just right of a black waterstreakish section of rock. ...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
By Nick Stayner
From: Billings, MT
May 28, 2013
PSA- Though you drive through no entrance stations, Blacktail Butte is still in Grand Teton National Park. Meaning no dogs, on-leash or otherwise. To even have to say this seems ridiculous, considering there are numerous signs that you must walk past indicating that dogs aren't allowed.
Climbers, please remember that your actions don't just represent your own good (or bad) behavior. Like it or not, you're representing our entire user group.
From: New Hampshire
Aug 26, 2015
What is the farthest left climb at upper blacktail? Doesnt seem to be listed.