We debated the stream crossing for Mary Barclay and should we just take bikes but decided how deep could it be – well – too deep and fast – so plan B became Limestone Mountain and the Lime Wedge ridge.
I was expecting more and better trail but okay bits – easy to lose as crossed 3-4 gullies – but easy to get to ridge. Some moderate scrambling on crumbly rock but fun. On top in 1 hour and 40 min.
Descent to the col was back a bit on ridge and then down a left hand gully and then down a ledged face. See pics – about 5 m of moderate on some black rock with good holds.
From col we went around to right on a trail and then up scree and slabs beside a small wall to top of Lime Wedge ridge in about 30 min. good views.
Descent down scree to trees and back right around col. Descend drainage and then cut right at trees at end of wall on the ridge to regain ridge – some trail and cairns.
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