Crib Y Ddysgl - Crib Goch Traverse (Winter)*** I
Follow the PYG track until you reach the obvious path leading to the foot of the ridge and begin your traverse to the summit of Garnedd Ugain.
Fantastic winter traverse of one of the UK's finest ridges. In clear weather with good winter conditions this route certainly deserves its 3 star rating.

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Hidden - Solo dnf - 21/Feb/15

08nbrierley - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/15 with jamie

Stunning weather today: temperature inversion and able to see all the way to Cadair Idris and the Rhinogydd, although the heat of the sun made the snow a bit slushy underfoot. Doable though.
useful - 07/Feb/15

Lovely weather, but a bit slushy due to the sunshine.
ianstevens - Solo - 07/Feb/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/15

Hidden - Lead - 07/Feb/15

91dave - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Steve Broadbent, Aileen Robertson, Lina Arthur

Hidden - Solo - 07/Feb/15

TAG_UTLEY - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Georgia

Charley17 - Solo - 07/Feb/15

Hidden - Solo - 07/Feb/15

Hidden - Solo - 04/Feb/15

Redwall - Solo - Feb/15

Arrived late climbed Sargent gully and bivi at lake at the bottom of the North Ridge. Early start up north ridge along to saddle, back up parson gully and back to car
timothycampbell138 - Solo - 31/Jan/15

jordan taylor - Solo rpt - 24/Jan/15

Not the best winter conditions but more than enough snow and ice to make crampons useful.
spearing05 - Solo - 24/Jan/15 with Andrew

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - 24/Jan/15 with Francis Hardy, Georgia Fergusson, Tomasz Smith

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Jan/15

First use of axes/crampons! Up Crib Goch, up to Snowdon and down the Pyg track. Not that much snow but plenty of icy bits.
andrewmcleod - Solo - 24/Jan/15

Snow and some ice on ridge. Stiff breeze with occasional strong gusts.
MartF - Solo O/S - 24/Jan/15 with carl_123

Hidden - 24/Jan/15

Monkey_Alan - Solo - 24/Jan/15 with Trace Sutton, Paul Crowsley

JonnySchofield - Solo O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Jo Philip, Tom Adams

First winter traverse with Alan and Paul
Trace - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/15

Stuykey01 - Solo - Jan/15

philhc - 2015

crag_hopper_Jay - Solo - 29/Dec/14

Thin powdery snow made for an interesting traverse.
Mayaculpa - Solo - 29/Dec/14

partz - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/14

Hidden - Solo - 28/Dec/14

Unexpected Winter's day out, went out with the intention of short-rope training on Parson's Nose, but Crib Goch looked to good to miss so traversed round, met 100+ marines doing winter training up there!!
Blurgy319 - 13/Dec/14 with Ben Wood

phildawson - Solo - 23/Mar/14

Only Crib Y Ddysgl in winter condition.
Roger Cruse - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/14 with Kris

Solo'd in good company. Gusty wind and plenty of snow.
robjdc - 16/Feb/14 with Huw Gilbert, Herny G, Wessex

Horswill - Solo - Feb/14

Stefan_Morris - Solo rpt - 14/Jan/14

Gaffalynch - 2014

bantamdave - Solo - 19/May/13 with Murray

Hidden - Solo - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - Solo - 07/Apr/13

unconsolidated snow, hollow ice. not pleasant
tomdadom - Solo - 30/Mar/13

Gorgeous clear day with lots of sun and snow. Looked tricky for the people coming from north to south.
MichaelGallimore - 28/Mar/13 with Andrew Erskine

Hidden - Solo - 17/Mar/13

deklan - 24/Feb/13

Not a huge amount of snow.
Binder - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Kelvin M

lovely stroll home. watching the yellow taxi rescue some climber on parsley fern and bright sunshine
A Crook - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Dave Garry

Marq - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Vicky Lisle

Matt1234 - Solo rpt - 12/Feb/13

Stefan_Morris - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Mark Saywell, Alex

Hidden - Solo - 02/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - 02/Feb/13

droberts - Solo - 20/Jan/13

First winter route, deep in unconsolidated powder and poor viz made for area plod but I am hooked.
Grey area - Solo rpt - 19/Jan/13

Done in January and we did find some snow! I'm taking it as a winter ascent.
Dave192939 - Solo O/S - 04/Jan/13 with arandall, Wendy Watthews

Hidden - Jan/13

cymjt - 2013

joe.91 - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/12 with Andy Hall

alastairbegley - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/12

jordan taylor - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/12

ciderspider - 11/Dec/12 with Ciderslider

What a fantastic introduction to winter scrambling !
Ciderslider - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/12 with Ian Stephenson

