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  1. Lucas Weiss

    Lucas Weiss Active Member

    Climbed shoestring today with Alex Texeira.
    The approach was almost totally dry, very little snow, pretty easy. The regular start was free of snow with a bit of ice scattered around. About 30-40' above the start there was some ice, and we mostly simul solo'd the rest of the way before roping up for the rock finish exit, which Alex solo'd and I followed.
    There was no snow at all on the entire route, but there was some really decent ice. The best bit was a 20-30' vertical section about 2/3rds of the way up. Lots of ice though, in general, more than in "normal" conditions due to lack of snow.
    The rock finish was sketchy, lots of loose stuff. 2:30 up, 4 hours car to car.
    I looked down at the WI 3 finish and it looked fantastic.
    All in all, this was an awesome way to climb shoestring. No snow, decent, though thin ice, and a beautiful day.
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