200m. III, 4 grade as per the 2011 Ground Up North Wales Winter Climbing Guide

Ticklists: Snowdonia Easy Winter Climbs.

Steveb27 05/Sep Solo
steady 04/Apr Lead

What a beautiful day!!! Rock was wet and slippery and we did it all in boots. Took 12 hours to get up and back to car ... tired but very, very satisfied :)

with Geoff L
ian_v_climber 17/Jan AltLd

Did the Eastern gully approach to the ArÍte. Steep and tricky step around chock stone due to not much build up. Took most of the steep steps on the ridge direct.

with Jordan Jones
robgixer 17/Jan Lead
suds_01 ??/2015 -
Hidden 28/Dec/14 AltLd
wolf.leeb 13/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

with Joe
michaelmurray 13/Dec/14 2nd

Great early winter day out! Started up the West gully then climbed mostly just to the right of the crest. A couple of pitches seemed quite tough so not sure we found the easiest line. Good fun though!

with James
ben.richards 25/Jul/14 Solo
Half Pint Lizz 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Moved together

with Helen King
Hidden 03/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Jonny Nick 04/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

No axes used but bloody iffy climbing under snow and gopping wet rock. Found tricky for the grade.

with eleytim
Hidden 04/Jan/14 AltLd β
JamesM 12/Oct/13 Solo O/S

Very windy & greasy, glad I had some nuts and sling to place above me and move up..

hairy51 ?/Jun/13 -
with Joe Andrews, Ben Axford
bowls 03/Apr/13 AltLd

Some hard sections, esp the crux where unlike in summer we went right rather than left - not the best belay in the world!

Hidden 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Katherine Ross 02/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Quite icy in places so crampons required, but not axes. Great situation!

james chesmer 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Neil D 01/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Led all with Gemma and Harriet. Not really winter, done without crampons on and only occasional axes. Good snow once the climbing was over up to summit of Snowdon.

Hidden 02/Feb/12 2nd β
Hidden 28/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden 28/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden ??/2012 -
Scramblemad ??/2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Dec/11 AltLd
Andy_B39 10/Dec/11 Solo O/S

Simul-soloed. Suprisingly good winter condition- turf well frozen and snow was nice and consolidated for most of the route.

with Sam Tolhurst, James Davidson
Hidden ?/Dec/10 Solo
Ashley Hold ?/Dec/10 Solo
Glyn 28/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

snow was unconsolidated and turf was frozen. Defiantly more winter than summer!

with Lawrence
MontyH 03/Jul/10 -
with Pete Frost and Paul Milton
MikeLell 01/Mar/10 Solo O/S

Great route with some interesting mixed moves. Hard steep middle section which took a while to figure out after trying two other possible lines and wussing out.

masa-alpin 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Climbed on 10 to 20cm of fresh snow and some verglas. After West gully (P1: lead by Luke), climbed the arete directly; I lead P2(20m), P3(20m), P5(40m), while Luke lead P4(10m) and P6(45m), before scrambling up. P1 (tech-grade 3, according to the definitive guidebook) was definitely easier than any of P2, P3, P5, where I used all sorts of torquing including tin-opner moves, move after move. Overall IV 5? Possibly we should have taken more right of the arete, as the guidebook suggests, to get the described grade? It was a good fun, though!

with P Luke
lucasp 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Found this pretty hard for the grade, more like a IV but went pretty direct up the centre. Think we should have been more on the right of the arete.

tom_holdsworth 19/Feb/10 2nd
with Mike Kennedy
rob k 06/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with H Griffin
Hidden ?/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden 23/Jan/10 -
matt0759 23/Jan/10 AltLd
with JamesA
TerryB 19/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Mark F
KerryClimbing ?/Mar/09 Lead
kenneM ?/Feb/09 Lead

Climbed with Moony the same weekend that I climbed Ice Gully on Black Ladders (dates are approx.)

with Moony
mickd ??/2009 -
andy tetsill 30/Dec/08 Solo
Mike Parker 06/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with James Ayre
The Bad Cough 02/Dec/08 Solo O/S
dansmonkeytroubles ?/Nov/08 2nd rpt
with Joe Harris
Nicholas Livesey 23/Aug/08 Lead
with Jim Hobson
Mat J ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Jonah
Big Lee 05/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

Awesome winter route. Felt like a solid III. Gained the Arete via the Western Gully. Got stuck under the boulder at the top and had to remove my pack to get through. Didn't use my axes much. Good protection all the way. Started late and didn't arrive back at the CIC hut until 10.30pm.

with Conrad Bower
Hidden ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
steven 16/Sep/05 Solo
adi bryant ?/Feb/05 Solo
Sean Kelly ?/Feb/95 Solo

Climbed midweek when it was quiet and perfect snow conditions. Needed care at the short corner in double boots! Climbed Direct start with Bob Anderson & Martin Mandel in the 80's. Mostly powder & verglas!

Nick Biven 21/Mar/87 Solo
with Keith Fleming
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