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Stringer 

WI3+ Mod. Snow

   
Type:  Ice, Snow, Alpine, 2 pitches, 160'
Consensus: WI3+ [details]
FA: Stan Price, Jim Krudener. 1990
Season: mid Winter
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Submitted By: kirra on Feb 22, 2007

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The k-man, Kenny G. on lead -photo: Aaron, coldfea...

Description 

Originally climbed as lower part of 'Slow Turning' these moderate pitches offer a variety of terrain as you climb up through a tight rock chimney. Depending upon conditions, I was told this route usually is quite wet but perhaps technique can offer up options (I remained relatively dry). Very fun ATC (all terrain climb) in both approach & climb. Considered to be one of the "easiest" approaches in the valley by comparison...heheh

Location 

Small non-descript pullouts beginning at 1.6-1.8 mi. from Ishawooa Mesa Trailhead. Park off road. Climb is in drainage canyon 'Slow Turning'.

Protection 

Typical screws, bolts at top. Rap will require 2 ropes.


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Just past 'Stinger' on the first pitch of 'Slow Turning.' February 2014
Just past 'Stinger' on the first pitch of 'Slow Tu...
Pitch 1
Pitch 1
Stringer is sometimes a mixed route.
Stringer is sometimes a mixed route.
This was my brother (as well as my self) first multipitch Ice Route. It is a must do!
This was my brother (as well as my self) first mul...
Myself soloing P2 of Stringer - January 2014
BETA PHOTO: Myself soloing P2 of Stringer - January 2014

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By kirra
Apr 4, 2008

Hi Pablo, If you didn't get to the hangers then you missed the final P. I did this climb but note photo was taken by Aaron & posted with permission. I asked him about the angle and confirmed route, his was better than mine and so chosen. Maybe climb it again & you'll see, Have fun ~k
By Mark Berreth
From: Wenatchee, WA
Nov 14, 2008

The photo of Kenny definitely isn't on Stringer... unless there's a different stringer climb in the valley. This climb, at least when I climbed it, was definitely thin the entire way. The widest part to climb was maybe 15 feet wide. Great climb though!
Once you get to the anchors there's a bunch of fun easy climbing farther up. Pretty fun just to screw around on.
By kirra
Feb 11, 2010

Mark - speak to Kenny & Aaron if you have any doubts. Get back to me if any corrections are necessary, thanks -Kirra