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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on May 26, 2006






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Looking south from Haystack toward Deep Lake

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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]

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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joe mucci leading on pitch 2. the wall of East Tem...

Southwest arete 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  WY : Wind River Range : ... : Lost Temple Spire
hike up to the base of the spire on the southwest side of it by following a system of grassy ledges from below. the route is described in the "Hiking and climbing in the Winds...." very well (plus the sense of adventure). The route follows the ridge and the face to the right of it all the way up. One crux is on the second pitch and the other crux is up high, before the chimney pitch, depending on what path you choose on pitch 5/6. you can get down in 5 raps with two ropes (highly recommended)...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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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
Temple Peak across Deep Lake.
Temple Peak across Deep Lake.
(L to R) Haystack, steeple peak and Lost Temple Sp...
BETA PHOTO: (L to R) Haystack, steeple peak and Lost Temple Sp...
Deep Lake area. Photo by Blitzo.
Deep Lake area. Photo by Blitzo.
Deep Lake area. Photo by Blitzo.
Deep Lake area. Photo by Blitzo.
From North Lake.
From North Lake.
the weather moves in
the weather moves in
crooked rainbow ;(
crooked rainbow ;(

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