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Haystack Mountain Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 11,978'
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Administrators: Mike Snyder, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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   
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: Two new routes on the North Tower of Haystack peak

Labor Day 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b 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

Photos of Haystack Mountain Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Panorama of Haystack Mtn with the Steeple and Lost...
Panorama of Haystack Mtn with the Steeple and Lost...
Rock Climbing Photo: Inspiring rock
Inspiring rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Haystack Mountain
Haystack Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Minot Dihedrals.  To the left is the Major Dihedra...
Minot Dihedrals. To the left is the Major Dihedra...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking from Clear Lake
BETA PHOTO: Looking from Clear Lake
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: Haystack Mountain
Haystack Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: The beautiful Southern Wall of Haystack!
The beautiful Southern Wall of Haystack!
Rock Climbing Photo: Haystack Mountain
Haystack Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Haystack sunset
Haystack sunset
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...

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