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Terrain / Difficulty Challenges

There are many challenges based around aspects of the terrain / difficulty grid. For some a quick look at your statistics tab in your profile is sufficent to see whether you qualify or not. However, some have additional requirements which means you need to list out your qualifying caches. This page is specifically for such caches. However, I do list all challenge caches I'm aware of that are based on the T/D grid.

For those challenges that further restrict, whether by cache type, size or location, see below for further information.

As of Sunday 22nd July 2012 I have completed the whole grid for the first time.
As of Thursday 5th September 2013 I have completed the whole grid for the second time.
As of Wednesday 19th February 2014 I have completed the whole grid using only traditional caches.
As of Thursday 3rd April 2014 I have completed the whole grid for the third time.
As of Wednesday 14th May 2014 I have completed the whole grid for the fourth time.
As of Tuesday 17th June 2014 11:00 I have completed the whole grid for the fifth time.
As of Tuesday 17th June 2014 18:30 I have completed the whole grid using only non-traditional caches.
As of Friday 4th July 2014 I have completed the whole grid using only unknown caches. However, a cache owner (who shall remain nameless, to protect the guilty), some weeks later, changed a terrain rating and a gap appeared. At the time it was the only such combination in the UK but two new caches have subsequently appeared and, on 18/03/2015, I plugged the gap again.
As of Thursday 12th February 2015 10:00 I have completed the whole grid using only small caches.
As of Thursday 12th February 2015 10:40 I have completed the whole grid for the sixth time.
As of Wednesday 17th June 2015 I have completed the whole grid for the seventh time.
As of Thursday 25th June 2015 09:15 I have completed the whole grid for the eighth time.
As of Thursday 25th June 2015 11:25 I have completed the whole grid using only micro caches.
As of Wednesday 19th August 2015 I have completed the whole grid for the ninth time.
As of Thursday 31st March 2016 I have completed the whole grid using only regular caches.
As of Friday 2nd December 2016 I have completed the whole grid using only multi caches.
As of Tuesday 6th December 2016 I have completed the whole grid for the tenth time.
As of Wednesday 7th June 2017 I have completed the whole grid for the 11th & 12th times.
And of the same date I also have completed the whole grid using only other caches.

In no particular order:-


Mole's SOS - Gridlocked Challenge Cache - W.Kent

Finds have to be after 1st June 2009. When I found it on 29th March 2011 I had three columns complete:-

Terrain 1.5

Diff Log entry Cache name
1.0 30/10/2009 View Church Micro 116...Fairseat
1.5 10/20/2010 View Church Micro 109...Langrish
2.0 04/04/2010 View Church Micro 968...Hadleigh
2.5 08/05/2010 View Church Micro 1113...Compton
3.0 13/12/2009 View Church Micro 244...Surbiton
3.5 29/06/2010 View Church Micro 320... Cold Norton
4.0 09/11/2009 View Double Entendre
4.5 17/12/2010 View Terse Puzzle 9: Drop two and plunge into chaos
5.0 06/12/2009 View A mega-puzzle of many parts

Terrain 2.0

Diff Log entry Cache name
1.0 09/10/2010 View Church Micro 281...Ospringe
1.5 24/01/2010 View Church Micro 938...Pirbright
2.0 13/02/2010 View Church Micro 1,000...Wherigo to Church
2.5 19/06/2010 View Church Micro 1234....Reigate St Marks
3.0 23/11/2010 View Church Micro 1320...Compton - Watts Chapel
3.5 08/01/2011 View Screen Stars Puzzle Circuit #8
4.0 23/11/2010 View Church Micro 1445...Chiddingfold-Fourth Church
4.5 29/03/2011 View The Calendar Challenge
5.0 06/12/2009 View My last puzzle

Terrain 2.5

Diff Log entry Cache name
1.0 29/06/2010 View Rings of 3: Church Micro 820 - East Hanningfield
1.5 17/03/2010 View Church Micro 138 - High Halden
2.0 10/03/2010 View Church Micro 136 - Stone-in-Oxney
2.5 09/10/2010 View Church Micro 913...Doddington
3.0 30/10/2009 View Church Micro 828...Snodland
3.5 06/02/2010 View Look Back - F&Ws Puzzle Cache Circuit 1:4
4.0 29/10/2010 View Cricket Clubs in Surrey #3
4.5 07/11/2009 View Can you chase the train of thought?
5.0 22/02/2011 View High or Low...?

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Bingo Cache - CHALLENGE!!!

Finds have to be after 8th February 2010. When I found it on 29th February 2012 I had:-

Terrain 2.0

  Diff Log entry Cache name
1.0 30/11/2011 View A Partridge in a Pear Tree
1.5 05/10/2011 View Flatcoat Favourite Walks - Cowdray Forest
2.0 06/07/2010 View LQ:DERBYSHIRE - Riber View
2.5 14/03/2010 View The Eccleshall Tour
3.0 21/12/2010 View Screen Stars Puzzle Circuit #1
3.5 23/02/2012 View Unbaked
4.0 27/10/2010 View Westhumble Semiotic Resuscitator Cache
4.5 10/04/2011 View Yogi's Pic-A-Nic Basket
5.0 27/04/2011 View Sacrovertebral Angle

I also had the 1.5 terrain column.

