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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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Type: Sport, Alpine, 70 ft
FA: Unknown (I've heard Greg Miles)
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Shared By: Nick Stayner on May 19, 2008
Admins: Mike Snyder

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Description [Edit]

An often overlooked classic. Climb through a somewhat powerful section past the first 2 bolts, then run it out (groundfall potential from ~30', but easy terrain) to the third through some suspect rock. From here 'til the end, this route stays on you! Use your lightning warfare tactics to stay fresh through a pumpy lieback-esque section on an awesome rail, get to an awesome undercling, and shake out for a second. Figure out some thin moves above (don't use the tree!), clip a bolt, and dash to the anchors past an amazing limestone flake. Worthy of four stars in my book--best sport route of its grade in Jackson Hole.

Location [Edit]

Next bolted route left of Crackin' the Cherry.

Protection [Edit]

7 bolts (Gooch's book has this incorrect), 2-bolt anchor with chains.

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telepaulk
  5.11d
telepaulk  
  5.11d
My favorite at BTB. Great movement and cool holds. Unlike anything else at BTB. 3 undercling lockoffs! May 20, 2016
Brian Campbell
  5.11b
Brian Campbell  
  5.11b
The tree is detrimental to the enjoyment of the rock climb. Aside from that this route is as good as it gets for Blacktail. May 2, 2018

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