Haystack Mountain Rock Climbing
Haystack in the alpen glow
A fine piece of granite that begs to be climbed. There are a few sections to the rock for different routes.
Looking at Haystack from Clear Lake, it has a long north shoulder that gradually steepens to a tower. This is the north tower. To the south of the tower is a long, but lower face called the Center section. The last section is called the South End.
From Clear Lake, follow a trail and scramble over glaciated terrain to its base.
Weather station 21.4 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Haystack Mountain
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Haystack Mountain:
North Face 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'
Flash Flood 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 640'
Featured Route For Haystack Mountain
Labor Day 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
: Wind River Range
: ... : Haystack Mountain
This route climbs the center of the west face to the left of the major dihedral and ends just left of an obvious red corner high on the face. Chris and I have put up 10 or 15 routes in the Wind River Range in the last 2 decades and this is by far our favorite - sustained, committing and aesthetic. If you can climb the grade comfortably with some areas of run out face and small RP's at thin cruxes its not to be missed.Access: Begin at the grassy ledges used to access the minor dihedral. Pitch ...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
Panorama of Haystack Mtn with the Steeple and Lost...
Minot Dihedrals. To the left is the Major Dihedra...
BETA PHOTO: Looking from Clear Lake
North end of Haystack with the Major and Minor Die...
The beautiful Southern Wall of Haystack!
BETA PHOTO: The grassy goat trail from the inlet of Clear Lake...