Lucky Strike*** E1 5b
[Paz on Lucky Strike E1 5b, 2 kb]40m. The main line of the slab is yet another Littlejohn classic, one of the great climbs of Pembroke. The route has adequate protection (small wires) and is slightly serious for the second. Start from the huge boulder beneath the wall or, when the tide is in, as for Strike Lucky. Step awkwardly off the boulder and climb up into a groove to the left of a roof (possible refuge belay). Move up to gain the rising (chalk-covered) line on the wall. Follow this until 4m short of the corner, then climb straight up to the top. © ROCKFAX
FA. P.Littlejohn 11.5.80 11/May/1980

Ticklists: 15 Climbs to do before you die, Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Pembroke Rockfax Top 50, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Ultimate E1 ticklist.

Photo: Paz on Lucky Strike E1 5b © Andy S
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Started at the bottom at low tide but because martin was whinging about getting wet as the tide was coming back in I rebelayed before the traverse. Traverse was stunning, got quite pumped half way along but managed to recover and finish cleanly.The initial lower section is out of keeping with the route and rather superfluous.
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Martin Haworth

Calder - 2nd - 27/Sep/14 with Mike B

owain86 - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/14 with Will

wi11 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Owain Atkins

Patrick Hill - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14 with olly12344

olly12344 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/14

Tim W - 2nd rpt - 29/Jun/14 with Ali Kennedy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14

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

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

Hard to believe it's only E1 when you look at it from above, but it feels pretty steady when you're on it. Did the high tide start on Strike Lucky. My favourite route (so far) at Pembroke.
1poundSOCKS - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

Just amazing!
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Nick Russell

Excellent position, well worth doing.
Nick Russell - 2nd - 31/May/14 with Alastair Begley

Stefan_Morris - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Edmundmorris

Justin T - 2nd - 24/May/14 with Ramon

A classic I wanted to do for a long time. First trad route in 8 months and greasy as sin
Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 24/May/14 with Justin Timms

Hidden - 2nd - 18/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

frank mckenna - 04/May/14

Absolutely amazing line, slightly airy traverse at start which was exciting, then great moves up to the top. slight sting in the tail that the top out holds weren't great!
hlegge - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Adam Knightly

wolverine - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/14 with dan parkes

started up strike lucky for the full diagonal
simon kimber - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Will Pettet-Smith

Toby Dunn - 2nd - 19/Apr/14 with Tom Mills

Fun as ever. Stopped mid-climb to check the thread on Circus Circus.
quiffhanger - 2nd rpt - 19/Apr/14

owain86 - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/14 with Chris

Frank the Husky - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Tim Sparrow - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Brilliant route. E2 though the flakes u put gear in at the start would struggle to not blow after a fall and it would not be the easiest place to get out of. E1 climber could do it but not a 1st 2nd 3rd or 4th E1
Joe Solo - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13

Such amazing line!
Kirill - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Conor Cussell

ian caton - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Abi

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Ian

Brilliant!
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13 with James

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with jon stewart

Rob84 - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Rob Adie

The Grist - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Sam Simpson

Sam Simpson - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Mark Grist

Andrew1 - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with Hulda

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/13 with Climbingsheep, Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

chrisallan - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13

steve_yo - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with sam ring

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

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

CragDog - 2nd - 06/May/13

A little fluttery when most of my gear unzipped!
Stuart Johnston - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Adam Ryan

SPD224 - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Andy Bunnage

papashango - Lead - 04/May/13 with Major Tony

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Chris Vanderz

Pippa - 2nd - 04/May/13 with Jamie Thornley

mountain_jay - Lead - 04/May/13 with Pippa Froggatt

richardr - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Chris Wyatt

grease start, wet finish, bloody brilliant. first route at pembroke
GuyVG - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Tim Lounds

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - Apr/13

adam 24 - 2nd - Apr/13

First route of the trip. It must suit my style because I thought it was HVS. Never E2.
Tubs - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Dave M

jcw - 2013

Hidden - 2013

adie84 - 2013

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/12 with Gareth Greeves

gg4419 - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/12 with Nick

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

Best trad climb to date. Howling wind, high tide, waves braking over pete ! Greasy start.
James Marshall - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/12 with Pete Shepherd

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12

With a very rough sea and failing light. Incredible.
Cardi - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Tom R

Absolutely amazing.
pembrokeshirecaver - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Charlie Beard, Edmund Morris

Excellent position above the seething ocean, E2 for the situation, though low in the grade. Started at the high tide belay off to the left.
cbeard - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Edmund Morris, Dickon Morris

Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Si 2

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/12

Amazing climbing hanging over a raging sea. Bit wet at the bottom.
david wands - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12

