Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
Protection is adequate- small cams and nuts mostly...and a few tri-cams!
This is most commonly used as a descent route- it is one 100ft pitch of 5.2 and the rest is easily done without protection. It is just left of the north face route 5.6. The north gully is not pretty, but it is a good option for someone new to leading and new to real mountains
At the top of the 1st pitch there are rap slings if you do not wish to continue to the summit. If you continue to the top, you must walk along the ridge and look to cross it at a small notch filled with loose stone (sketchy) but it will bring you out ont
it wasnt pretty, but it provided a Noob with all the adventure I needed to get me motivated to keep working to better my skills and so something harder. The descent was a little tricky (grassy goat trail walk off) but once you find the trail its a cream puff. Its very dis-orienting at the top though- Haystack is a big mountain! Real easy climb though- my partner and I did it in approach shoes and were both very comfortable on it and it was a first time thing for us both. A great intro to the mountains if you dont have a vault of cash to pay for a guide or an experienced friend to donate their time...