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Gridlocked - Capital Style

Finds have to be after 1st April 2009. At the time I came across the chalenge I could offer this diagonal:-

  Diff Terr Log entry Cache name
1.0 1.0 02/07/2010 View Church Micro 1231 Chelsfield Kent
1.5 1.5 07/12/2011 View Church Micro 1818: St Paul's URC G-End "Good God"
2.0 2.0 13/02/2010 View Church Micro 1,000...Wherigo to Church
2.5 2.5 28/06/2011 View Church Micro 1918 - Bere Regis
3.0 3.0 21/10/2011 View The First in Wales
3.5 3.5 21/02/2010 View G2HX2 (Guildford to Horsham Extreme 2)
4.0 4.0 28/07/2011 View Subterranean Homesick Blues - Rattus Norvegicus
4.5 4.5 27/11/2011 View Subterranean Homesick Blues - Rat Up a Drain Pipe
5.0 5.0 21/02/2010 View G2HX1 (Guildford to Horsham Extreme 1)

Plus other various rows and columns but couldn't be bothered listing them all.
By the time I got around to finding it on 5th December 2013, I had completed the whole grid.

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Iconoclastic Bingo Challenge

For this one, traditional caches are not allowed. At the time the cache was published I had these lines complete:-

See here for the current situation.

Of these, here is the diagonal (twice) in more detail:-

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Diff Terr   Log entry Cache name
1.0 1.0 31/07/2011 View Mega Wales 2011 (The UK's 4th Mega Event)
15/11/2011 View Mole says "Stick 'em up!"
1.5 1.5 04/02/2012 View Furzefield Woods Clean up
10/10/2010 View 10-10-10 10:10:10 Esscafe's Cup of Coffee!
2.0 2.0 18/01/2011 View Church Micro 1511...Northchapel (A true Letterbox)
13/02/2010 View Church Micro 1,000...Wherigo to Church
2.5 2.5 05/07/2009 View Hadleigh Chalk Exposure
08/11/2012 View The Challenge Cache Challenge : Brass
3.0 3.0 01/04/2009 View The Lovelace Bridges
24/11/2011 View Eine Kleine Nachtfrolik
3.5 3.5 29/02/2012 View The Devil's Porridge
17/08/2008 View CP #4: One Time Pad
4.0 4.0 15/04/2008 View Eloise
30/11/2011 View from dusk til dawn
4.5 4.5 17/02/2008 View The Pitch Series: Pitcher Amphora (Surrey Hills)
31/07/2010 View Have you lost 'ur bottle Jack ?
5.0 5.0 26/03/2007 View THE BEAST 666
27/12/2011 View LQ:FINAL - Little Quest Challenge

Found 17th July 2012.

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Cornered

Physical caches only - they must contain a logbook. Virtual, webcam, Earth Caches and event caches do not qualify.

Diff Terr   Log entry Cache name
1.0 1.0 28/06/2011 View Church Micro 763, St. Mary's, Sturminster Newton
1.0 5.0 22/07/2012 View Swing Lower (Historic Site)
5.0 1.0 22/07/2012 View Cuckoo Cache (could be anywhere)
5.0 5.0 31/07/2007 View A Herculean Challenge

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Sophie's Geocaching Challenge

Caches must be found on or after 30th March 2011. The caches must be physical caches that you have found and signed the log book (virtual, Earthcache, webcam and event caches do not count).

As of late 2011 I had a column for 2.5 difficulty:-

  Terr Log entry Cache name
1.0 18/10/2011 View Church Micro 1255...Hitchin
1.5 31/07/2011 View Church Micro #1514."Young Ellie's Village"
2.0 14/09/2011 View Church Micro 2049... Goring United Reformed Church
2.5 01/08/2011 View G001 Church Micro 565 Alveston - St Helens Church
3.0 30/08/2011 View Church Micro 1537 - St Helen's Santon
3.5 05/05/2011 View The ????? I
4.0 10/04/2011 View Funny Money
4.5 24/05/2011 View Al 7365's TB & Geocoin Prison (2)
5.0 08/11/2011 View Al 7365's TB & Geocoin Prison (5)

By the time I got around to finding the cache I had the whole grid.

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Terrain / Difficulty grid - The exotic versions

Note: For technical reasons these are all separate pages.
1) The data in the page is very large.
2) It makes it easier to maintain.
3) The stylesheet requirements are different.
4) The javascript doesn't work properly if there is more than one grid per page.

Challenges that require a proportion of the grid be completed using only specified types or combintions of type.

Only Traditionals

No Traditionals

Only Unknowns

Only Multis

Only Letterboxes

Only Wherigos

"Ethereal" (Virtual, Earthcache and WebCam)

Only Earthcaches

Challenges that require a proportion of the grid be completed using only specified sizes.

Only Micros

Only Smalls

Only Regulars

Only Larges

Only Others

Only Not Chosen

Challenges that require a proportion of the grid be completed using only caches found in a specified location.

Non-English

Non-United Kingdom

Anything else.

Church Micros

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