We had a look at this cache back in December. I got half way up but it was very slippery that day so I gave up (ok I chickened out).
Then the 3 Corners T/D grid Challenge was published. For that you need to get 3 caches from different corners of the DT grid in one day. That challenge had been published for over two weeks now and still nobody had claimed the FTF. Where were all the extreme cachers? I'd been discussing this with Richiecactus - and we decided that we'd go for it today.
We'd already managed a 5/5 (Mario's A Year Lost challenge) and an easy 1/1 (a Church Micro in Stroud) by the time we got here. So all we had to do now was to get a D1T5 or a D5T1. If we tried a D5T1 the closest one that neither of us had done was over in Crawley. However that was a tricky hide - so we decided to have another go at this one first.
Neither of us are very good climbers but the conditions were much better today, and we were better equipped. I'd also noticed that there was another tree climb nearby (Up You Go!) so we decided to give that a go first as a warm-up.
We didn't have any problems there so we were now much more confident in succeeding with Sweet Colossus. There weren't any horses in the field today and the tree was much drier. I'd seen where the cache was on our previous visit so we knew exactly where to climb and where the holds were. It turned out to be slightly out of RC's reach when standing on the light bit, so I returned to the ground to get him a short stick. Then once we had the cache, we signed the log, took some pictures, and finally returned to the ground.
Phew done it at last. Plus we now have our third DT corner.