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[Left-Hand Trinity, March 2006, 2 kb]A good, long snow route that gives a classic winter-outing 1) 1, 100m. Climb the easy snow-ramp to the snow patch called The Spider 2) 1, 60m. Follow the icy gully leftwards to gain The Fly 3) 2, 50m. Exit The Fly by the gully at its apex 4) 1, 110m. Follow the easy snow slope to finish just left of the summit. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Cold Climbs, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist.

Photo: Left-Hand Trinity, March 2006 © caradoc
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This climb is in 114 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Very Sugary and soft not in the best condition
hamishjfk - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/13

Route not fully in condition, lots of snow but only partially consolidated and at high level, a thin icy crust over loose powder.
richard s - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/13

with Austin caulfield
winter hill1 - Solo - Apr/13

shed_hed - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/13

Roger Cruse - Solo O/S - 04/Mar/13 with Kris

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo - 02/Mar/13

Pitched an ice smear variation below the fly
suffolknick - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with clams

Done with Cally as her first 'real' winter climb. Snow a bit soft and crusty but complete.
Dark Peak Paul - Lead - 24/Feb/13

Darrell Read - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Robbie King, Alistair Everett

Pitched straight to the summit. 6 pitches. Lean but nice, and excellent snow.
Strachan - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/13

robbiek - AltLd - 23/Feb/13 with Alistair Everett, Darrell Read

ElvisLeg - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/13 with Sally

A Crook - Solo O/S - 21/Feb/13 with Simon Frost

frost - Solo - 21/Feb/13 with Adam

Bit thin at the start, a few "interesting" mixed moves and then the snow was a bit sugary to the top.
Pete_Frost - Solo - 17/Feb/13

Did iced-up slab as introductory pitch at about III
clams - Lead - Feb/13 with NB

jjridley - Jan/13

bags - 2nd - Jan/13

Gerallt Owain - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo - 13/Dec/12

Superb neve on a superb crispy sunny day that you don't find often in Snowdonia.
Skinny Kin - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/12 with Rod White

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Dec/12

Ace, bomber neve all the way. I led pitch 1 and 3, we then moved together above that. In hindsight the whole route was more than soloable but we were expecting it to be a little trickier than usual due to the thaw over the weekend.
Dan Lane - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/12 with Mark Ward

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Dec/12

Matt Harmon - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/12 with Pete Briggs, Fran, Stefie Cray

Awesome fist winter climb. Solo'd with Pete, Fresher and Stephie
franhammond92 - Solo - 08/Dec/12

pete1993 - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/12 with stefie, matt harmon, Fran

stefie c - Solo - 08/Dec/12 with Fran, Pete Briggs, Matt Harmon

First winter climb, moved together.
Tom Seccombe - AltLd O/S - 03/Dec/12 with tim exley

Late start so headed for the Trinity Face. Slush turned to surprisingly firm snow on the plod up to the Spider. Paul, Ken and Ben went up Central, which was not too bad. I opted for LH and it proved to be hard work and not much fun as every so often I sunk through to the hips. Still, good to get out in the snow for the first time this season.
Misha - Solo O/S - 02/Dec/12 with Ben M, Ken, Paul

Hidden - Solo - 02/Dec/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/12

Hidden - Solo - 08/Feb/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

cymjt - 2012

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Dec/11

Great first winter climb with good guys n excellent finish
tim exley - Solo O/S - 20/Dec/11 with Dave Love, Tabbs

Moved together.
dts - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/11 with Andy Taylor

mark_jc - Solo - 08/Jan/11

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jan/11

texuspete - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/11 with Andy Dann, Malcolm Flatt

Had rope in the bag, but didn't need it.
dave657 - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/11 with Alys

Hidden - Solo - 02/Jan/11

jparry75 - Solo - 02/Jan/11 with emlyn

31770 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Tim Sparrow - 2011

was well banked out with snow making it nice and easy.
gethin_allen - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Pete V

Second trinity route in the bag. Approached via Crib Goch traverse then down the Snow softening but still good. Topped out right onto the summit but v poor visibilibility. A bit easy for a II. I/II as per guide is fairer.
jandyd05 - Solo - 12/Mar/10

