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Haystack Mountain  

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

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['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 look of the dihedrals--the right dihedral is minor, the left is major.

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

Photos of Haystack Mountain Slideshow Add Photo
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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