Elevation: 10,500 ft
GPS: 42.712, -109.158 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Mottinger on May 26, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

Description

A beautiful area that is near Cirque of the Towers so it's a good addition if you have the time. There are several peaks for climbing, but it seems that Haystack has the most routes.

Probably less crowded than the cirque if you want seclusion. Mosquitoes can be nasty--bring some repellant.

Pooping in the Winds: Please Pack Out Your Poop

Every climber, backpacker, and hiker is expected to use a wag bag and pack out your poop. Though it often feels remote, the Wind River Range is visited by more and more people each year- we are loving the area to death. Please bring multiple wag bags any time you are hiking into the Winds. 

Lonesome Lake, in the Cirque of the towers, has been declared unfit to drink from, even when filtered or treated because of fecal contamination. Help keep other lakes in the Winds from this same fate of contamination by using Wag bags.

Getting There

Approach as for the Cirque, but at Big Sandy Lake, keep going along the NE side of the lake to a trail that heads up toward Clear Lake and then Deep Lake. The camping at Clear Lake offers some nice trees and looks preferrable to the Deep Lake site that is above treeline.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Deep Lake Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
 12
Grassy Goat Route
Trad, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 49
North Face
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 79
North Ridge
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
Railroad Tracks
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Pika Alliteration
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
South Ridge
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 98
Minor Dihedral
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 42
Central Corner
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Flash Flood
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 R
 7
Major Dihedral
Trad, Aid, Alpine 11 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Southwest Arete
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 17
Southern Wall Left
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Separation Anxiety
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Grassy Goat Route Haystack Mountain
 12
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad, Alpine
North Face Haystack Mountain
 49
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
North Ridge Steeple Peak
 79
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Railroad Tracks Haystack Mountain
 51
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Pika Alliteration Haystack Mountain
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
South Ridge Steeple Peak
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Minor Dihedral Haystack Mountain
 98
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Central Corner Haystack Mountain
 42
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Flash Flood Haystack Mountain
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Major Dihedral Haystack Mountain
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 R Trad, Aid, Alpine 11 pitches
Southwest Arete Lost Temple Spire
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Southern Wall Left Haystack Mountain
 17
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Separation Anxiety Lost Temple Spire
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
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