/ New to UK. Snowdonia
Any sugestions on :
Good easy routes that take rock pro in the winter.
Good guide books.
Snowdonia area shops where ice tools and crampons can be rented.
Transportation ideas from london.
I would take a flight to Scotland unless you like climbing in the rain!
I don't believe there is anything anywhere near in condition in Snowdonia at the moment.
If you do come up from London in the future and you are not driving, the train from Euston goes up to Llandudno Junction, you can then get the train from there to Betws Y Coed, where you would probably stay (or somewhere near) and get a taxi or a bus to the main areas of Snowdonia and other accomodation.
Plas Y Brenin may hire kit 01690 720214 is the stores number.
They want to use rock, not ice pro, so want it in summer condition...
It's fairly likely to be raining - there are some really excellent scrambles where you could climb together, rather than climbing in pitches, which might be better?
You might be able to get a lift from London - are you living in London longer term? Have you contacted any of the London clubs?
So why does he want to hire Ice axes and crampons?
In reply to the OP.
North Wales Classics is a good pocket sized guidebook that contains 46 winter routes as well as loads of other summer routes.
If you want a guidebook just for Wales winter climbs - get Welsh Winter Climbs or the Ground Up North Wales Winter climbs.
You will see a welsh winter conditions thread somewhere on the forum - when things are in condition this will be near the top. Until then look at options in Scotland or Europe.
Snowdonia is not relieable for winter conditions at any time of year. If you want good winter conditions in N Wales then you have to get up there when they exist probably taking time off work.
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