A fine piece of granite that begs to be climbed. There are a few sections to the rock for different routes.
From Clear Lake, follow a trail and scramble over glaciated terrain to its base.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Haystack Mountain:
North Face 5.6 Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600 feet, Grade II
Railroad Tracks 5.8 Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 800 feet, Grade III
Central Corner 5.9 Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, Grade III
Minor Dihedral 5.9 Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000 feet, Grade III
Southern Wall Left 5.10c Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1000 feet, Grade IV
Featured Route For Haystack Mountain
Labor Day 5.10d 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