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Haystack Mountain Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 11,978'
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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on May 26, 2006
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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.

Climbing Season



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]
['<=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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Haystack Mountain

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'   
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   
Flash Flood   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 640'   
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
Rock Climbing Photo: 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

Photos of Haystack Mountain Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Route Overlay Minor Dihedral and Grassy Goat Trail...
BETA PHOTO: Route Overlay Minor Dihedral and Grassy Goat Trail...
Rock Climbing Photo: The grassy goat trail from the inlet of Clear Lake...
BETA PHOTO: The grassy goat trail from the inlet of Clear Lake...
Rock Climbing Photo: Panorama of Haystack Mtn with the Steeple and Lost...
Panorama of Haystack Mtn with the Steeple and Lost...
Rock Climbing Photo: Haystack Mountain
Haystack Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Haystack Mountain
Haystack Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Haystack Mountain
Haystack Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Haystack sunset
Haystack sunset
Rock Climbing Photo: The beautiful Southern Wall of Haystack!
The beautiful Southern Wall of Haystack!
Rock Climbing Photo: North end of Haystack with the Major and Minor Die...
North end of Haystack with the Major and Minor Die...
Rock Climbing Photo: Minot Dihedrals.  To the left is the Major Dihedra...
Minot Dihedrals. To the left is the Major Dihedra...
Rock Climbing Photo: Inspiring rock
Inspiring rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking from Clear Lake
BETA PHOTO: Looking from Clear Lake

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