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Elevation: 6,400 ft
GPS: 43.66101, -110.69665
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Shared By: Andy Laakmann on Jun 16, 2006 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

The closest climbing to the parking lot at Blacktail Butte. Hard and slick is the name of the game here, but worth a visit if you can climb 10s-12s.

Getting There Suggest change

From the parking lot head straight over the sidewalk to the trail. The trail branches right through the woods and up a couple switchbacks. Do not take the trail branching to the left. This heads up a set of stairs to the John Gill boulder traverse and becomes a dead end. (Do not jump the wooden retaining wall at the dead end - this is a restoration area.) Once at the base of the wall, you can continue up right along a switchback to gain access to the top of the cliff (if you're looking to TR)

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Blacktail Butte

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 62
Inconceivable
Sport, Alpine
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 29
As You Wish
Sport, Alpine
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 25
Do the Right Thing
Sport, Alpine
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 22
The Arch
Sport, Alpine
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Higher Education
Sport, TR, Alpine
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 10
Waterstreak
Sport, Alpine
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b V5 6C
 11
Blacktail Boulder Traverse
Boulder, Alpine
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Kehough Cling
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Inconceivable
 62
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
As You Wish
 29
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, Alpine
Do the Right Thing
 25
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
The Arch
 22
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
Higher Education
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, TR, Alpine
Waterstreak
 10
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, Alpine
Blacktail Boulder Traverse
 11
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b V5 6C Boulder, Alpine
Kehough Cling
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, Alpine
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