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Haystack Mountain

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Haystack Mountain 


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Elevation: 11,978'
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Administrators: Mike Snyder, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on May 26, 2006
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Haystack in the alpen glow

Description 

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.


Getting There 

From Clear Lake, follow a trail and scramble over glaciated terrain to its base.


13 Total Routes


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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Haystack Mountain:
North Face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'   
Railroad Tracks   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 800'   
Central Corner   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches   
Minor Dihedral   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'   
Southern Wall Left   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1000'   
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Two new routes on the North Tower of Haystack peak

Labor Day 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13  WY : 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

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Panorama of Haystack Mtn with the Steeple and Lost Temple spire at right.
Panorama of Haystack Mtn with the Steeple and Lost...
Inspiring rock
Inspiring rock
Haystack Mountain
Haystack Mountain
Minot Dihedrals.  To the left is the Major Dihedral
Minot Dihedrals. To the left is the Major Dihedra...
Looking from Clear Lake
BETA PHOTO: Looking from Clear Lake
North end of Haystack with the Major and Minor Diehedrals prominent.
North end of Haystack with the Major and Minor Die...
Haystack Mountain
Haystack Mountain
The beautiful Southern Wall of Haystack!
The beautiful Southern Wall of Haystack!
Haystack Mountain
Haystack Mountain
Haystack sunset
Haystack sunset
The grassy goat trail from the inlet of Clear Lake.
BETA PHOTO: The grassy goat trail from the inlet of Clear Lake...
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