Winter version of the summer scramble classic

Ticklists: Snowdonia Easy Winter Climbs.

Hidden 16/May AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Feb Lead
cubehead 08/Feb Solo

Gully moves were awkward due to thin ice and poorly consolidated snow. Upper section of ridge was fantastic - very alpine.

Hidden 08/Feb 2nd
Hidden 08/Feb Lead O/S
Roger Cruse 06/Feb Solo O/S
with Mike Nolan
mrginna 05/Feb Solo O/S
with Helen Rudkin
Hidden 01/Feb -
Hidden 01/Feb Lead G/U
Louvet 01/Feb -
with Tarquin
Hidden 24/Jan Solo rpt
cragtyke 22/Jan -

Little Ice, lots of powder made it tough. Soloed after the chimney.

with Ross
Deezel65 22/Jan AltLd O/S

No ice, very powdery snow- roped up for the chimney and climbed up the side of the snow gully rather than in it due to conditions which spiced up the route considerably! Great weather gave us stunning views though

neal 20/Jan Solo

Some ice at the start of gully, then mostly powder. Turf high in the gully seemed frozen (where exposed).

Hidden 19/Jan Solo
ian_v_climber 18/Jan Solo

Full winter conditions today and well worth the II grade it's given. Great route

Hidden 18/Jan Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Jan Solo
Maywood96 03/Jan Solo
bullwinkle 03/Jan Solo O/S
PeteMc 29/Dec/14 Solo
tom0french 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
morgan91 28/Dec/14 Solo
wspinacz32 28/Dec/14 Lead
with Karolina
Hidden 28/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
adamre12 14/Dec/14 Solo O/S

My first winter route. Raining and windy, not much snow or ice. Great fun.

max_dickens 14/Dec/14 Solo O/S
JamesWilliams 14/Dec/14 Solo
stratandrew 13/Dec/14 Solo

Tricky conditions. used one mountaineering axe and walking crampons - would have been a bit easier with a pair of axes!

with KMC Group
spearing05 13/Dec/14 -

Andrew led one pitch up the approach gully, turf not frozen but plenty of rock for hooking with the single walking axes we carried. Rest of the ridge was moving together with the occasional tricky step protected with the rope around a convenient spike or an axe handle wedged in a crack.

with Andrew
Hidden 13/Dec/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 12/Jul/14 Solo
Will Jerram 27/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/14 Solo
Hidden 01/Mar/14 -
splat2million 22/Feb/14 Solo

Firm snow, didn't use crampons as kicking steps easier.

tomdadom 17/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

wet slush

ElliotHale 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S
iskra2000 16/Feb/14 Solo
with Clare Downie
Purely 07/Feb/14 -

Pitched the first chimney. Moved together the rest of the way.

with Mat Adams
Hidden 29/Jan/14 Lead
homing-penguin 27/Jan/14 AltLd dnf

Hailstrom, poor snow conditions, serious wind and poor visibility forced our retreat from around halfway

with fitzy
Hidden 02/Jan/14 Solo O/S
Nick Biven ??/2014 -
Will Mortimer ??/2014 -
with Chris Wildblood, Jack J Keogan, Chris Joyce
gazj1986 29/Dec/13 -
Jenny Hall 06/Oct/13 Solo O/S
Bearded Dove 25/Aug/13 Solo
Bearded Dove 22/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 08/May/13 Solo
snafu64 27/Apr/13 Solo O/S

a lot of ice and snow

Prof. Outdoors 06/Apr/13 Solo

Approach chimney was excellent. Good climbing on iced up holds.

Hidden 03/Apr/13 -
shed_hed 01/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Gareth T 31/Mar/13 Solo
with Tim Popplestone
Matt250 31/Mar/13 -
ladymuck 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/13 Solo
lewk_c 28/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/13 Solo O/S
BnB 12/Mar/13 AltLd

Just a dusting of powder and a little bit of ice in the gullies... more ice on the descent in fact.

Hidden 09/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Solo
Mattlloyd10 ?/Mar/13 Lead rpt
Felix Ottey 23/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/13 Solo
jezzeroo 21/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Chri Skerratt, mark mason
Latecomer 16/Feb/13 -

deep snow and heavy fog (low cloud). epic.

kim.mulji 11/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Walked up from Ogwen cottage. Got a bit lost finding the cwm below Tryfan, and ended up going up to the south summit, and having to traverse around, in deep now! Not sure we found the right way up the ridge at the start - kept right of the wall, and had two pitches of powder-snow covered grooves, where it was hard to find a hold, although protection could be found! Easier ground above, and then found a large drop - down-climbed, and traversed around, then up, through deep, tiring, unconsolidated snow! Gained ridge in a white-out, and followed GPS (compass was playing up!) to miner's track (though the path is not quite the same as on the OS 1:25,000! Descended on the east side of Tryfan, and had a long walk back to the car at Ogwen Cottage! Felt very hard for the grade in these conditions!

