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Deep Lake Area Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,500'
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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on May 26, 2006
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 21.4 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',8],['5.11',2],['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 Deep Lake Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Deep Lake Area:
North Face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'   Haystack Mountain
North Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 650'   Steeple Peak
Railroad Tracks   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 800'   Haystack Mountain
Minor Dihedral   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'   Haystack Mountain
Central Corner   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches   Haystack Mountain
Flash Flood   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 640'   Haystack Mountain
Southwest arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches   Lost Temple Spire
Southern Wall Left   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1000'   Haystack Mountain
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Featured Route For Deep Lake Area
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 Deep Lake Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking across Deep Lake to the Cirque.
Looking across Deep Lake to the Cirque.
Rock Climbing Photo: liz donley pumps water at deep lake
liz donley pumps water at deep lake
Rock Climbing Photo: Temple Peak across Deep Lake.
Temple Peak across Deep Lake.
Rock Climbing Photo: ahh
ahh
Rock Climbing Photo: the weather moves in
the weather moves in
Rock Climbing Photo: (L to R) Haystack, steeple peak and Lost Temple Sp...
BETA PHOTO: (L to R) Haystack, steeple peak and Lost Temple Sp...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking south from Haystack toward Deep Lake
Looking south from Haystack toward Deep Lake
Rock Climbing Photo: View from north end of Deep Lake. Steeple Peak, Lo...
View from north end of Deep Lake. Steeple Peak, Lo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Camp at the head of Deep Lake. Evening sun on Sout...
Camp at the head of Deep Lake. Evening sun on Sout...
Rock Climbing Photo: Deep Lake Area
BETA PHOTO: Deep Lake Area
Rock Climbing Photo: crooked rainbow ;(
crooked rainbow ;(
Rock Climbing Photo: From North Lake.
From North Lake.
Rock Climbing Photo: Deep Lake area. Photo by Blitzo.
Deep Lake area. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Deep Lake area. Photo by Blitzo.
Deep Lake area. Photo by Blitzo.

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By ddriver
From: SLC
Aug 8, 2016
"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 trail signage for this is now down/inadequate and is causing some folks to wind up on the Black Joe Lake trail. After the creek crossing, the major developed trail wraps around and up to Black Joe. For Deep Lake, either hug the creek bank or locate an unmarked steep downhill trail within about 100 feet. Either will take you to more trail along Big Sandy's shore and into the correct drainage.