NickJH - Lead dog - May/12 with LiamG

tlmarjot - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Alex Cannon

Started as for Strike Lucky. Felt a bit intimidated by the ab in and traversing above the lip. Probably didn't enjoy as much as I should have. Will be back to do it again.
monsteratt - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Nick Whimster

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

Great,Great route!
nickwhimster - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/12 with monsteratt

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

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

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

Felt alright because I expected it to be worse than it was. Absolute class.
andrew sandercock - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/12 with Mark A

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

hels bels - 2nd dog - 01/Apr/12

switch - 2nd rpt - 26/Mar/12 with David B-St L

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Started via Strike Lucky. Awesome. Not really E2 though, is it?
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11

annetweddell - 2nd - 29/Sep/11 with Tony, Jeff

Dave Rumney - 2nd - 27/Aug/11 with Phil Moore

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with L.Postlewaith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11

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

Coel Hellier - Lead - 14/Aug/11 with John Nuttall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11

Excellent climbing, the route of the trip?? Did it from the refuge belay as the sea was very rough, and even then James got wet. Unfortunately had to litter the sea abandoning half our abseil rope that got tangled round rocks in the rough sea, cheers to some other guys who thought to bring us a knife.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with james pcc

Jus - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/11

Fell off as was being stupid. Fun climb!
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 24/Jul/11 with Harry Massey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11

quiffhanger - 2nd - 03/Jul/11

With Si T
colesy - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11

One of the best climbes I have ever done.Brilliant.
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with bleggs

tim20 - 2nd - 11/Jun/11 with pabs

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 30/May/11 with Floris

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Olli Crudge

Olli-C - 2nd - 02/May/11 with Rachel Slater

steve.warrington - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Nik Goile

Hidden - Lead - May/11

brilliant
gingernick - 2nd - May/11 with Darrell

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

dan gibson - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11 with richard lade

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/11

Just absolutely superb climbing. The climbing is so good it is hard to believe it's natural features you're climbing.
Shauna - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Annelies

Pete Graham - Lead - 2011 with Malcolm Scott

Rory Shaw - 2011

Paul Boggis - 2nd - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with -martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10

Due to a heavy swell had to start as high as possible - from a sloping ledge in the abseil corner, several metres above the start of Strike Lucky as marked in the Rockfax. This made for a perfect traverse line in atmospheric surroundings (the couple of teams before us must have had an even more exciting time as the tide was higher when they were on it). Three out of the seven runners that Phil placed fell out and another one was barely hanging on, leaving the bulk of the traverse unprotected, which made for an exciting time seconding (can I claim a lead?!). Just as well that it wasn't particularly hard or sustained! Brilliant route, fully deserves its Top 50 status.
Misha - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Phil

Superb climb with big sea running in wild position. Best route on the trip. Put in 2x as much gear as needed on traverse - half will drop out before the second gets on it!
philhilo - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with misha

Wow. Mega classic stuff. Atmosphere, adrenelin, action packed and technical. Made my day!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/10

Pippa - Lead - 29/Aug/10 with Jon

Bit feeble only to manage one successful lead in an overambitious trip but glad it was a good'un. Felt hard for E1, sustained and pumpy, wires not totally bomber until end of the traverse. Final section where you go upwards is a joy.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Max

d_meacher - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Mike Thomas

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

mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Ian Heginbotham

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with steveE9

My favorite climb in pembroke: amazing moves , a little precarious, a little scary and not steep! Was advised to do the strike lucky start and it felt more inkeeping with the climb than the start from the boulder.
catblack - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Andy Barker

With Strike Lucky start. An absolute classic with enjoyable technical climbing.
Andrew Barker - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Cat Black

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Aug/10

morganator - 2nd - 13/Aug/10 with Andy Benson, Sophie Whyte

Reds - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/10 with John Nuttall

thebigeasy - Aug/10

soph - Lead rpt - Aug/10 with Andy Benson, jon morgan

Pown - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10

Started from ledge due to high tide. Managed to stay dry though.
slacky - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Ben

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/10

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Ed Booth

Ed Booth - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/10

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

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

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

clipskipper - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Davey Boy

spacey - Lead O/S - 16/May/10 with paul evans

stuwelly85 - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Matt Woodfield

Beautiful climbing before (and after!) sunset
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10 with Mia Stacey

Strike Lucky start
irish paul - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Sarah Joyce

SIIICCKKK!! well psyched got to lead this one was firmly on my wishlist! was pretty wet with alot of the holds I needed to use being wet!keep a bit in reserve for the finish! Hard E1
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/10 with Ben Alsford

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Feb/10

drysori - Lead - Feb/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2010

With Strike lucky start
dave657 - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Tim

