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Deep Lake Area  


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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

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',6],['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',1],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Deep Lake Area:
North Face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'   Haystack Mountain
Railroad Tracks   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 800'   Haystack Mountain
North Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 650'   Steeple Peak
Central Corner   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches   Haystack Mountain
Minor Dihedral   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'   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
A good look of the dihedrals--the right dihedral is minor, the left is major.

Minor Dihedral 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WY : Wind River Range : ... : Haystack Mountain
Stellar route with sweet views, exposure, and mostly clean rock.See the description for finding the route to decide which start you want to do. I'll start with P4, but this could be P2 from the traversing start.P4: 130' r-facing corner (5.8+/5.9) belay below a roof.P5: Traverse right about 10ft. then follow a 5.8 crack that angles back to the left. 160' 5.8P6: Another small traverse right leads to broken rock and a L-facing corner. Keep going until you are at a ledge below the large R-facing d...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

Photos of Deep Lake Area Slideshow Add Photo
Looking across Deep Lake to the Cirque.
Looking across Deep Lake to the Cirque.
liz donley pumps water at deep lake
liz donley pumps water at deep lake
(L to R) Haystack, steeple peak and Lost Temple Spire is in front of East Temple Peak
BETA PHOTO: (L to R) Haystack, steeple peak and Lost Temple Sp...
Temple Peak across Deep Lake.
Temple Peak across Deep Lake.
the weather moves in
the weather moves in
Deep Lake area. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Deep Lake area.
Photo by Blitzo.
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Looking south from Haystack toward Deep Lake
Looking south from Haystack toward Deep Lake
From North Lake.
From North Lake.
Deep Lake area. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Deep Lake area.
Photo by Blitzo.
crooked rainbow ;(
crooked rainbow ;(

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