Lukasz Bulawa 09/Feb/13 -
sheelba 26/Jan/13 Solo
TCarrick 24/Jan/13 Solo
Webster 24/Jan/13 Solo O/S

one axe, barely used. took the chimney to the left of the main chimney start as there was a queue. great fun winter scramble

Hidden 24/Jan/13 Solo O/S
BenRyle 24/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Avoided some of the last parts as so not to be late for work, not in very good condition anyway. Had mini epic on variant start, good times.

with Steve S
Dan Lane 21/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Pitched the initial gully then moved together for most of the rest of the route. Lots of soft and fluffy powder but an amazing day, no wind and barely a cloud!

markriddington 20/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Richard Crompton, Beth Bennett
flying el burro 20/Jan/13 2nd
Dafydd Llywelyn 19/Jan/13 AltLd
Jonny Nick 19/Jan/13 -

First proper winter climb, pretty epic.

with eleytim
Hidden 19/Jan/13 -
10029759 18/Jan/13 Lead O/S
John Nuttall 15/Jan/13 Solo
alooker ?/Jan/13 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
cymjt ??/2013 -
hairy51 ??/2013 -
10029759 ??/2013 -
Hidden 08/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
Tristan101 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S
georgedunton 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Double Knee Bar 08/Dec/12 Solo rpt

Alpine style

Stopsy 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S
with Tristan
Hidden 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Tristan101 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S
ianstevens 02/Dec/12 Solo O/S
ChalkBall 02/Dec/12 Solo O/S

Getting into good nick. Riming towards the top but lower down mostly just consolidated snowy bits.

with David Hunnisett
TomMorgan 02/Dec/12 Solo O/S
JasonV 01/Dec/12 Solo

quite a bit of snow but ice not very consolidated

Hidden 01/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Solo
wynniemandela ?/Dec/12 2nd
with Rich Jones
Blurgy319 30/Nov/12 Solo

Didn't start off til 7pm as we only decided as work was ending to pop across, good choice!

HIGHTOWER 29/Nov/12 Solo
Hidden 03/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Solo O/S
alice fuller ?/Aug/12 -
with reuben, Dan
Hidden 04/Mar/12 Solo
Frank Blakeley 04/Mar/12 Solo
with Si
tom_holdsworth 05/Feb/12 AltLd
with Chris Postlethwaite
Blurgy319 04/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Easy yet interesting climbing, pitched the steep sections

with Lee Wales
Cardi 04/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Great fun

with Tom R
Nordic 04/Feb/12 -
with Tom Morris, Vicki Cox
Hidden 04/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 03/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Tom Hecht 03/Feb/12 -
with Iona Pawson, Lotte Stuer
Hidden 23/Jan/12 Solo rpt
paulharmer 02/Jan/12 2nd
with David Hale, Vernon Bayliss
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
wendys ??/2012 -
matt0759 10/Dec/11 Solo
with JamesA
Hidden 10/Dec/11 -
Jaime Mitchell 06/Dec/11 2nd O/S
Jaime Mitchell 06/Dec/11 -
mr mills 02/Jun/11 Solo rpt
jshields 03/Jan/11 Solo
Roch 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Solid neve in the gullies, with powder and some verglass on the rock steps.

with MRT
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
Hidden 22/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Matt1234 12/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Zoomer 11/Dec/10 Solo

Slushy snow in the approach gully, good wet 'climbing' further up. Lots f snow on top of Glyder Fach.

gingergeorge 11/Dec/10 Solo
kel1989 09/Dec/10 Solo O/S

alpine style

with Adam King, Tom Allan, Joe Lewis
Tom Hecht 05/Dec/10 -

A tiring yet satisfying ascent - Sinister Gully midway traverse provided the greatest obstacle as well as being chocker with powder (above waist deep now) Splendid setting and excellent to combine with Tryfan North Ridge.

Pat 350 03/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Nov/10 Solo rpt
stuart34 27/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Simulclimbed after the gully

Hidden 27/Nov/10 Lead O/S
texuspete 21/Nov/10 Solo O/S
LeeJWC ?/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
with Joel Chidley
andy dunn 04/Apr/10 Solo

Nicely snowwed up though mostly powder - no real need for crampons at the time of climbing - an axe may also have been useful if only to clear away snow and ice in search of the next hold.

with J
rob k 03/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with H Griffin
no_more_scotch_eggs 14/Mar/10 -

excellent route, never hard but absorbing

with tamsin
tonymw 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S

Deep snow to Sinister Gully and to ridge. Top wall of Sinister Gully wet but mainly clear of ice. A few tricky exposed moves in winter conditions made for a stunning days climbing.

with Richard Carratu
TGreen 27/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with Martin G
Hidden 21/Feb/10 Solo
rocket 17/Feb/10 Solo
ross duffield 13/Feb/10 Solo

awkward step down to gap

with row
Hidden ?/Feb/10 -
Nicholas Livesey 24/Jan/10 AltLd

In surprisingly good condition.

with Gavin Diegnan, Jeff Smith
Hidden 24/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
edinbed 17/Jan/10 Solo
stev1e.wilso 08/Jan/10 Solo
with Tom
Sean Kelly ?/Jan/10 -

Hard conditions because of deep unconsolidated powder, falling snow, -6c and 45mph winds! Eyelids froze up!

with Mark Torrance
wolf.leeb ??/2009 Solo rpt
wolf.leeb ??/2008 Solo O/S
Big Lee 04/Mar/06 Solo O/S
with Dan O'Brien, Tim Howarth, Conrad Bower, Mike Reading
finter22 10/Jan/06 Solo

Winter scramble with the IBFC crew

lost.arrow 28/Dec/05 -
Hidden 09/Apr/05 Solo
size9hex ?/Mar/05 Solo O/S
Rich Kay ?/Feb/01 Solo
lost.arrow 09/Jan/00 -
Jacob Ram 19/Jan/98 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/92 Solo O/S
teespaddler ?/Jan/90 AltLd
with Mercian MC Partners uncertain
Hidden ??/1990 Solo
Iain Thow 25/Jan/86 Solo

Icy low down & powder on pinnacles. Andy's first time on the hill in winter.

with Andy Knowlman, Mike Smith, Bob Lister
Hidden 22/Jan/83 Solo
Simon cook ?/Mar/77 -
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