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Haystack Mountain 

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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on May 26, 2006
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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.

Getting There 

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

Climbing Season

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',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'   
Minor Dihedral   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'   
Central Corner   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches   
Southern Wall Left   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1000'   
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Featured Route For Haystack Mountain
A good topo drawn by Justin Griffin

Lowe-Spark 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c A0  WY : Wind River Range : ... : Haystack Mountain
The Lowe-Spark is a free var of an old Jeff Lowe aid line. This route has it all from steep roofs to super thin face climbing. By far one of the best alpine rock routes in the US!! This thing needs to get some traffic. FFA Team -- Justin Griffin, Hayden Kennedy and Kyle Dempster September 2013P1: 5.6R corner to slab climbing with not much gear to a good ledge. P2: 5.9R face climbing. From the belay ledge trend left until a thin crack leads back right -- some Jeff Lowe pitons are on this pitch, c...[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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