Tim W - 2nd rpt - 18/Oct/09 with Dave Ripley

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

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Oct/09

Paul Bowen - 2nd - 26/Sep/09 with Rebecca Hayes

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Sep/09

simonp - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with Andy Reeve

Oliver Sherman - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with John Eales

Jessie Rushbrooke - 2nd - 07/Aug/09 with GF

RobRock84 - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/09 with Adam Bevan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/09

Alas, the dangle of shame...
climbingpixie - Lead dog - 23/May/09 with Andy Hobson

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Harry

Ceridwen - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Andy Mosienko

Tim M - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/09 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 10/Apr/09 with cheesesarnie

nutallovertheface - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Fingers

bennybeast - 2nd O/S - 2009

metal arms - Lead O/S - 2009

janegallwey - Lead - 2009

Tim Steward - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Crispin

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Sep/08

feilx - 2nd rpt - 15/Jun/08 with Mike Soldner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08

Minor epic!
haydng - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/08 with Rachel

RMG - 2nd - 01/Jun/08 with haydng

Classic route which I've led before - better with low tide start and tricky groove. Exposed position...
Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 18/May/08 with Emily

jude s - Lead O/S - May/08 with G Fry

Tim W - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Matthew Thomson

shoulders - Lead - 26/May/07 with dai

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/07

awesome line, awesome climbing. Absolute classic 4*
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Steve Ramsden

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/07

Hidden - Lead - May/07

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Felix Coxwell

feilx - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Dan Barbour

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

a_radiohead_fan - Aug/06

david morse - Lead rpt - Aug/06 with charlotte turtle

frost - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with D Garry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/06

bronsonite - Lead O/S - 02/May/06 with Alex Cannon

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/06

cornishben - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Edouard Vincent

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/06

nathanmanc - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Dave C

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

Bern - 2006

chris wyatt - 2006 with Mike Barclay

GuyM - 2006

Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Tony Payne

cem - 2nd rpt - 31/Jul/05 with David T

Marq - 2nd O/S - 29/May/05 with Daniel Dennehy

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - May/05

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with Jack G

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/04

lukea - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/04 with Al

alex_th - Lead rpt - Apr/04

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/03

gonggashan - 2003

climbed this along time ago, just trying to start my log book, was one of my first outdoor leads, nice root
afern - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/02

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2002

cem - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/01 with Neil Northrop

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 2001 with loundsy

tuftynick - 2001

mikej - 2nd - 02/Sep/00 with Nick Salmon

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/00 with RF

dickypips - Lead β - 2000 with john richards

bullybones - 2000

Hidden - Jun/99

looks awesome but quite easy! tho 2nd fell off at traverse and required assisted hoist...
nickdonohue - Lead - 01/Aug/98 with Dave Chapman

Hidden - 2nd β - 04/May/98

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/98

sadams - Lead - 02/May/98 with John Boyle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/98

Rich Kirby - Lead - May/98 with Paul Tanton

ArnaudG - 1998

Hidden - 2nd - 1998

Marti999 - Lead - 1997

Hidden - Lead - 1997

Steve Crowe - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/96 with KM

innes - Lead O/S - Aug/96 with Chris

with strike lucky start
michael burrows - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/96 with mark ryan

Hidden - 2nd - May/96

Brilliant route. E2 though the flakes u put gear in at the start would struggle to not blow after a fall and it would not be the easiest place to get out of. E1 climber could do it but not a 1st 2nd 3rd or 4th E1
Joe Solo - Lead O/S - Apr/96

Paul Boardman - Lead O/S - 1996 with Iain Boardman, Spencer

ChrisJD - Lead - 17/Sep/95 with PaulOr

craig h - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/95 with Janet Hannah

NeilGriffiths - 1994 with Rich Tannert

rob.grafton - Solo - 27/Sep/93 with Bruce

adi bryant - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/93 with Richard

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 16/Apr/93 with George MacIntyre

mikej - Lead - 20/Jun/92 with Mike Byles

Roget - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/92 with colin, baccy

Rich Kirby - Lead - Apr/92 with Dave Taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

Paul Clarke - 1990 with LUMC

Dave Rumney - Jul/89

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - May/89 with Tudor Griffiths

andy gittins - 1987

neilh - Lead - 24/Aug/86 with mark griffiths

shark - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/86 with Neil McAddy (Captain)

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 26/Aug/85 with Dave McCann

Nigel Bond - Lead - 25/Aug/84 with Charlie Leverton

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 26/Apr/84 with Paul Dawson, Kenny Winkworth

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 20/Jul/83 with Dave Abbey

steve L - 2nd - 02/Jul/83 with Clive Curle

Mike Owen - 07/Apr/83 with Phil Ralph

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/83

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/82

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/81

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

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