The Edward's Finish* 5a
[At the col behind the pinnacle on the edwards finish, 2 kb]506m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A continuation to the top is long and devious - stick to the description! Start above the end of the main route. Whether it is worth the extra effort depends on how tired you are!
1) 175m. Scramble up the broken ridge to a stance below the below the pinnacles that block the way.
2) 2, 50m. Scramble along the ridge then follow ledges that lead across the face on the left to a stance in a col.
2a) 3, 50m. The col can also be reached by following the ridge till it steepens, step right and climb to the top of the pinnacle. (4). Abseiling from a spike into the gully.
3) 4, 26m. From the col climb the wall behind the huge chockstone for 5m then aim left to the blunt arete to find a stance and thread belays.
4) 4, 30m. Choose any line (all much the same grade) to the top of the climbing. From here a final 175 m of scrambling gains the notch at the top of the mountain. © ROCKFAX

FA. R.Edwards 1984

Photo: At the col behind the pinnacle on the edwards finish © brianrunner
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This climb is in 50 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

plain kitten - 11/Feb/15

plain kitten - Lead - 11/Feb/15

gdjcoleman - AltLd O/S - Oct/14 with Simon

Hidden - Lead - 04/Apr/14

Can someone help me out here?? Does this route take you to the summit of the mountain? The description of pitch 4 says to "the top of the mountain". Yet some comments seem to say that to get to the summit you have to drop into the scree gulley and hike up. We did this last year and the route seemed to finish where the arÍte of EC peters out in front of a massive headwall well below the summit which looks unclimbable. There were a couple of red dots. We minced around following cairns and eventually found some tat where we ab'd down to paths, certainly there was no sign of an actual abseil station. Theres lots of talk of the "notch" but I can't work out if this is the little notch at the top of the EC arÍte (ie between the arÍte and this headwall) or the massive notch at the summit that you can see from miles away. If we did do the whole of the Edwards Finish then we found no climbing harder than a short 5m 4a wall to the left of some 5m high tall blocks (one with chockstone) that blocked what was otherwise walking/scrambling up the arÍte. If anyone can shed some light I'd be really grateful for an email!
2602steve - 11/Feb/14

AMAZING. why would you not do this? OK, maybe for those without alpine experience it is a bit intimidating and we kept second guessing which way we should be going but wow, going over the pinnacles was excellent fun. Didn't find the climbing any harder than on Espolon. Descent certainly proved the interesting bit as we came down from the notch and took a fair bit of time to find the abseil station. But after that it was easy route finding back to the car.
derryclimbs - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/14

atapper21 - Solo O/S - 21/Jan/14

mark20 - Solo O/S - 05/Jan/14

Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/13

Louvet - 2nd - 16/Oct/13 with Tarquin

crustypunkuk - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/13

colin.morrison - AltLd O/S - Feb/13 with Ross Bingham

RKirke - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/12

mikespooner - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/12 with Roger Kirke

Hidden - Lead - 30/Nov/12

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Nov/12

Easy to get lost on here but I think we managed it. I can't see any easier way. At the top, DON'T follow the tracks as we did. Look for the red dots and follow these. The tracks go nowhere and are made by goats, who dont know where they are going. It looks improbable to follow the dots, but have faith.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 24/May/12 with Anette

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12

Jonathan Emett - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/12 with tim

tim newton - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/12 with jonathan emett

Tenko - AltLd - 15/Oct/11 with Guy Williams

Glyn - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Tom Skelhon

Total time car to car was 9:20, 50 min to start, 4:30 to top of ECD, 7:00 to summit
Chris the Tall - AltLd - 05/Feb/11 with Dave Coley

Some scary exposed unprotected traversing left of the pinnacles - should have gone over them.
RKernan - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Colleen Mann

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/11

Jo Davison - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/11 with Joe Premier

JonBrown - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/11 with Sarp

P1 J. P2 M. P3,4 J. A worthy continuation and gets you to the top with the gap/notch. 10hrs 15 mins car to car: ECD, EC, TEF, scree run down
JimBee - AltLd O/S - Nov/10 with Matt Ellis

MDowson - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/10 with josh wyatt

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/09

Liam FLeming - Lead - 03/Nov/09 with karen dalzell

Hidden - Lead - 26/Mar/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/09

barni - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/08 with Paul James

Hidden - Mar/08

lead 2nd pitch.
NCorbett - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/08

Phil PBC - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Dec/07

Initial route finding was difficult but once we got going not too bad at all. Glad we went all the way to the top
DanT - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Ian Silvester

Hidden - Lead - Mar/07

alan.onslow - 2nd - Mar/07 with Will, James

Instructing Tarquin's Exped 2 x students
John HW - Lead O/S - Dec/06 with 2 x Students

Moving together.
will_benfold - AltLd O/S - Dec/05 with Ben D

Phil West - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/04 with Shaun Walby

shaun walby - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/04 with Phil West

dan gibson - Solo O/S - Nov/02

Hidden - 2001

Hidden - Solo - 25/Feb/00

stugreen75 - AltLd O/S - 1998 with The Youth

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Juliette Edwards, Steve Waters, Mynydd

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