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
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
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.