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Looking south from Haystack toward Deep Lake


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 Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',6],['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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Featured Route For Deep Lake Area
Steeple in the middle

North Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  WY : 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 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.
the weather moves in
the weather moves in
(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.
From North Lake.
From North Lake.
Deep Lake area. Photo by Blitzo.
Deep Lake area. Photo by Blitzo.
crooked rainbow ;(
crooked rainbow ;(

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