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Elevation: 688 ft
GPS: 43.80343, -71.84332
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Shared By: MattWallace on Oct 11, 2009
Admins: Brad Fauteux, Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.
V1 5
 12
Grace Is Gone
Boulder
V3 6A
 12
Dreamin' In Dog Years
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 4
One More Drink
Boulder
V4 6B
 7
The Noble Lie
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Reasonable Press
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 14
Reason
Boulder
V5 6C
 20
Inverted Siberian Husky
Boulder
V5 6C PG13
 7
Twilight Tour
Boulder
V5 6C PG13
 4
Assembly Lane
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
 13
Fauteux Pocket Problem
Boulder
V6 7A
 7
Neptune's Throne
Boulder
V6 7A
 8
Doctor Spazz
Boulder
V6 7A
 6
Android Alley
Boulder
V8 7B
 5
Instant Crush
Boulder
V10 7C+
 9
Fragments of Time
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Grace Is Gone Twin Boulders
 12
V1 5 Boulder
Dreamin' In Dog Years Inverted Boulder
 12
V3 6A Boulder
One More Drink Twin Boulders
 4
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
The Noble Lie Twin Boulders
 7
V4 6B Boulder
Reasonable Press Inverted Boulder
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Reason Inverted Boulder
 14
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Inverted Siberian Husky Inverted Boulder
 20
V5 6C Boulder
Twilight Tour Pit Stop
 7
V5 6C PG13 Boulder
Assembly Lane Pit Stop
 4
V5 6C PG13 Boulder
Fauteux Pocket Problem Pocket Boulder
 13
V5+ 6C+ Boulder
Neptune's Throne Pocket Boulder
 7
V6 7A Boulder
Doctor Spazz Pocket Boulder
 8
V6 7A Boulder
Android Alley Pocket Boulder
 6
V6 7A Boulder
Instant Crush Headstone Boulder
 5
V8 7B Boulder
Fragments of Time Headstone Boulder
 9
V10 7C+ Boulder
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