/ Pen y Fan conditions?
I was hoping todo some winter walking tomorrow but from rainfall radars it seems that it's been pretty dry there today
I was up there this afternoon. The freezing level was at about 650m and although the tops are rimmed up there was no snow (well, very light flurries). Quite disappointing as yesterday's Mountain Forecast stated possibility of significant accumulations.
Im up there tomor. Ill post some details when i get back
I wouldn't worry about that.
What gully was that?
Things were looking very lean this morn.
Hopefully a descent fall next week will improve things.
Just back from a brilliant day on Torpantu, low down was a bit thin but the main fall was in good shape, used snow chains to access the car park from talybont and wouldn't have been able to get up without them
We also had a blast on Torpantau. First pitch needed a bit more of a freeze. We came in from Talybont and parked at the bottom car park using a 4x4 and it was ok.
Would have bumped into you both there, my climbing partner and I were there too. We parked in the bottom carpark having approached from Talybont and put snow chains on for the last 3 miles as the road was just a sheet of ice.
Anybody know what the gullies are like at the minute?
Probably full of fresh snow. Best avoided!
Probably so. A man can hope though!
Climbing at Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Craig y Fro on Wednesday: http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/01/ice-climbing-craig-cerriggleisiad-craig-fro
Is Pen Y Fan, Cribyn etc still likely to be nice and white on Sunday. Wouldn't mind taking a trip for purely photographic reasons - as long as it looks pretty, I'll be happy!
Additionally, what's the road conditions like up to the Upper Neuadd?
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