TRFrost - Solo - 09/Dec/12 with N. Price

np134 - Solo - 09/Dec/12 with T. Frost

Hidden - 07/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo - 01/Dec/12

HIGHTOWER - Solo - 01/Dec/12 with Gav, Nathan Maxwell

Hidden - Solo - 28/Nov/12

MikeLell - Solo β - 04/Nov/12

Gerallt Owain - Solo O/S - 04/Nov/12

Great day. Snow on all the route but no need for crampons. Unfortunately the mist didn't lift. Got to Snowdon but decided against going on the rest of horseshoe due to poor visability.
Neil Metcalfe101 - 19/Feb/12 with Andy Odger

rob k - Solo O/S - 11/Feb/12 with S Rose

danmoore88 - 11/Feb/12

Hidden - Solo - 09/Feb/12

Andy Merrick - Solo - 08/Feb/12

Reversed Crib Y Ddsgyl as descent after Parsley Fern Gully to Bwlch Goch & descend in Cwm Glas. Soft snow.
monkeyboyraw - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/12 with Stroudy

Hidden - 04/Feb/12

Miserable suffer-fest; driving sleet the whole way up.
LardClimber - Solo - 04/Feb/12

Fantastic day, sunny, no wind, powdery snow easier without crampons.
cragtyke - 03/Feb/12

monsteratt - 03/Feb/12 with Jim

Hidden - Solo - 01/Feb/12

philmcf - Solo - Feb/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - Feb/12

Hidden - Solo - Feb/12

Hidden - Solo - 31/Jan/12

wolf.leeb - Solo rpt - 28/Jan/12

Hidden - Solo rpt - 28/Jan/12

bradholmes - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Chris Bonner

michaelmurray - Solo - 28/Jan/12 with Matt Myerscough, James

Tom Hecht - 28/Jan/12 with Lotte Stuer

jaamez - Solo - 28/Jan/12 with Mike Murray

BradleyWhite - 12/Jan/12

petecox84 - 2012

Hidden - Solo - 30/Dec/11

Really strong winds, loads of snow. Could find easy path onto Crib Goch Ridge so I decided to lead a cool looking grade II/III gully with an off vertical start. Pretty horrendous and terrifying. Went up one pitch then abbed off leaving two slings. Noobs on tour!
Jim Brownlow - AltLd dnf - 17/Dec/11 with Ben Burns

Lots of powdery snow on the tops, high winds and heavy hail at times added to the interest. Cracking day out though.
Rob Cole - Solo O/S - 17/Dec/11

ed2204 - 11/Dec/11

cwildblood - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/11

Hidden - Solo - 10/Dec/11

ewanthomson - Lead - 10/Dec/11

JezzaCat - Dec/11 with Jonathan, Stella

Hidden - Solo - Dec/11

With family. Amazing day out.
connor - Lead - Mar/11

Madrabman - 03/Feb/11 with Charlie Williams

Tom Livingstone - Feb/11

Had great weather, PYG track was covered in ice but Crib Goch was clear
Blue68 - Solo - 30/Jan/11

jshields - Solo - 09/Jan/11 with Ed James

Hidden - Solo rpt - 08/Jan/11

rocket - Solo - 06/Jan/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/11

Not holding a huge amount of snow or ice. Still a great outing though in unbelievably still conditions.
stevez - Solo - 03/Jan/11

Sianny - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/11 with Nick, trish1968

trish1968 - Solo - 02/Jan/11 with Nick Bennett, Sian

Hidden - Solo rpt - 02/Jan/11

Hidden - Solo - 02/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

Ashley Hold - Solo - 29/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 25/Dec/10

Powder Snow, Corniced, Sunshine - Awesome day...
rob k - 25/Dec/10 with P Rolph

B'Day traverse with Mat 'longlegs' Mc....
craigjfjones - 21/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo - 20/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo - 20/Dec/10

alpine style
David86 - 20/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo - 18/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo - 15/Dec/10

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

Very verglased on the approach, solid snow/ice in patches. Lovely sunny day.
Zoomer - Solo - 12/Dec/10 with Alex Rafferty

Patches of ice and snow (wore crampons).
Jim Slater - Solo rpt - 11/Dec/10 with Phil Lee

jack robinson - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/10

Darrell Read - 11/Dec/10

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

ruggystunts - Solo - 08/Dec/10 with RBeech

Afer soloing Sargeants and Parsley Fern Left-Hand I headed back over Crib-y-Dysgyl and Crib Goch and down the North Ridge back into Cwm Glas.
Andrew Barker - Solo O/S - 07/Dec/10

