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Areas in Blacktail Butte

Junior/Stiffy Wall 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Lower Blacktail Butte 0 / 11 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 12
Upper Blacktail Butte 0 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13 / 13

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Blacktail Butte

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 32
Power Trip
Sport, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 35
Red Chili
Sport, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Rock Candy Nugget
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 39
Crackin' the Cherry
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 23
Inconceivable
Sport, Alpine
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 14
Wild at Heart
Sport, Alpine
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Graceland
Sport, Alpine
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Do the Right Thing
Sport, Alpine
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 12
Blitzkrieg
Sport, Alpine
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
The Arch
Sport, Alpine
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Higher Education
Sport, TR, Alpine
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Waterstreak
Sport, Alpine
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b V5 6C
 6
Blacktail Boulder Traverse
Boulder, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Power Trip Upper Blacktail Butte
 32
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Red Chili Upper Blacktail Butte
 35
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Rock Candy Nugget Upper Blacktail Butte
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Crackin' the Cherry Upper Blacktail Butte
 39
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Inconceivable Lower Blacktail Butte
 23
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Wild at Heart Upper Blacktail Butte
 14
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Graceland Upper Blacktail Butte
 8
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, Alpine
Do the Right Thing Lower Blacktail Butte
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, Alpine
Blitzkrieg Upper Blacktail Butte
 12
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport, Alpine
The Arch Lower Blacktail Butte
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
Higher Education Lower Blacktail Butte
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, TR, Alpine
Waterstreak Lower Blacktail Butte
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, Alpine
Blacktail Boulder Traverse Lower Blacktail Butte
 6
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b V5 6C Boulder, Alpine
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This crag does not look like much when you drive by but for people visiting the park that do not do trad or do not want to commit to climbing the tetons it makes a great day or half day activity. The climbing is ok with a lot of small slick holds but the views can not be beat. Try to get here in the morning as the sun bakes it by mid day. I live on the east cost but went here for a day when on vacation and had a great time. Aug 17, 2015

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