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.
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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Blacktail Butte:
Power Trip 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'
Red Chili 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, Alpine, 80'
Blitzkrieg 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a PG13 Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Upper Blacktail Butte
A nice nugget of good stone on an otherwise pretty chossy chunk of rock. A couple of thin moves getting to the first bolt, then fun limestone face climbing afterwards. A good warmup. Not quite as good as Red Chili, but almost. Watch a "x"ed loose block at the top. The photo in Wes Gooch's guidebook shows the line going slightly left of where it actually does. Start just right of a black waterstreakish section of rock. ...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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