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Deep Lake Area Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on May 26, 2006
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Looking south from Haystack toward Deep Lake

Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 21.4 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',8],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Deep Lake Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Deep Lake Area:
North Face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'   Haystack Mountain
Railroad Tracks   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 800'   Haystack Mountain
North Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 650'   Steeple Peak
Central Corner   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches   Haystack Mountain
Minor Dihedral   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'   Haystack Mountain
Southwest arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches   Lost Temple Spire
Southern Wall Left   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1000'   Haystack Mountain
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Featured Route For Deep Lake Area
Rock Climbing Photo: This a photo of the route with the top pitch varia...

Southern Wall Left 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  WY : Wind River Range : ... : Haystack Mountain
8-9 Pitches of quality climbing. High quality rock and aesthetic movement make this a quality route worth the hike. Lots of slabby corners and a challenging crux pitch.To reach the base of the climb approach as shown in the picture. Scrambling through the trees and some boulder fields will get you to the cliff. Scramble up to the big red/orange spot and belay at its bottom.P1 Climb up and right to a ledge below two shallow right facing dihedrals and belay. 100'P2 Climb up the right most dihe...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

Photos of Deep Lake Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: reflections
reflections
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking across Deep Lake to the Cirque.
Looking across Deep Lake to the Cirque.
Rock Climbing Photo: liz donley pumps water at deep lake
liz donley pumps water at deep lake
Rock Climbing Photo: Temple Peak across Deep Lake.
Temple Peak across Deep Lake.
Rock Climbing Photo: the weather moves in
the weather moves in
Rock Climbing Photo: ahh
ahh
Rock Climbing Photo: (L to R) Haystack, steeple peak and Lost Temple Sp...
BETA PHOTO: (L to R) Haystack, steeple peak and Lost Temple Sp...
Rock Climbing Photo: Deep Lake area. Photo by Blitzo.
Deep Lake area. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: From North Lake.
From North Lake.
Rock Climbing Photo: Deep Lake area. Photo by Blitzo.
Deep Lake area. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: crooked rainbow ;(
crooked rainbow ;(

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