Type: Ice, Snow, Alpine, 160 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Stan Price, Jim Krudener. 1990
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Shared By: kirra on Feb 22, 2007 with improvements by Jason Todd
Admins: Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

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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

User Jason Todd says: Super casual approach. 20 minutes (All times are fat guy with 6-12" of snow). A couple small steps of "ice bouldering" immediately before first pitch. There are 4 pitches to Stringer. 120m total of ice. P1-45m, WI3, Bolt anchor on right. 5 minutes P2-30m, WI2, Single bolt for anchor on left side. 10 minutes P3-20m, WI2, Tree anchor on right 30 minutes P4-25m, WI3, screw anchor, rap from vthread or walk off right.


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'.


Typical screws, bolts at top. Rap will require 2 ropes.
  WI3+ Mod. Snow
  WI3+ Mod. Snow
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 Apr 4, 2008
Mark Berreth
Wenatchee, WA
Mark Berreth   Wenatchee, WA
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. Nov 14, 2008
  WI3+ Mod. Snow
  WI3+ Mod. Snow
Mark - speak to Kenny & Aaron if you have any doubts. Get back to me if any corrections are necessary, thanks -Kirra Feb 11, 2010
Bogdan P
Boulder, CO
Bogdan P   Boulder, CO
The photo of Kenny featured for this route looks similar to what I saw as the first 30 feet of the route. There's a small cave in the lower right of the photo that's consistent with what's at the base of the route, and when we did it there were some small snowy slopes to climbers left of the base from which someone could have taken a photo with this kind of perspective.

That said, the route looks much steeper and fatter in this photo than we found it. However familiar the space around the ice might be, the ice itself looks almost like a totally different route from the one we did. Jan 17, 2017
Jason Todd
Cody, WY
Jason Todd   Cody, WY
The picture of Kenny is the 4th pitch that is rarely climbed. Most people bail after the first two. Jan 17, 2017