Tower Gully* I/II
[deep snow & hard ice !, 2 kb]150m, 3 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Snowdonia Easy Winter Climbs.

Photo: deep snow & hard ice ! © bennevis
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RobEdwards - Solo - 24/Jan/15

Really enjoyed this climb. Atmospheric with a couple of nice icy steps on it. Good neve at the top.
Cornish boy - Solo - 24/Jan/15

Hidden - 24/Jan/15

twodada - AltLd - 24/Jan/15 with Ian Shore

Hidden - Solo - 22/Jan/15

wolf.leeb - Solo rpt - 22/Jan/15

Icy Step was quite tricky, needed two axes
musgravet - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/15 with Joe Edwards, Rob Mills

BStar - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/15

Awesome first winter route! Learned loads with Tim. Soloed first pitch (inc. small ice step). Roped up by the base of "Golden Girl" before seconding the crux ice step of the gully. Moved together on last pitch.
Vasco Bull - AltLd - 22/Jan/15 with Tim Meuller

robertmills4 - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/15 with Joe Edwards, musgravet

Soloed with Max and James, great fun day out. The ice bulge was interesting
Trevers - Solo O/S - 20/Jan/15

Solo with Matt and Bow
znord - Solo rpt - 20/Jan/15 with Matt T

first real winter gully, soloed with matt and max
James Beaumont - Solo O/S - 20/Jan/15 with Matt Trevers, Max/Airbus

First proper winter lead. Felt quite easy. Great snow and ice but topped out in white out.
adamre12 - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/15 with znord, JamesWilliams

First winter lead and had a blast
znord - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/15

few good steps pretty easy, crux was probably good grade 2
JamesWilliams - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Mad Max, Adam Revill

The Bad Cough - Solo O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Clare Corran

Hidden - 16/Feb/14

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jan/14

Ice climb/snow gully. Grade 1-2
mdg skidmore - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/13 with Kiwi paul, joe penfold

Hidden - Solo - 05/Mar/13

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

Hidden - 27/Feb/13

timofy - AltLd - 27/Feb/13

Good fun. Really good conditions which was a surprise and a few icy steps.
jezb1 - Solo - 26/Feb/13

bullybones - Solo - 24/Feb/13

moving together throughout
cragtyke - Lead - 21/Feb/13 with Ross

1st winter route
Deezel65 - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/13 with Cragtyke

Lovely ice step about half way up. Snow very hard.
JasonV - Solo - 17/Feb/13 with Dale

Rain all the way up into the Cwm, no snow on Cneifon Arete so went and found the gully in nil vis. Wet snow but an ok base, small ice pitch halfway up. Excellent overall after nearly not going up.
Zoomer - Solo O/S - 10/Feb/13 with George Best

herman0055 - Solo - 10/Feb/13 with Glen bloomer

gingergeorge - Solo - 10/Feb/13 with Glen Bloomer

Hidden - 09/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/13

Pinguville - 2nd O/S - 07/Feb/13 with George

gavster - Feb/13

Lead 2nd, 4th and 6th pitch. Cold wet but lots of fun. Will never wear softshell in ogwen ever again.
Matt Adey - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/13

Snow holed the night quick ascent and snow bollard through the cornice down the Cwm desent.
Mr jangles - Solo O/S - 26/Jan/13 with liam prince

Tom Livingstone - Solo - 22/Jan/13 with Jez Hawksworth

Hidden - Solo - 19/Jan/13

Nice little morning jolly after snowholing it for the night, snow bollard decent back down through cornice, which was nice.
liam prince - Solo O/S - Jan/13 with Rex Wade

Hjort - Solo rpt - 11/Dec/12 with Alex King, Emlyn Roberts

Night climb following the snow, more to the right than the main gully
emlynroberts - Solo - 11/Dec/12 with Alix King, Toby Vye

Resonable condition! Even a step of proper ice!
HarryB - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/12 with Al

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/12

Hidden - 03/Feb/12

robjdc - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/12 with Wessex

wolf.leeb - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/12 with nic

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Solo - 18/Dec/11

Jasons first time in crampons and first winter route, did well. Hard work on approach,soft powder snow.Powder bottom of gully, good hard ice in middle section, firmer snow above, desended Seniors ridge on dodgy deep powder.
Fiskavaig - Solo - 18/Dec/11 with Jason J, Paul R, Craig G

Ice was a bit thin and hollow in places, but good fun
Andy_B39 - Solo O/S - 17/Dec/11 with Ben Rigby

A very thin line, but some great ice in the steps. Certainly harder than II in the conditions, and if you went direct.
Ed Saint - 22/Jan/11

beths second winter climb to date she did well with walking axes and a bad shoulder very windy at times lots of flying debris beth took one clean on the nose still no need for expensive plastic surgery and of course no sun today as the met office had suggested . descent via gribin ridge.
uncle clive - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/11

barni - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/11 with Karen, Liam fleming

