Rockfax Description
Thin technical climbing up the slim corner between The Red Edge and Humdrum.
1) 5c, 35m. Climb up leftwards towards the arete and then back right to below the slim left-facing corner. Climb the intricate corner and wall above to a grass ledge, then follow the groove above to a good belay ledge (abseil possible from here).
2) 4c, 20m. Climb the corner and wall on the left to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
1) 5c 35m. Climb up and leftwards bold but steady past a loose square block to spike, traverse right delicately into the slim left facing corner. Climb this crux (good small wires) stepping out on to the right wall at the top. Continue uo the wall on splendid holds just right of mossy groove / crack to the ledge and cracks of Red Edges top pitch to the grass ledge and insutu ab station at the top of Humdrum.


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High E3
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High E2
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High E1
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Style of Ascent
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Route of Interest
The Finger Flake Finish

Grade: E2 5c ***
(Reecastle Crag)

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