Troy Mattingley has put together another fantastic short film from the footage Paul and I captured on the White Strike. This one is even a little bit exciting. Check it out.
On Saturday Paul Hersey and I put up White Strike, a five pitch ice and mixed route on the northwest face of the Dasler Pinnacles in the Hopkins Valley. The route ascended the striking line on the southern (lower right) tier of the face and went at grade WI3, M4, with sparse protection (all rock gear). The condition of the ice was thin and much of the rock was rotten or blank, hence the lack of protection. This of course makes White Strike an instant classic and another route worthy of further ascents.
Troy Mattingley put this little beauty together from footage we captured on the recent first ascent of Honey Badger (WI4). Enjoy!