Stone Muppet - 05/Dec/10 with tl

Peeley.b - Solo - 05/Dec/10 with Jez, Mad Mark Bathe, Rich Brown

Climbed in poor conditions, soft snow, hill fog and snow showers but an epic day out. Took it in turns to lead and set the pace.
tonymw - Solo O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Mick Chapman

Hidden - Solo - Dec/10

A positively Alpine-esque day! Starting out at first hint of dawn, the sun broke over the horizon at Bwlch Moch. Ideal conditions for the polariser lenses to capture the contrasts of snow/blue sky/cloud. Thanks to the hundreds who trampled nicely compact paths on Sat/Sun for me to make easy progress and 'ski' back down the PYG (especially up top by the zig zags!) No metal-work 'necessary' but advisable - ice axe only saw 5 minutes use on the steeper upper part of the East Ridge of Crib Goch Start: 7am Pen y Pass Summit: 12:30-13:30 (lots of photos takes time!) Descent: Pyg Track, back for 14:30
Tom Hecht - Solo - 29/Nov/10

deklan - 29/Nov/10 with colin

Harri777 - Solo - 28/Nov/10 with Gregg Ellman, Paul Harvey, Liz

Hidden - Solo - 28/Nov/10

Dizz - Solo - 28/Nov/10 with greg, paul h, Harri777

ellmang - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/10

Starting at Ynys, scrambled up the North Ridge of Crib y Ddysgl on snowed up rock and turf, passing a couple of tricky sections where an axe came in handy. Didn't bother going to the summit and instead went down Crib Goch, turning left at the bifurcation of the ridge and then descending into Cwm Glas back to Ynys. Were able to move pretty quickly over the snowed up rock. Very enjoyable scramble with an Alpine feel. We were mostly in the sun on Crib Goch but it was quite windy most of the time, which was the only downside to a great day. Started at 9.40 and back around 4pm. Su's friends Paul and John also came along with us.
Misha - Solo O/S - 27/Nov/10 with Su, Paul

Hidden - Solo - 27/Nov/10

ollieben - Solo - 26/Nov/10 with tom ripley

& Olly H. Moonlit traverse. Down PYG. Only people on the whole of Snowdon. Powdery, so quite tricky with the rock underneath.
Cardi - 25/Nov/10 with Ruth, Tom R

Cadairmanuk - Solo O/S - Nov/10

Gerlach - Solo - 04/Apr/10

Steve Hill - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Jules Vine

Hidden - Solo - Apr/10

Used as a descent from Snowdon to Pen Y Pass. Quite snowy overall, and icy in places. Met a blizzard around Garnedd Ugain and the visibility there was 20 metres ish.
masa-alpin - Solo rpt - 13/Mar/10 with Tom H

Second time on this but first time on my own. Good conditions and weather until Crib Y Ddysgl when the cloud came down.
jandyd05 - Solo - 12/Mar/10

Good snow, clear vis. Ad hoc rescue for stranded walker.
monkeyboyraw - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/10 with Scorch

In descent
stemill - Solo - 08/Mar/10 with Richard

In descent
RCrockford - Solo O/S - 08/Mar/10 with Ste M

amthalmann - Solo - 07/Mar/10

In descent
David Watkis - Lead - 06/Mar/10 with Gareth Sprenger

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

Wyn Bach - Solo - 01/Mar/10 with Ched

Hidden - Solo - Mar/10

Fantastic traverse as part of the full Snowdon horseshoe, taking approx 9 hrs.
David Revill - 27/Feb/10 with Christopher Revill

Amy Kilpin - 27/Feb/10

Christopher Revill - 27/Feb/10 with David Revill

benny_m - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Ali Brown

Hidden - 20/Feb/10

Hidden - Solo - 20/Feb/10

Hidden - Solo - 19/Feb/10

In descent from Garnedd Ugain to Pen Y Pass. Stunning conditions - cloud inversion & brocken spectre.
d80f0u - Solo - 17/Feb/10

Great day out under true winter conditions. Great fun!
Jen80 - Solo - 14/Feb/10 with Cooper

hcooper - Solo - 14/Feb/10 with Jennifer Slack

Hidden - Solo - 12/Feb/10

Hidden - Solo - 12/Feb/10

Hidden - Solo - 10/Feb/10

Kyle Rance - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Jurgen Dissmann

LesserTrochanter - 07/Feb/10

Snowdon towards Pen y Pass direction
MikeLell - Solo - 06/Feb/10

Came up between the east and north ridge of crib goch and joined it at the summit. Did the ridge, waited for my two partners to run up to Snowdon summit then descended pyg by headtorch. Lovely sunset over Garnedd Ugain.
OwenF - Solo - 06/Feb/10

stuart34 - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Stuart Buchan, James Monypenny

