Elevation: 688 ft
GPS: 43.803, -71.843 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: MattWallace on Oct 11, 2009
Admins: Brad Fauteux, Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

If you stay on the trail through the Black Jacks heading west toward the North West Territories crag, the boulder field extends further, past the more well know Zig-Zag, Moat and Ricochet boulders. This area has been starting to see a lot more action over the recent years and for good reason! Some of the best quality boulders can be found out here and there is still tons of potential for new climbs.

Explore the slope uphill from the trail and you will find some hidden caves and other gems. Like the rest of the Black Jacks, some of the boulders will be surrounded by runoff after heavy rain or thaw and the area tends to get buggy in the humid months under the thick tree canopy.

When in the area, be sure to check out a few of the classics such as "Fragments of Time", "Twilight Tour" and "Blood Brothers".

Getting There

Once in the Black Jack Boulders, continue west on the main trail by Black Jack Crack, the cluster around Zig-Zag Crack, the huge Moat Boulder, Ricochet and finally the Inverted Siberian Husky Boulders, like you were heading over to the North West Territories crag. These routes will be found along the trail and up the hillside once past the Husky. Some really good bouldering is hidden up hill, so go exploring. Look for more detailed directions in the individual route descriptions.

Be aware that once past the Moat Bldr. you are on private land, so be especially quite, particularly down slope and west of the trail, so you don't disturb the residence.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Western Black Jacks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2-3 5+
 3
One More Drink
Boulder
V3 6A
 4
Puyo Pop
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 4
The Noble Lie
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
The Humble Truth
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Spider Fighter
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 7
Reason
Boulder
V5 6C
 14
Inverted Siberian Husky
Boulder
V5 6C PG13
 5
Twilight Tour
Boulder
V5 6C PG13
 4
Assembly Lane
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 7
Fauteux Pocket Problem
Boulder
V6 7A
 5
Doctor Spazz
Boulder
V6 7A
 4
Android Alley
Boulder
V6 7A
 3
Black Lantern
Boulder
V11 8A
 4
Fragments of Time
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
One More Drink Twin Boulders
 3
V2-3 5+ Boulder
Puyo Pop Pocket Boulder
 4
V3 6A Boulder
The Noble Lie Twin Boulders
 4
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
The Humble Truth Twin Boulders
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Spider Fighter Pocket Boulder
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Reason Inverted Boulder
 7
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Inverted Siberian Husky Inverted Boulder
 14
V5 6C Boulder
Twilight Tour Pit Stop
 5
V5 6C PG13 Boulder
Assembly Lane Pit Stop
 4
V5 6C PG13 Boulder
Fauteux Pocket Problem Pocket Boulder
 7
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Doctor Spazz Pocket Boulder
 5
V6 7A Boulder
Android Alley Pocket Boulder
 4
V6 7A Boulder
Black Lantern Pocket Boulder
 3
V6 7A Boulder
Fragments of Time Headstone Boulder
 4
V11 8A Boulder
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