Lucky Strike

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
The original topo is attached, click on Lucky Strike. A quality route, well equipped with bolts, climbing the buttress on the right-hand side of the Mate. Seven pitches (280m), plus an optional further pitch to the ridge and a scramble to the summit. Take 2 x 50m ropes, a small rack of medium wires, cams to hand size and a dozen quickdraws. Abseil descent is best.
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11855m9Yes
 

Start 150 metres right of the Bowen Allan Corner. Access via a good ledge slightly further right. Bolts and natural pro. It’s possible to belay at the seventh bolt, with a cam, to reduce drag and increase visibility.

21845m11No
31830m9No
 

Follow the bolts left, then back right.

41945m9Yes
 

Bolts to a steep section, then some natural pro.

52025m8No
62025m9Yes
 

Some natural pro.

71350mYes
 

Climb 15 metres to where a dyke leads right to the top of the Mates Little Brother, or continue up to a belay station.

Grade: 
18 , 18 , 18 , 19 , 20 , 20 , 13
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
275m
Bolts: 
55
Natural pro: 
1
Attribution: 
From topo by Nick Cradock.
Ascent: 
Murray Ball, Nick Cradock, David Shotwell, February 2010
Route Image: 
UUID: 
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