Hidden - Solo - 08/Mar/10

Climbed in superb alpine-like conditions. The upper snowfield was a little soft and spooky but low down was in great nick. Topped out to a round of applause from walkers :-)
Nicholas Livesey - Solo - 07/Mar/10 with Jamie Weaver, Andy Dann

Absolutely amazing day out, crystal clear the whole way and good snow conditions, topped out to a snowdon covered with people in trainers.
jmjw - Solo O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Andy D, Nick L

ian2707 - 2nd - 05/Mar/10

Basically swam up it...
smallerrich - Solo rpt - 24/Feb/10 with James

Went to do Snake Bite but heavy powder and poor weather meant a change of plan... Tried another variant start before the gully proper, a steep turf/ice gully, 10m; fun.
farmus21 - Solo - 24/Feb/10 with Rich Cannell

Climbed in glorious sunshine. Some loose powder over névé made it feel a little insecure as a solo.
d80f0u - Solo - 17/Feb/10

Tried to make it as interesting as possible at the top in the rocks/turf..
smallerrich - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Me

Nice, straight forward and fun, ran up to great sunshine on the summit
farmus21 - Solo - 13/Feb/10 with Sam Radcliffe

With exception of a few steep turfy bits near the top found slightly easier than central.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Solo - 13/Feb/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/10

Hidden - Solo - 10/Feb/10

great neve. perfect weather
Dave Rumney - Solo - 07/Feb/10 with Jim Jones

steven - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Rob Hunt, Brian Hull

Topped out on a crowded Snowdona summit
MikeLell - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/10

samrad - Feb/10 with james G, smallerrich

bullybones - Feb/10

Solid Neve. Beautiful day!
thecurlyone - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Bernard Lam

Hidden - Solo - 29/Jan/10

FrankW - Solo O/S - 23/Jan/10 with None

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Solo - 29/Mar/09

Went to do right hand today, wasn't in condition though, very loose and lots of spin drift. Left hand isn't as dependant on the conditions so did that instead.
Glyn Davidson - Solo rpt - 08/Feb/09 with Stewart

Alpine style. First proper winter gully, awesome.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Jon

Moved together.
Jonny M - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Victim of Maths

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/09

Glyn Davidson - Solo O/S - 15/Dec/08 with Ali

Also, Frenchy and Chris B
Ali H - Solo - 15/Dec/08 with Glyn

My first ever winter route merry christmas. Good fun and long day conditions could of been better snow was sugary, but didn't cause me any problems
Dale - AltLd O/S - Dec/08 with johny

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/08

Sean Kelly - 2008

Hidden - Solo O/S - Apr/07

rob from scotland - 2007

richard s - Lead - 05/Mar/06 with Kay Smith

Andy Say - Solo - 09/Feb/06

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Darrell Read - 13/Mar/05 with Paul Ylioja

r0b - Solo - Mar/05

Mark A Humphries - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/05 with Nick Barrowclough

SteveM - Solo - 21/Feb/05 with Keith, Tobs

Templeton Adams - Solo - Feb/05 with sherp

keith leonard - 2003

Goody - 2nd O/S - 06/Jan/02 with Conan Harrod

akhughes - Solo O/S - 2000

Iain Thow - Solo - 10/Mar/99

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/96

Christmas Day. Topped out at 4:00pm. Waist deep powder & frozen turf.
iskra2000 - Solo - 25/Dec/95 with Phil Thornhill

Tim Sparrow - 1994 with Tim Lewis

nice
michaelb1 - Lead - Feb/93

Hidden - Solo - 31/Oct/92

mark-abz - Solo - 18/Jan/91 with Andy W

ChrisJD - Solo - 13/Dec/87

Nick Biven - Solo - 08/Mar/86

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/86 with jim kite, ian nettleton

wynaptomos - Solo O/S - Feb/86

dodders - Solo - Jan/86 with Simon L

Hidden - Solo - 1986

Hidden - Solo - 1980

Bolt Phobia - Solo - 31/Jan/76 with Wil Hurford

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Style of ascent

Soloed73 of 114 (64.0%)
Lead8 of 114 (7.0%)
Followed7 of 114 (6.1%)
Alt Leads8 of 114 (7.0%)
Unknown18 of 114 (15.8%)

'Climbed'68 of 114 (59.6%)
clean O/S44 of 114 (38.6%)
clean rpt2 of 114 (1.8%)