Parsley Fern Left-Hand** II
[Parsley Fern Gully and Left hand variation as seen from top of Sargeant's Gully, 2 kb]300m. No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Snowdonia Easy Winter Climbs.

Photo: Parsley Fern Gully and Left hand variation as seen from top of Sargeant's Gully © Nigel R Lewis
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This climb is in 113 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Stefan_Morris - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/14

JenRoberts - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/14 with Greg (AI), Dan, Rhys

Firm neve. Good climb.
markh554 - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Zaheer Durani

Hidden - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - Solo - 07/Apr/13

Solo for most of it, but pitched 20 metres in the middle at about Grade III Descended over Crib Goch and GC north spur.
Nigel R Lewis - 2nd - 07/Apr/13 with Ian Goudge, Steve Kedward

Hidden - Solo - 03/Apr/13

mattfarr - Solo - 03/Apr/13

Ander - Solo - 31/Mar/13 with Death trip Beddard

Excellent climb in sunny clear conditions. Ice was nice and blue. Pity it was short lived.
Prof. Outdoors - Lead - 30/Mar/13 with Alice, Wendy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 29/Mar/13 with Nathan Sharp, Neil McEwan

Hidden - Solo dnf - 16/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo - 16/Mar/13

Snow gully/ice climb. Grade 1-2
mdg skidmore - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/13 with joe penfold

Hidden - Solo - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead - 02/Mar/13

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

robgixer - Solo - Mar/13

JasonV - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/13

Pretty lean but lots of fat ice on the icy step, not sure if it was harder than normal or just felt exciting as it was my first time on proper water ice? Anyway, really good fun! (came up the streambed to Cwm Glas)
Dan Lane - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/13

Glyn Davidson - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Dan

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/13

Did the nice ice fall via the steepest route
dswansonlow - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Darren McMaster

Andy_B39 - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/13

shed_hed - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low

Hidden - Lead - 23/Feb/13

fairly good nick a bit of softer snow before the ice bulge. moved together put one ice screw in then realised the rest was in kates bag cue down climb and immense faffing, not a whole lot of gear in present condition. but the snow above the ice patch was lovely and firm.
tunaficiency - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/13 with kate surry

Hidden - AltLd - 2013

cymjt - 2013

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/12

rig - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/12 with Isabel, Ewan

whiting.jp - Solo - 08/Dec/12 with jamesca

Soft snow and brittle ice meant it was quite scary at one point. Enjoyable all the same, linked with ascent of Trinity Right Hand and then descended Miners Track after topping out on Snowdon at 5 in the dark!
Mike Nolan - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/12

Was planning on doing Sinister Gully but the crux pitch was too lean, traversed over to Parsley LH and then descended RH. Didn't leave the car until after 2pm and due to warm temps the snow was a bit soft in places.
Owain Llewelyn - Solo - 08/Feb/12

Robboj - 08/Feb/12

Rain overnight, warm in the morning and a late start from the B&B but still went for a wander from the CC hut in the hope of finding some snow. Hardly anything until above Cyrn Las, where there was still lots of snow left. Unfortunately it was soft and wet, which made for heavy going. The ice in PF LH was a bit soggy but ok. Holly was really up for it and happy to try soloing, first with one axe and then with two (we only had two between us so I had to climb using her placements for handholds, which worked ok). Holly got up it fine with a bit of encouragement. Traversed into RH and bumslid down it, back at the hut just as it got dart shortly after 6 (set off around midday). Holly's first ice lead/solo and third winter route after Cneifion Stream and Hidden Gully the previous day. Our first two days of climbing when we've been together.
Misha - Solo O/S - 05/Feb/12 with Holly

mandy talbot - 2nd - Feb/12

Hidden - Solo - Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

Gave one excellent 50m water ice pitch which made it worth doing
Steve Woollard - Lead - 29/Jan/11 with Kevin Colclough

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jan/11

Good route. Good conditions.
donkster - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/11 with trigg, DaveNW

Approached from the pass. Wonderful climbing, Cate led the ice pitches. Descended Pyg Track.
aipattison - 09/Jan/11 with Cate Muir

Pitched from the ice pitch to near the top then moved together to the summit. Great route, great conditions!
catemuir - Lead - 09/Jan/11 with Alex Pattison

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

JamesM - AltLd - 07/Jan/11 with james hughes

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Jan/11

Started the climb after dawn. Excellent fun, finished over some grade III stuff to the left, topping out just left from the summit.
uncontrollable - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/11 with Emma

