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Blitzkrieg S 
Crackin' the Cherry S 
Goldstein S 
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Muy Macho S 
Power Trip S 
Red Chili S 
Rock Candy Nugget S 
Tec DC-9 S 
Wild at Heart S 
Winston S 

Upper Blacktail Butte  


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Elevation: 6,700'
Location: 43.65434, -110.69454 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Andy Laakmann on Jul 19, 2006
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Description 

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 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.4 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',6],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

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 17 HVS 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   
Red Chili   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, Alpine, 80'   
Rock Candy Nugget   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   
Crackin' the Cherry   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   
Wild at Heart   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   
Graceland   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, Alpine, 50'   
Blitzkrieg   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Upper Blacktail Butte

Blitzkrieg 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13  WY : Grand Teton National Park : ... : Upper Blacktail Butte
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 th...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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By Nick Stayner
From: Billings, MT
May 28, 2013
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.