/ Winter Climbing conditions in North Wales

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ADuck - on 27 Mar 2013
Any help please!!!! Going up to North Wales Easter weekend. Will the snow be too soft? anyone know where conditions would be best . I'm comfortable grade III leading.
Rstone - on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to ADuck: The snow conditions vary massively but gully's and anything to the lea of east wind will be deeeeeeep
The Ramp and Idwal stream III but do ya self a favour and avoid the hords of numpties in Idwal.
My top tip would be Grugog Gully on Braich ty Du, Nant Francon massive route 600m lots of entertaining ice pitches around 3 some 4 but can be swerved. Head left once above the main difficulties and in the upper snow basin to avoid the deepest snow.
Another great venue is NE face of Foel Goch, Ogwen several top rate grade 3 adventures East Face Route, Curver and Yr Esgair and no crowds.
On Snowdon try Tregalen Couloir III accesed from the watkin path, consolidated and frozen due to being south facing, great route and hardly ever climbed.
ADuck - on 28 Mar 2013
In reply to Rstone: Thanks for all the information. Gonna head up to North Wales tonight and decide over a pint where we are gonna go.
Djhartley - on 28 Mar 2013
In reply to ADuck: Looking at the routes report there is plenty getting done in Cwm Idawl, The Ramp, The Screen, Chicane Gully, Idwal Stream etc.

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