A) Once I can actually go climbing will I want to go digging?
B) I couldn't face visiting in July
I did get in during June with a trowel, and it was very like time-team in that I was dying for a JCB, or at least the fork which I had left at home... Slow going.
This time a coordinated effort between trowel and fork meant many gains were made:
Before and After this visit. It was very productive with all the top edge now exposed and cleaned of loose blocs. There was a large section on the right that I could see had a fracture line and looked loose.. It turned out to be a washing machine size chunk and only pull off-able by people of a size that would preclude an ascent..
The Top Before
The Finished Top. The blig block on the left is level with the top edge. There is then a narrow gully which fans out to a pretty roomy gangway above the main strip
What it looked like before all these shenanigans..
Look mummy! Jugs!
The wall with a scally for scale. The fine spill at the base just needs spreading out and leveling... and about 6 pads popping on it!