Aide Jebb, New route on Stanage, E6 7a Local News

© Paul Forster
With all the Peak District media glare shining directly on 'Team America' (Do they really have stars and stripes on their bouldering mats?) Yorkshire climber Aide Jebb slipped by unnoticed to fire-off a superb looking new route on Stanage, taking a direct line next to Little Women on the Apparent North Buttress.

Evil Gazebo, climbed after top-rope inspection, (E6 7a - Font 7c-ish) follows "Funky moves between the breaks, then a nose grinding mantle to finish".

The route looks technically desperate, but is in Aide's words "dead safe".

As for the name? "Well, because it looks nice, but will chew you up and spit you out!"

  • View a landscape shot of Aide on Evil Gazebo: UKC Photo

Thanks to Paul Forster and Vita Goertgens for the photographs.

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24 Nov, 2008
nice, good to see some english 7a routes bieng put up. The mantle doesn't sound very nice, good work.
24 Nov, 2008
sweet, safe 7a to try. haha. Though it does look a bit like a highball boulder problem
24 Nov, 2008
I'm guessing Mr Jebb is a Half Man Half Biscuit fan, as there is a song called "Used to be in Evil Gazebo" on the "Trouble over Bridgewater" album Includes the chorus "I've been in a mental hospital".......
24 Nov, 2008
Aye... In true armchair commentary style, looking at it - it does strike me as more of a risky solo/highball than a trad-route. What is it 8m? [/tw*t mode] ;)
24 Nov, 2008
In reply: Well done, Aide. Saw you tryin it a week ago last Sunday. Close on lots of attempts, but reckoned you'd get it when fresh.
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