The Certainty of Tides – New E7 for Ferdia Earle

LOCHINVER CRAGS, Achmelvich Campsite Crags, Clean Cut:
The Certainty of Tides 18m E7. Ferdia Earle. 26 Jun 2021.
The beautiful blank corner to the right of Flawless has more holds than first appears, but the gear is mostly poor. Climb the slab left of the corner to a narrow ledge running across the wall at third-height. Step up into the corner, where bold stemming leads to a good foothold on the left wall. Get what small and shallow gear you can, before employing wizardry for the very technical crux finish. Headpointed. As far as we know, the hardest trad first ascent by a woman in the UK. With the insecure nature of the moves and the marginal gear, some of which is off to the side, we thought that for an on-sight ascent this may be soft E8.

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