Strike Lucky** E1 5b
[Tim Riley on Strike Lucky (E2), Rusty Walls, Pembroke, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
30m. This route is most frequently used as a high tide start for Lucky Strike however it is a good pitch in its own right. From the ledge, traverse rightwards along good holds to the beginning of the rising flake line of Lucky Strike. Climb straight up the wall and crack above to the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. B.Wintringham 17.4.81 17/Apr/1981

Photo: Tim Riley on Strike Lucky (E2), Rusty Walls, Pembroke © Alexander Thorp
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This climb is in 100 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Unbelievable flake at the top. Looks as though it should be very loose and yet I yarded on it for jokes and it didn't seem to move at all.
Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 06/Apr/15 with Malc the Scott

Amazing evening. Great route to finish on.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Rachel

Tom Livingstone - 2nd β - 06/Apr/15 with Oli Grounsell

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Mike Todd

R2B - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Nick B

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15 with viki harvey

wolverine - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Caroline Ashman

Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Mike Hayes

elliptic - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Tom R.

misterb - Lead O/S - Apr/15 with russ

Almost as good as Lucky strike.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Martin Haworth

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Andy

stevorobs3 - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Ian Faulkner

ian d f - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Steve Robinson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14

James Marshall - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with maddy

ian caton - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Abi

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Sir William of pettitsmith

steve.warrington - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Stuart Llewellyn

Not sure how this doesn't get 3*?! Felt pretty straightforward but maybe i missed the crux at the top by going right. Really good line and satisfying climbing in an exciting position
Mark Warnett - Lead O/S - Aug/13 with Kevin Stephens

jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

papashango - 2nd - 04/May/13 with Major Tony

Anthony Dixon - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

Bob got soaked
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Rob Lamey

Tubs - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Dave M

Hidden - 2013

lukehodson - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Charlotte

soph - 2nd - 29/Jul/12 with Annelies Sarrazyn

JulesV - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

belay bunny turned bad - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with loundsy

NickJH - 2nd O/S - May/12 with LiamG

with a damp direct (Lucky Strike) start
Dave Rumney - Lead - 08/Apr/12 with Tanya Milner, Sean Roberts

Kevster - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12

tonevert - 2nd - 07/Apr/12 with Kevin Faux

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Chi Huo Cheng

Chi Cheng - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Rachel Stater

markalmack - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/12 with andrew sandercock

Definitely not E2!! Felt easier than Lucky Strike.
climbingpixie - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

AlexD - 2nd - 02/Oct/11 with Dan, Sophie

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Sophie

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Dan B, Alex

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11

Bry - 2nd β - 28/Aug/11 with Jen

Probably easier than Lucky Strike and not as good.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Jim

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/11

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/11

Great finale to the day, one that had been on my list for long. Intimidating but ultimately quite amenable with good gear. Definitely E2 for exposure and sustainedness and the hard move right at the end, as per CC Guide.
msoldn - Lead O/S - 28/May/11 with Andy

centurion05 - 2nd - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/11

Pippa - Lead - 25/Apr/11 with Jon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11

tim20 - 2nd - 2011 with pabs

Rory Shaw - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10

Good varied route, cool finish.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10 with -martin

Graham Iles - Lead - 15/Aug/10 with Neil Stabbs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10

Toby Dunn - Lead - 12/Aug/10 with Andy Reeve

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Cocky

adam coxsell - 2nd - 12/Jun/10 with ant

A great trip on great holds
mynyddresident - Lead - 23/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/10

dave657 - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Tim

Tim W - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Dave Ripley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Oct/09

Ed Babs - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09 with Harry

Easy for E2, and not as good (or hard!) as lucky strike due to looser rock and not as strong a line. Worth doing though...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 18/May/08 with Emily

feilx - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/07 with Steve P

colkurtz - 2nd - 30/Aug/06 with Josh, Ed

tom.e - 2nd O/S - 29/May/06 with Charlie Everett

Billg - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Megan Beaumont

Bern - 2006

chris wyatt - 2nd - 2006 with Mike Barclay

Brown - 2nd - 31/Jul/05

cem - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/05 with David T

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/05

sadams - Lead - 12/Apr/04 with Eric Hildrew

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/03

gonggashan - Apr/03

nice route, did it along time ago, but was fun
afern - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/02

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/01 with Viv

WB - Lead O/S - 2001 with Emyr

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/00

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 04/May/98

Rich Kirby - 2nd - May/98 with Paul Tanton

When I did this in 1996 flakes were braking of the holds if it is clean now then it would be OK route harder that lucky and not as much gear
Joe Solo - Lead O/S - Apr/97

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

andy gittins - 1987

Dave Musgrove - 10/Apr/85 with Pete Finklaire

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 19/Jul/83 with Bill McKee, Andy Gittins

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/81

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