I wanted to set another climb on this hill because there are so many great trees here and the atmosphere is, I think, unique.
This is not a giant climb. To find the cache you will need to climb as high as you can to set an anchor-point, and then descend to limb-walk along the branch containing the cache. It is possible to freeclimb to the anchor-point and then abseil into position. This is what I did and my intention for finders, but please do whatever you feel safest doing.
BUT - Do not attach your rope to the cache branch and do not climb directly to it. The limb is in no way strong enough and you will hurt yourself and, more importantly, you will spoil my nice cache!
Park at the given waypoint and take the rightmost of the two pathways heading eastwards towards a large bowl in the landscape with ropeswings.
Turn right up the bank and follow your arrow along the avenue of beech trees.
You are looking for a distinctively out-of-place object in the tree. See the spoiler images for help in locating it.
The cache is somewhat fiddly, so get yourself nice and comfy once you get there so you can use both hands. Neither the jar, the log, nor the pencil are attached to the tree.
Do not attempt this cache without:
- A climbing buddy
- A 50m rope
- A harness
- A helmet
- A pen!
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. No part of this description is intended to provide any guidance or instruction whatsoever. Make sure you are personally competent to complete this challenge.
KING OF THE SWINGERS caches, in approximate order of difficulty: