I know what you mean! I tried to go diagonally downhill (all fight green is uphill of #16) and got totally stuck in windblow, had to come back out the same way and go round further to the right of the red line.
I also know what you mean about the area being tough for a dodgy back - ouch!
Try being 6ft 4" with a bad back....double ouch!!...actually it was my knee that hurt!!!
Eeee I feel better to have good company for my moan :-). But sorry that you're all a bunch of crocks too! Beccy has decided that we have to instigate a moan-penalty jar. Between the two of us we should have saved up enough for a trip to NZ by the end of the year. (OK OK by the end of the month, I know...) Either that or I am going to be my old shiny happy self instead!
But, yeah, man, that windblow... I did find a route through eventually but it was only for shorta**es and it took forever to find. Bailing out and going around would have been far more sensible.
You should have a laugh at my GPS route and see if you can spot where I ran past my #8 and headed off for 450m along the ride before I turned around and ran all the way back... N U M P T Y
Been there half a dozen times, and the same thing always happens to me too.
Sent the 6-day plannes and Stirlings back to redo it, they came back swearing it was fine.
I just came back swearing.
Mind you, if you navigate carefully from 1-3 and mill around there for over a minute wondering why it has the wrong code, you deserve whatever you get.
I must've been skillful (lucky) in that bit, didn't have any problems getting through ;)
What about the windblown on route to #11 + man eating marsh on route to #5 :-(
Hmm, I was no doubt well offline en route to #11, and the man-eating marsh mustn't have thought I was man enough.