Hidden - Solo - 08/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jan/11

Hidden - Solo - 08/Jan/11

Haytor_Haggis - AltLd - 08/Jan/11 with Steve Woollard

twem - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/11 with Andy Harbach

In descent after doing Hidden Gully on the opposite side of the Cwm. An ice step provided some interest.
Misha - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/11

Fiskavaig - Solo - 02/Jan/11 with Paul R

Icy cascade over chockstone at the narrows halfway. Avoided much debris from a group above.
mysterion - 02/Jan/11

Snow was a bit soft but there were two small ice pitches that made it fun
bennevis - AltLd O/S - 08/Dec/10 with paul

Hidden - Solo - 05/Dec/10

wonderfull day the ice pitch took me by surprise a bit spicey
tunaficiency - Solo O/S - Nov/10

good snow conditions
cragtyke - Solo - 04/Apr/10

alisonk - 2nd - 04/Apr/10 with Dave

davidk - Lead - 04/Apr/10 with alison

amthalmann - Solo O/S - 02/Apr/10

The Mountain Goat - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/10

Nice quick route, reckon it was the last day of winter for it though as start was like swimming!
monkeyboyraw - Solo β - 14/Mar/10 with Scorch

bjlsmith - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Su and SMC

Descent route.
Hjort - Solo rpt - 09/Mar/10 with Gary Rees Williams, Emlyn Roberts

Night decant after Corner gully
emlynroberts - Solo - 09/Mar/10 with Toby Vye, Gary Rees Williams

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/10

BorisVBlade - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/10

Roger Cruse - Solo O/S - 28/Feb/10 with Kris, Buffy & Andy S

Messed about on the iced up bits to the right briefly.
Hjort - Solo O/S - 27/Feb/10 with Emlyn Roberts

emlynroberts - Solo - 27/Feb/10 with Toby Vye

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/10

Templeton Adams - Lead - 13/Feb/10 with Darren H

twem - Solo dnf - 13/Feb/10 with Andy Harbach

Hidden - Solo - 12/Feb/10

Climbed in descent. Should revisit it and go the proper way.
Karlos - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Feb/10

jambomotamops - Solo O/S - 05/Feb/10 with Sophie

sonnenstern - Solo - 05/Feb/10 with Jam

Finished up harder ice variation on right hand side and then climbed back down the gully
MikeLell - Solo O/S - 05/Feb/10

Russell Roberts - Solo - Feb/10

Hidden - Solo - Feb/10

In good condition
chrisbryant - Solo - 31/Jan/10

fizzychewitt - Solo - 31/Jan/10

Ian Andrews - Solo O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Norman Clacher, Martin Worthy

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jan/10

donkster - Solo O/S - 19/Jan/10 with mudders

Liam FLeming - 06/Jan/10 with richard vain, karen dalzell

no ice, plenty of snow, only found it by accident after deciding toi decend from the head wall due to poor visability and deteriorating conditions
ayuplass - Solo - 02/Jan/10 with miles

Thin conditions!
Sean Kelly - Solo - 02/Jan/10

ayuplass - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/10 with miles

deep snow not consolidated good turf
Rich35 - Solo - Jan/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jan/10

Hidden - Solo - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Dec/09

Hidden - Solo - 27/Dec/09

manwithacam - AltLd - 26/Dec/09 with Jonathan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Dec/09

Ice not brilliant a lot of powder on route. we soloed for the first section then tied on to rope and fras lead the final difficulty. All good fun
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/09 with Fraser

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/09

Descended the first obvious snow gully after walking right off the top of Tower Slabs. Might be tower gully or corner gully.
mike_hough_uk - Solo - 14/Feb/09 with Mark Thompson, Jenny Gorman

Hidden - Solo - 26/Jan/09

devilman - Solo O/S - 07/Dec/08

bms - AltLd - 02/Dec/08 with BCS

garythomas - Lead - Dec/08 with James Whittaker

climber sim - 2007

Climbed solo with Gary
Mark A Humphries - Solo O/S - 27/Feb/06

TGreen - Solo O/S - 25/Feb/06 with Martin G

AJM - Solo O/S - Mar/05 with Tom Lambert, Alan Dickinson

Templeton Adams - Solo - Feb/05 with sherp

Water ice pitches made it harder.
bms - AltLd - 28/Feb/04 with DW

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Feb/04

In March 1996, pitch 2 was an ice pitch (my lead). Rest of climb was easy. Grand day out, descent by Gribin Ridge.
Ian Robertson - AltLd - 09/Mar/96 with Krystina Lotoczko

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/92

nickcanute - Solo - Feb/91

Hidden - Solo - Feb/90

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - 0000 with Pete Morgan

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