Type: Trad, Alpine, 520 ft (158 m), 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: Jared Spaulding, Jake Koplen, & Jackson Smith August 3, 2010
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Shared By: Jared Spaulding on Nov 28, 2010
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

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There is a ledge system with trees 1/3 of the way up this route. Start below and left of this ledge system at a clump of trees high on the base of the north shoulder.

P.1 climb over some blocks, angling left up to a slab and then to a corner where one can set a semi-hanging belay off of TCUs and tricams. This provides a protected belay spot from the corner above (90’)

P.2 climb the left facing corner above for about 183’, passing the treed ledge system on the right and through a small bulge in the corner (5.6ish) Belay above bulge where angle lessens, or in my case, when you run out of rope. Some small grassy patches on this pitch (183’)

P.3 Climb right up ramps and cracks and slabs to a giant ledge below and right of large, blocky, steep but short corner system (183’)

P.4 Move left, up cracks to a steep left facing, hand/fist corner. Belay at top of corner (70’ 5.8 ish)

Fourth class terrain for 40 feet takes you to the top of the shoulder.


This route climbs the north shoulder of Haystack Mountain to the left of Flash Flood. It ends a couple hundred yards below the start of the North Face route on Haystack.


SLCDs and nuts. A #4 Camalot useful on last pitch.