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John Frieh

first ascent [TR] Strobach - Nosebleed Seats (FA) 3/10/2012

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Trip: Strobach - Nosebleed Seats (FA)

 

Date: 3/10/2012

 

Trip Report:

Summary: First Ascent of Nosebleed Seats WI2 ~60 meters Daniel Harro and John Frieh March 10 2012

 

Details: Spotted a few lines I had never seen before on the approach. Daniel and I set our eyes on the best looking one and headed in that direction. Climbed the first and second pitches of First on the Left. From the top of the second pitch of First on the Left we traversed up and left (see below photo) to reach Nosebleed Seats

 

Not as steep as we hoped but nonetheless crusier hero ice. In March. In Washington. In the sun. Can't complain about that.

 

Location. Taken on the approach.

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Nosebleed Seats from below

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First on the Left from below

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Daniel on the first pitch of First on the Left

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First on the Left second pitch

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Nosebleed Seats

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Gear Notes:

Nothing longer than 16 cm

 

Approach Notes:

GREAT conditions if you start early enough. Will likely want snowshoes on the way out as things soften up in the heat of the day. 2.5 for us in; 1.5 out.

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Glad to see you guys getting some ice climbing done in this funky winter weather. Looks like Washington is gunning for best ice crag in the West...

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