Hidden - Solo - 06/Feb/10

Hidden - Solo - 06/Feb/10

Nordic - Solo - 06/Feb/10

mixed conitions - dry, then verglassed and finally under good neve
viking - Solo - Feb/10

Hidden - Feb/10

Hidden - Feb/10

This is a walky scramble rather than a climb but really good fun. However, would bring ropes and gear next time as Dave and I were lucky with the weather!
Lumbering Oaf - Solo O/S - Feb/10 with Dave Sergeant, Verity Payne

From Crib y Ddysgl towards Crib Goch, spectacular in the sunshine.
Sankey - Solo - 30/Jan/10 with Jon

From west to east. Quite late in the day so nobody else about, which was nice.
Simon Caldwell - Solo - 30/Jan/10 with Clare, Rob, Carmen

And the rest of the Horseshoe. Beautiful views. Ideal conditions.
cmsg - 30/Jan/10 with Luke Gannarelli, Llewelyn Thomas

fantastic way down from the top of Sinister gully. Descent/route finding from the end of the ridge tp PYG track a tad awkward
lithos - Solo - 30/Jan/10 with Clare Usher, carmen

jshields - Solo - 30/Jan/10 with Steve Ebbens

matt0759 - Solo - 23/Jan/10 with JamesA

FrankW - Solo rpt - 23/Jan/10 with None

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo - 17/Jan/10

Bisteris - 17/Jan/10 with Dave Tait, Bob Appleyard, Hannah Jenkins, Rhys Jenkins, Dave Smith, Ian Richardson

decent after parsley fern, had to myself for a winter senset.
wolf.leeb - Solo rpt - 10/Jan/10

winter very snowy traverse of crib goch along with 9 members of the cmc ,summited snowdon and back down the pyg track.good day albeit pretty exhausting trudging through the snow ,the crib was like a wide footpath thick with snow ...just decided i'm a fair weather walker not a winter mountaineer.
colina - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/10

As part of the Snowdon Horseshoe in superb winter conditions. Lack of views unfortunately.
Cardi - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/10

richard s - Lead - 09/Jan/10 with Nick Robinson, Lee Robinson

vincentvega - Solo - 08/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo - 08/Jan/10

SAF - 08/Jan/10

Blue Sky, Firm Snow. Superb
Mayaculpa - Solo - 04/Jan/10

Hidden - 03/Jan/10

The most incredible day out in wonderful conditions including a white out on Garnedd Ugain
Nicholas Livesey - Solo - 01/Jan/10 with Mark Bishop, Jamie Griggs, Jeff Smith

incredible alpine like conditions until Crib y Dysgyl the the cloud came down and we were in a whiteout
griggj - Solo - 01/Jan/10 with nick livesey

keith leonard - Solo - Jan/10

Storm Hunter - Jan/10

rsvmillie1000 - 2010

andy wa - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Amazing day. Moved together alpine style. Lot of snow, very cold but clear skies.
Glyn - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/09 with Amy, Clive Hudson (father)

Hidden - 31/Dec/09

greenclimb - 31/Dec/09 with Sarah

In winter conditions
Browny - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/09

weather came down towards end of day, 2 hours off route in dark before finding path...
manwithacam - 25/Dec/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/09

Very very nice in the snow. Lead across alpine style with Bri Zoll, Lawrence Adams, Ellie Passingham, Ollie Brown, Bri Zoll.
Mr G - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/09 with Brianna Zoll

first winter route. :)with no crampons
bri - 28/Nov/09 with Mr G

roblew - Solo - Nov/09

loz1234 - Nov/09

JezzaCat - Nov/09 with Jonathan

Foggy but a good day!
Ben HW - AltLd - 11/Oct/09 with Mark Sweeney, David Browne, Stephen Sweeney

Adam T - 10/Oct/09 with Rob

solo in reverse direction,better than onach egach
rayash - Solo - 28/Sep/09

Hidden - Solo - 01/Aug/09

Glyn Davidson - 28/May/09 with Callumn

Winter conditions came back via the PYG track
John HW - 03/May/09 with Rhys HW, Ben

Hidden - 03/May/09

Hidden - Solo - 30/Apr/09

Dry clear sunny day, excellent top scramble
Kevin Camplin - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Sarah Beattie

Hidden - Solo - Mar/09

Alpine Style. Lots of unconsolidated snow, but great fun.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Jon

Alpine style.
Jonny M - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Victim of Maths

Hidden - Solo O/S - Feb/09

moved together in gales
viking - Lead O/S - Feb/09 with gareth

ceriantrevan - Solo - Feb/09 with Chris Bonner

Hidden - Solo - 31/Jan/09

MikeLell - Solo - 28/Jan/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Jan/09

Peeley.b - 03/Jan/09 with Aidan Bennett, Dave?

