Little Women E7 7a - On Sightby Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Jan/2009
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The route traverses rightwards to tackle the hanging, blunt nose/arÍte in the centre of the photograph.
Dave commented on his blog:
"I can't comment on the E grade as this was my first E7 and I haven't really done anything above E5. Bouldering wise it is about 7b+ and probably one of the best 7b+'s I've done."
Jordan Buys first flagged this up on the UKC forums, describing the ascent as:
"Pretty amazing considering that most folk were finding the conditions a little too cold for bouldering."
The Apparent North Buttress is a small, but fierce, lump of gritstone and is home to a tightly packed set of hard routes. The routes are short, almost boulder problems, and are mainly steep and often feature "nose-grinding mantels" as top-outs.
A recent addition to the buttress was made by Aide Jebb (UKC News Item) taking the wall just left of Little Women with his new route Evil Gazebo.