Snowdon Horseshoe (Winter)*** I
[Snowdon Horseshoe, January 2013, Crib Goch towards Snowdon, 1 kb]The Horseshoe in winter conditions!

Ticklists: Britain's winter ridges, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, Snowdonia Easy Winter Climbs.

Photo: Snowdon Horseshoe, January 2013, Crib Goch towards Snowdon © Dan724
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Beautiful clear day, although cloud on Crib y driscall and Snowdon. Powdery snow. Started on Crib Gogh North Ridge
ankyo - Solo - 29/Dec/14

Not particularly wintery (didn't have to get the crampons out) but a few snow patches to tackle and needed the axe once or twice. Great day out in 'Alpine' conditions!
David Kay - 01/Mar/14 with Moritz Lesserman

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/14

oglyndwr - Mar/14

Moved together alpine style along the Crib Goch / Crib y Ddysgl for extra security in high winds. Loaded Gullys, Cornices, funneled wind of 65mph+, white out conditions, epic long day out
BStar - AltLd - 22/Feb/14 with Will Dean

moved together with Adam, alternating leads. Snow improved with ascent. Only patches on Lliwedd. High winds made it interesting on those flat sections where the knife-edge disappears. You may call it 'crawling', I call it 'freestyle'. Claimed as onsight because it's my first time in winter
wjcdean - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Adam Bird

oldmanofmow - 2014

Nick Biven - 2014

Snow, hoar and icy rocks on Grib Goch and up on Snowdon, not much at the level of Lliwedd though.
TobyA - Solo - 29/Dec/13

Slight rain at the car park, snow and ice on Crib Goch and fair amount of snow on Snowdon.
dtbrad - 29/Dec/13 with Jon 'The Bull' Morton, Oliver 'Pinkus' Marcs, Dave 'Chod' Chesson, Joe 'killer' Strutt, Wayne 'Crag Rat' Martucci, Andy Harris

Dingchav - 29/Dec/13 with Wayne martucci, Joe Strutt, dtbrad

wayne martucci - 29/Dec/13 with andy

Joe Strutt - 29/Dec/13 with dtbrad

Completed in under 5hours, just, lovely day!
Ceridwen - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/13

Harry's second route. Really great day. He performed admirably. He was unfazed by the exposure.
davidbird63 - Solo - 24/Nov/13 with Harry Bird

Yet another perfect alpine day! worth the 3.30 am start for a one day raid.
Caralynh - Solo - 06/Apr/13 with Jez Hadall

Superb - even got a sun tan.
JasonV - Solo - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - Solo - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - 06/Apr/13

Unreal! Perfect Alpine conditions.
NickNixon - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/13

yelotango - Apr/13

Jayzen - 31/Mar/13 with Paul Hardy

Felt very Alpine, especially with the weather. Good day out.
shed_hed - Solo - 31/Mar/13

Alpine day, sunburned face. Thick ice crust on Lliwedd Bach
Mayaculpa - Solo - 31/Mar/13 with Jason

Greatest day!
S1LL - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/13

jayyaj - Solo - Mar/13 with Mike Unwin

Hidden - 16/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/13

Excellent conditions. Waist deep snow at times, otherwise generally about 6 inches of powder on summits and a decent cover down to 600m.
Dan724 - Solo - 15/Jan/13 with Dan Jones

Superb day, great views, great route, nice pics! Lliwedd a bit of a slog!
Danjones - 15/Jan/13 with Dan Hale

Hidden - 2013

Can't really remember the first time I did this!
Pete_Frost - 2013

Hidden - 2nd - 2013

cymjt - 2013

Hidden - Solo - 03/Dec/12

r.greaves - 01/Dec/12 with bob ellis

Hidden - Solo - 30/Nov/12

Hidden - 09/Feb/12

BenRyle - 03/Feb/12

Perfect winter conditions
mullermn - Solo β - 28/Jan/12 with Ben Oliver, Andrew B, Luke Vincent, Kylie Richards

Tom Hecht - 28/Jan/12 with Lotte Stuer

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

Darkskys - 2012

Found this extremely hard./ Fitness levels not good.
PaulR1964 - 22/Jan/11 with SMT

Rick Ashton - Solo - 08/Jan/11

Adi Hooper - Solo - 02/Jan/11

JamesM - 2011

fattylee - 2011

oliverk - 2011

Luke Brooks - Solo - 2011

Hard work, lots of powder. Broke trail all the way from first lake to Snowdon. Brilliant day
Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 19/Dec/10 with Steve Sharland

johnwoo - Dec/10

twem - Solo - 08/Mar/10 with Andy Harbach

Mayaculpa - 07/Mar/10

lithos - 2010

Mr Fuller - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/09 with Joe Barker

victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Jon

Theeni - Solo - 30/Nov/08 with Matt Kemp

Hidden - Solo - Jan/08

tombeasley - Dec/07

This was the first time, a while back. Winter is coming. . . :)
Gadgeteer - Jan/07

Hidden - Solo - 05/Mar/06

Hidden - 16/Apr/05

industrialiceman - 19/Dec/04

tom_holdsworth - Solo - 06/Jan/03 with Will Taylor

alan moore - 2000

Pete Pozman - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/86 with John Byrne

Leicester Poly MC trip
Yourlead - Solo - Jan/85 with John Sellers

Lots of snow above 1500ft
Iain Thow - Solo - 09/Apr/83

Hidden - Solo - Jan/78

crowberry gully - Solo - 02/Mar/74 with John Willson

Sean Kelly - 25/Dec/69 with Dick Curtis

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