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
Minor Dihedral 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WY
: Wind River Range
: ... : Haystack Mountain
Stellar route with sweet views, exposure, and mostly clean rock.See the description for finding the route to decide which start you want to do. I'll start with P4, but this could be P2 from the traversing start.P4: 130' r-facing corner (5.8+/5.9) belay below a roof.P5: Traverse right about 10ft. then follow a 5.8 crack that angles back to the left. 160' 5.8P6: Another small traverse right leads to broken rock and a L-facing corner. Keep going until you are at a ledge below the large R-facing d...[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...