I'm going to give you two important hints that might make this still reasonably possible while not taking enormous amounts of damage:
There are wands that allow you to teleport.
When a twin spell mod combines two spells of diffrent projectile speed, the second projectile's speed will match that of the first one.
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Combine Black Hole with a fast projectile spell, and the result is a fast-moving Hole that can eat up much more rock per use. Add in fast projectile mod as well and you've got something that can eat through several screens worth of rock with one click. A wand that fires two (or more) spells at the same time might also work.
Combining (1) and (2) you can tunnel through the edge of the world far more easily having these two wands (or having edit wands everywhere and the required spells in your inventory).