Surface - Rope carry to Homecoming + Trial walk from Garlic Cave to Car Park on painted track
After more faff from Chi, we set off about 10AM to carry gear and check out the route to Homecoming. Fishface to Homecoming was well cairned and fairly straightforward to follow.
Gear ledt at Homecoming entrance:
Ropes: 73m, 95m, 80m, 14m, 9m, 26m, 90m, 21m (handline only, old), ~70m, @20m (~500m total!)
83 hangers, most with maillons
Then tried the painted track back to car park from Garlic Cave. Track was very easy to find from Homecoming. About an hour and a half from the plateau followed by treacherous cliff traversing - would be very unsafe with a heavy bag/in bad weather. Around halfwat becomes quite pleasant, 3h30m from Homecoming with empty bags. Route very hilly. Heavy carry with bagsfrom car park to Garlic cave likely to be at least 5 hours. Everyone agreed path unsuitable as route to Garlic Cave - takes longer and more dangerous than going via top camp.