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Elevation: 6,700 ft
GPS: 43.65434, -110.69454
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Shared By: Andy Laakmann on Jul 19, 2006 · Updates
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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 Suggest change

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper 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
 54
Chili Verde
Sport, Alpine
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 11
Shattered Dream
Sport, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 71
Red Chili
Sport, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 48
Power Trip
Sport, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 27
Rock Candy Nugget
Sport, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 17
Race Against Myself
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 75
Crackin' the Cherry
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 22
Muy Macho
Sport, Alpine
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 29
Wild at Heart
Sport, Alpine
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 23
Graceland
Sport, Alpine
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 18
Winston
Sport, Alpine
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 23
Blitzkrieg
Sport, Alpine
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
stHank-O
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chili Verde
 54
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Shattered Dream
 11
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Red Chili
 71
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Power Trip
 48
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Rock Candy Nugget
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Race Against Myself
 17
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Crackin' the Cherry
 75
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Muy Macho
 22
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Wild at Heart
 29
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Graceland
 23
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, Alpine
Winston
 18
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, Alpine
Blitzkrieg
 23
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport, Alpine
stHank-O
 6
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, Alpine
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