Excellent neve all the way up to the icy section, which was unfortunately quite short but provided a bit of II/III fun, with some large dinner plates forming. Descended the RH version. 1hr 50mins hut to top, 1hr 15mins for the descent - the path past Cyrn Las was a bit tricky due to being a bit iced up.
Misha - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/11

ian1234567 - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/10

Not much snow but the top part was in good condition. Missed out the ice part and scrambled up rocks due to very hard ice and rubbish crampons
fizzychewitt - Solo - 12/Dec/10 with Martin

Hidden - Solo dnf - 12/Dec/10

Andrew Barker - Solo O/S - 07/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo - 04/Apr/10

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

Hidden - Solo - 08/Mar/10

Pleasant plodding. Great day.
Rampikino - Solo - 06/Mar/10 with Phil Ralfs, Paul Cubbins

The Bad Cough - Solo O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Philip Ralfs, Mat Dowsett

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

Jonny M - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Solo

twem - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Andy Harbach

Soloed until ice pitch.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Stewart

rob k - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/10 with H Griffin

Soled up to the ice bulge. I ran out 2 60m pitches before giving Paul the glory top out pitch as I was buried in a bucket seat. Cracking conditions great weather. Shame my partners didn't fancy finishing down the N Ridge of Crib Goch.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - AltLd - 06/Feb/10 with Paul Davies, Richard Henton

With Tom and Big Rich. Led the top pitch into the sunshine on the summit.
daviesp2 - AltLd - 06/Feb/10 with Tom

Fantastic hard neve with blue skies and sunshine at the top. Couldn't be more perfect. The small ice move is easy.
Babika - Solo - 06/Feb/10 with Sean Toms, Kiwi Pete

Hidden - Solo - Feb/10

My first time in the Welsh hills. Perfect conditions, clear skies and cold, solid snow and a nice ice section near the top.
JWB - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Jon Gill

trish1968 - 2nd - 30/Jan/10 with Si, Andy

sjdg5 - 30/Jan/10 with trish1968, Andy

small section of water ice that john lead and i seconded
jon_gill1 - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/10 with john beardmore

Decided to get the rope out for the last bit given the possibly suspect ice (although it wasn't actually too bad), fall potential and dire weather.
robhorton - AltLd - 10/Jan/10 with Dave Hunnisett

Didn't bother placing any gear.
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/10

Good. 50 feet of steep ice near the top.
Brian Wilderspin - Solo - 08/Jan/10 with Tony Clifford

Conditions nearly good. However I imagine if leading would have been a touch scary as the crux was probably more III and would have been interesting to try and find gear. Ski'd down the tourist path afterwards which was like a long blue run, if a bit bare in parts and the end.
Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 07/Jan/10 with Fraser

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo - Jan/10

Thawing...
overexposure - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/09 with LB

in deep soft snow. experienced small powder avalanche down middle of gulley. Good neve and water ice at the top.
MikeLell - Solo - 08/Feb/09

size9hex - AltLd O/S - Feb/09 with Matt, Matt Shreeve

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jan/09

Hidden - Solo - 04/Jan/09

Sean Kelly - 2008

bms - Solo - 17/Mar/06

TGreen - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/06 with Martin G

adamscottthomas - Solo - 25/Feb/06

Kaiser999 - Solo - Feb/06

Hidden - Solo - 2006

Hidden - Solo - 04/Mar/05

r0b - Solo - Mar/05

Surprisingly good route.
bms - Solo - 01/Mar/02

Hidden - Lead - 31/Dec/01

babymoac - 20/Feb/00 with Rob S

Hidden - 2000

Martyn - 2nd O/S - Mar/96

iskra2000 - Solo - 27/Jan/96 with Graham Williams, Jack Walters

Hidden - Solo - 20/Mar/95

AndyB123 - Solo - Feb/95

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/93 with Angela Short

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/93 with Angela Short

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 20/Jan/91

Hidden - Solo - 1988

wynaptomos - Solo O/S - Jan/86

Mark Kemball - 13/Dec/81

Hidden - Solo - 19/Jan/80

My first winter climb. Another guy lead it but dropped a glove at the top, so he left us to find the zigzags and descend to Pen y Pass while he went back down for it. I had crampons but Ian didn't and a slip meant we nearly ended up down the mines.
Nigel Coe - 2nd - 29/Jan/77 with Ian Sage

Pure madness - went up with crampons & no ice axe, slipped but managed to stop myself. Bought an ice axe the next week! Crazy days of a poor student.
auldscotal - Solo O/S - Feb/70 with various

oldmanofmow - Feb/57

good conditions
chrisbryant - Solo - 0000

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