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
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.

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
 9
Grassy Goat Route
Trad, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 42
North Face
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 68
North Ridge
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 48
Railroad Tracks
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
 76
Minor Dihedral
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
Central Corner
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Flash Flood
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 R
 6
Major Dihedral
Trad, Aid, Alpine 11 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Southwest arete
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 14
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
 9
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad, Alpine
North Face Haystack Mountain
 42
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
North Ridge Steeple Peak
 68
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Railroad Tracks Haystack Mountain
 48
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
 76
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Central Corner Haystack Mountain
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Flash Flood Haystack Mountain
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Major Dihedral Haystack Mountain
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 R Trad, Aid, Alpine 11 pitches
Southwest arete Lost Temple Spire
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Southern Wall Left Haystack Mountain
 14
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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