Deep Lake Area Rock Climbing
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.
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.
Weather station 19.1 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Deep Lake Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Deep Lake Area:
Featured Route For Deep Lake Area
North Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Wyoming
: Wind River Range
: ... : Steeple Peak
This route is INTERESTING. If you're looking for an adventure, it is a must do.P1. Climb the obvious crack for 140' 5.7-5.8P2. Move climber's right and follow twin 5.7 cracks to a notch or shoulder.P3. Move climber's right again and begin to "tunnel." This is where the climb gets crazy. You are in the Great North Chimney. Basically, there is a detached piece of granite (about the size of two football fields) that you climb through. I thought it felt like a coffin. The route finding on this pitch...[more] Browse More Classics in Wyoming
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.
By Gee Double
Mar 8, 2017
For the best and fastest approach; I recommend the south side of Big Sandy Lake. Cross outlet on log jam bridges, follow small, good trail, climb short rock slab, good trail, good beaches, regain USFS trail, directly east to Haystack, save an hour...