Deep Lake Area Rock Climbing
Looking south from Haystack toward Deep Lake
A beautiful area that is near Cirque of the Towers so it's a good addition if you have the time. There are several peaks for climbing, but it seems that Haystack has the most routes.
Probably less crowded than the cirque if you want seclusion. Mosquitoes can be nasty--bring some repellant.
Approach as for the Cirque, but at Big Sandy Lake, keep going along the NE side of the lake to a trail that heads up toward Clear Lake and then Deep Lake. The camping at Clear Lake offers some nice trees and looks preferrable to the Deep Lake site that is above treeline.
Weather station 21.4 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Deep Lake Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Deep Lake Area:
Featured Route For Deep Lake Area
Lowe-Spark 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
: Wind River Range
: ... : Haystack Mountain
The Lowe-Spark is a free var of an old Jeff Lowe aid line. This route has it all from steep roofs to super thin face climbing. By far one of the best alpine rock routes in the US!! This thing needs to get some traffic. FFA Team -- Justin Griffin, Hayden Kennedy and Kyle Dempster September 2013P1: 5.6R corner to slab climbing with not much gear to a good ledge. P2: 5.9R face climbing. From the belay ledge trend left until a thin crack leads back right -- some Jeff Lowe pitons are on this pitch, c...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
Aug 8, 2016
"Approach as for the Cirque, but at Big Sandy Lake, keep going along the NE side of the lake to a trail that heads up toward Clear Lake and then Deep Lake."
The trail signage for this is now down/inadequate and is causing some folks to wind up on the Black Joe Lake trail. After the creek crossing, the major developed trail wraps around and up to Black Joe. For Deep Lake, either hug the creek bank or locate an unmarked steep downhill trail within about 100 feet. Either will take you to more trail along Big Sandy's shore and into the correct drainage.