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Upper Blacktail Butte

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Blitzkrieg S 
Crackin' the Cherry S 
Goldstein S 
Graceland S 
Muy Macho S 
Power Trip S 
Red Chili S 
Rock Candy Nugget S 
Tec DC-9 S 
Wild at Heart S 
Winston S 

Upper Blacktail Butte Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,700'
Location: 43.65434, -110.69454 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Andy Laakmann on Jul 19, 2006
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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.

Getting There 

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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For the Blacktail Butte area.

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

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'   
Rock Candy Nugget   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   
Crackin' the Cherry   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     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'   
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Featured Route For Upper Blacktail Butte

Crackin' the Cherry 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  WY : Grand Teton National Park : ... : Upper Blacktail Butte
A unique climb that tackles a limestone crack. The rock doesn't lend itself to natural placements - so bolts provide the protection. Some crack skills are helpful, as hand jams keep the crack in its grade. A long pitch for Blacktail that delivers a fine pump....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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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.
By Zac.St.Jules
From: New Hampshire
Aug 26, 2015
What is the farthest left climb at upper blacktail? Doesnt seem to be listed.

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