Crib Lem (Winter)** I/II
[The Slab, upper spur, 2 kb]450m. Page 52 of Welsh Winter Climbs.

Ticklists: Britain's winter ridges, Snowdonia Easy Winter Climbs.

Photo: The Slab, upper spur © Tom Hecht
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This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Lots of soft snow made the going slow. Roped up and moved together for most of the route. Turf frozen where exposed or wet, but needs a freeze thaw to consolidate the snow. But then it will be epic!
Karlos - 19/Jan/15 with Harriet

Louvet - 2nd - 18/Jan/15 with Holly, Tarquin

Tarquin - Lead - 18/Jan/15 with Louise

Not too much ice but axe was nessacery, crampons not needed.
adamre12 - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/15 with Chris Nutman

Could've perhaps needed crampons for some sections but overall probably not. Take an ice axe. Was pretty cool!
chris nutman - Solo O/S - Jan/15 with Adam

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jan/14

a couple of inches snow from the access ledge upwards, deep at the top but no need for spikes or axe
maxsmith - Solo - 17/Jan/14

A fair covering in rime and normal ice, more snow the further up the ridge, a couple of tricky steps in the ice. Fun day out!
BStar - Solo - 11/Jan/14

Nick Biven - 2014

Superb alpine day in strong April sunshine. A good mixed route but easy to solo in these conditions and visibilty
Babika - Solo - 06/Apr/13 with Jason Parker and Sue Jackson

Hidden - Solo - 28/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - 26/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/13

Deep unconsolidated snow deposited by strong SE wind. Eventually managed to gain ridge by higher traverse. Isolated feel and a fine adventure.
John Nuttall - Solo - 22/Jan/13

Hidden - Lead - Jan/13

Hidden - 2013

Mike.Kinge - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/12 with Charli, Elwyn

summerse - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/12 with Mike Kinge, Charli Wisbey

mol - Solo - 01/Dec/12 with si hall, Ollie, Si Brown, Jesse

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/12

Hidden - Solo dnf - 27/Jan/12

blizzard and gales forced downclimb.
bradholmes - Solo dnf - 27/Jan/12 with Chris Bonner

Hidden - 2012

A summer 3* classic, Crib Lem spur also makes for a splendid winter ascent. We were the first to break off the Cwm Llafar highway to make tracks up this highly satisfying route today Crampons were put on shortly after gaining the crest of the ridge and back off around 200m below Carnedd Dafydd.
Tom Hecht - 03/Dec/10 with Tom Livingstone

hepitt - Lead - 01/Dec/10 with Dave Pearce

Tom Livingstone - Solo - Dec/10 with Tom Hecht

Smashing ridge, continually interesting and dramatic. Chose a rather odd approach from the right up steep slabs and grass.
farmus21 - Solo - 28/Nov/10 with Ben Allsford

A good afternoons romp. Nice to see the black Ladders too.
AMarchant - Solo - 27/Nov/10 with Ally Hurst

Pat 350 - Solo O/S - 27/Nov/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Nov/10

Hidden - 21/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/10

Templeton Adams - Solo - 20/Feb/10 with Darren H

tom_holdsworth - Solo - 20/Feb/10 with Will Taylor

compact snow covered with fresh powder. some icy patches, white out from about half way.
ross duffield - Solo - 14/Feb/10 with row

Hidden - Solo - 21/Jan/10

Very powdery on the approach, wild on top!
Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/09 with Chris Harding, Wendy Anderson

Hidden - Solo - 30/Dec/08

Hidden - Solo - 31/Oct/08

Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 10/Jan/08 with Chris Harding, Wendy Anderson

Hidden - Solo - 11/Feb/99

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