Not many mentions for 2018 so far so here's an up to date summary at start of July, we did this Sunday 1st July.
1) Not sure why the bike stand is where it is, it could easily be another 1.5km or so further on with limited damage if any to the landrover track. The first section after the gate is shady therefore a bug-fest - they are out as soon as you start to lock up your bike !
2) the path up through the ferns is absolutely straightforward, especially in current conditions. My daughter, 11, had forgotten her shoes so went up in crocs. Boy is it cleggy though
3) at the top of the gorge it's very straighforward and you cross over a track then a see steep section up onto the ridge
4) no scrambling required (therefore no bail out path/route)
5) even on the effing top there were bugs, take a midge net and wear long trousers if you want to sit an relax for a while
6) the walk off down the grassy slopes is pretty straightforward but also steep in places, be prepared to use your bum !
That all said, what a fantastic mountain, amazing views and, right now, hardly any bog or puddles to be found, enjoy !
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