Climbing trees is all well and good, but the real joy, and the challenge, comes from being able to get anywhere in the tree once up there. Hence limbwalking. You need to climb to a high point and set an anchor, and then descend so that you have a high pivot-point against which you can pull as you walk to the extremeties of the limbs, and from which you can gracefully swing back to the trunk.
The cache is in a four-digit combination key-safe fixed high up in the tree. It's location is marked by a yellow reflective band. The four digits and their positions can be found written on four green reflective bands located around the tree. The green bands are all lower than the yellow band. This is because the yellow band marks the anchor point from which I set the green ones, and from which I suggest you anchor yourself. The code numbers are written in the format xx5x (for example). In case of the numbers fading, they are also written on the backs of the strips, but if you can read the front-facing digits there is no need to remove any of the strips from the limbs. Please do not move the strips.
Please be careful to replace the cache by fixing the ring to the magnet.
This keeps the cache away from the mechanism (which can jam irretrievably if you are not careful). Similarly - please do not put anything in the keysafe except the cache container.
This was designed as a nightcache, but let's be honest - I set it on a sunny day! Darkness will make finding the codes easier, but the climbing harder. Daylight will have the opposite effect. Feel free to attempt this at day or night. Probably dawn is most effective...
Do not attempt this cache without at least:
- A climbing buddy
- A helmet
- A 50m rope
- A harness
- A pen!
I'd advise also a hitch-climber pulley, prusik cord, two krabs, and a foot ascender - but everyone has their style.
Nobody - not me, not geocaching.com, not your lucky pants - is responsible for your safety apart from YOU. Do not attempt if you are at all unsure.
(In the event of trouble reading or inputting the combination code, I will accept photographic evidence of you touching each of the green strips and the keysafe.)
Congratulations to Dizzy Pair for being the first night-time finder!
KING OF THE SWINGERS caches, in approximate order if difficulty: