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Routes in Upper Blacktail Butte

Blitzkrieg S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
Crackin' the Cherry S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Goldstein S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Graceland S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Muy Macho S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Power Trip S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Red Chili S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rock Candy Nugget S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Running Down a Dream S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Tec DC-9 S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Wild at Heart S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Winston S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Description [Suggest Change]

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 HVS 5a
 27
Power Trip
Sport, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 30
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
 33
Crackin' the Cherry
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
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 11
Blitzkrieg
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Power Trip
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, Alpine
Red Chili
 30
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Rock Candy Nugget
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Crackin' the Cherry
 33
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Wild at Heart
 14
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Graceland
 8
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, Alpine
Blitzkrieg
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport, Alpine
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Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
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. May 28, 2013
Zac St. Jules
New Hampshire
Zac St. Jules   New Hampshire
What is the farthest left climb at upper blacktail? Doesnt seem to be listed. Aug 26, 2015

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