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
17 Total Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Minor Dihedral 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WY
: Wind River Range
: ... : Haystack Mountain
Stellar route with sweet views, exposure, and mostly clean rock.See the description for finding the route to decide which start you want to do. I'll start with P4, but this could be P2 from the traversing start.P4: 130' r-facing corner (5.8+/5.9) belay below a roof.P5: Traverse right about 10ft. then follow a 5.8 crack that angles back to the left. 160' 5.8P6: Another small traverse right leads to broken rock and a L-facing corner. Keep going until you are at a ledge below the large R-facing d...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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