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Blacktail Butte

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Blacktail Butte  


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Elevation: 6,400'
Location: 43.6617, -110.698 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Andy Laakmann on Jun 7, 2006
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Bob Horan climbing at Blacktail Butte.

Description 

Visiting the Tetons but want something with no commitment? Try a day of sport climbing at Blacktail Butte. The limestone climbing is technical, polished, and generally hard... but the view is world class! The routes are mostly 5.11s and 5.12s, with a handful of 5.10s. There are about 20 routes to keep you busy between the three walls - lower, middle, and upper.

Getting There 

Park in a developed turnout just a little North of the Moose junction (a few miles north of the airport). Follow the stairs up to Lower Blacktail Butte, or the trail heading south to Upper Blacktail.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.0 miles from here

22 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',11],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Blacktail Butte:
Power Trip   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   Upper Blacktail Butte
Red Chili   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, Alpine, 80'   Upper Blacktail Butte
Rock Candy Nugget   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   Upper Blacktail Butte
Leftovers   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   Lower Blacktail Butte
Crackin' the Cherry   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   Upper Blacktail Butte
Inconceivable   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   Lower Blacktail Butte
Wild at Heart   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   Upper Blacktail Butte
Graceland   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, Alpine, 50'   Upper Blacktail Butte
Do the Right Thing   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   Lower Blacktail Butte
Blitzkrieg   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 70'   Upper Blacktail Butte
The Arch   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 85'   Lower Blacktail Butte
Waterstreak   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, Alpine, 70'   Lower Blacktail Butte
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Featured Route For Blacktail Butte
Jason Sloan near one of the cruxes.

Blacktail Boulder Traverse 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b V5 6C  WY : Grand Teton National Park : ... : Lower Blacktail Butte
This tricky traverse boasts perhaps the shortest approach in Jackson. A huge array of big, polished holds promote a number of sequences at the many cruxes. Everybody seems to have their own way to go. A fun way to get a deep pump. Character is way different than the less-steep edges of Lower Blacktail....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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Good climbing. Great views.
Good climbing. Great views.

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