/ Cwm Lloer tomorrow?
I took a couple of mates up right hand Y gully 2 years ago, both had minimal experience at the time but thoroughly enjoyed it. Heres a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7ha1Ozr8Sc
You could then descend the climbers path which in snow is a grade 1 and then try the left hand variant or Broad Gully.
Generally gullies aren't a great idea this early in the season - you want the snow to consolidate into something firm. A better bet is probably a wintry ridge; Bristly Ridge, Y Gribin (Snowdon or Glyderau), Seniors Ridge, Daear Ddu, etc all provide entertainment in these sorts of conditions.
I soloed Broad Gully a few years ago when it was thin and all hard neve, whilst it was undoubtedly a great route in condition I found it pretty scary and very tiring! Compared to say easier gullies such as No 3 and Gardyloo on Ben Nevis, I found it more intimidating.. Maybe that was just my perception though(it didn't help that someone had died the day before on the easier gully to the left of it)... But I remember having no where on it I could rest and it was very committing (no easy escape), and tiring too!
However like I say, this could just be my perception and the fact I was soloing...
> The video I posted was taken on the same day that the guy died in Hourglass gully. We had just completed left hand y gully and were about to start Broad Gully when MRT were on the scene. Not pleasant and very very thought provoking. Stay safe guys.
Did Y Gully right hand and Broad Gully; both were good. Snow was fairly deep and hard. Broad gully was especially good fun!
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