PerrinT - Jan/09 with RUMC

trish1968 - 2009

andy tetsill - Solo - 30/Dec/08

Hidden - Solo - 14/Dec/08

Winter Conditions, like an alpine ridge. Great day out.
petellis - 08/Dec/08 with Joe Barker

Excellent winter conditions.
riven - 07/Dec/08

Hidden - Sent rpt - 06/Dec/08

blakey - Dec/08

Rich Kay - Solo - Dec/08

Simon Preuss - Dec/08

Excellent winter day in the snow & ice - stunning views of the horseshoe. ALso practiced some ice climbing.
jandyd05 - Solo - 30/Nov/08 with Julie Anglesea

Hidden - Solo - 30/Nov/08

garythomas - Solo - Nov/08

heavy snow, very icy and cold weather, good visability. amazing route
Gazleah - Lead O/S - Nov/08 with dmu climbing club

Martin Haworth - Solo dnf - 30/Oct/08

Hidden - 29/Oct/08

Nigel Bond - Solo - 28/Oct/08

dts - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Dad, Mum, Alistair

Gareth T - Solo - 11/Oct/08 with Uni Club

Very exposed, great scramble, lots of ascent and descent, very tired at the end of the day! Not a winter ascent, lovely day
dannut89 - Solo O/S - Sep/08

Glyn Davidson - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Ali

Practice for Welsh 3000s June 2008
Ali H - Solo - 08/Jun/08 with Glyn

Hidden - Jun/08

uncontrollable - Solo - Apr/08

howlingbaboon - Solo rpt - 31/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead - Mar/08

skipperd7777 - Mar/08

Chris Novis and Trev Grant
John HW - 24/Feb/08 with Students

Hidden - Solo - 02/Feb/08

dansmonkeytroubles - Solo O/S - Feb/08

Fantastic weather for feb, perfect day.
Petarghh - Solo - Feb/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/08

Last of the Midsun Selection weekends, Had Tarquin Shipley in the party as well.
John HW - Lead - 20/Jan/08 with Students

quirky - 2008

Danny Crump - Solo - 23/Oct/07

Only a hill - 06/Oct/07

Did difficult entry pitch. Low winds!
Only a hill - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/07

ritid - Jun/07

Hidden - Solo - 12/May/07

Lady T - 12/May/07 with Iwan

Lots of pack ice at the top, grabbed the only good day we had in NW, skiped a open day at aber. WAS SSOOOO worth it, finishing off the horseshoe just made the day.
Greg Jones - Solo - Apr/07 with Tom Gwilliam

One of the scariest things I've ever done - pathetic I know!
ebastock - 18/Feb/07 with Nikki, Sarah & Pippa

Jacob Ram - Solo - 11/Feb/07

adamscottthomas - Solo - 11/Feb/07 with BUMC

Hidden - Solo - 02/Feb/07

Lovely sunny start encouraged me to leave behind waterproof trousers...error! Turned into quite a bimble leading to lots of wetness and a cold shivering ollie. Great day though! Easy scrambling, though the weather hindered the feeling exposure along the ridge.
ellentaylor - Feb/07 with BUMC

kenneM - Solo - Feb/07 with Danny Reilly

PanzerHanzler - Solo O/S - 21/Jan/07 with Lafi Fides

petehaz - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/07 with Clint

Hidden - 2007

The Mountain Goat - Solo - 2007

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 09/Dec/06

Good early conditions, wind and mist later. The route pushed Bob, a little too much for him really.
MontyH - 04/Nov/06 with lee, paul and Bob

Hidden - 03/Nov/06

DebJ - Oct/06 with Shaun & Liz

Had done the ridge before so can't claim a true onsight but this time did the whole Horseshoe. Y Lliwedd....what a beautiful mountain. Perfect day. Looking forward to doing it in winter.
Michael Ryan - Solo β - 09/Aug/06

GiveHerHelen - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/06 with Jon Moulding

Hidden - Solo - Jun/06

andrewbooth1000 - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/06 with Keira

Hidden - Solo - 15/Apr/06

tobydunford - Solo O/S - Apr/06 with Keith Hobbs

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Mar/06

keith robo - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/06 with James Gerrie

My favourite winter route to date, may only be a grade 1 but the weather, conditions & company made it stick up there with the best of mountain days.
petehaz - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/06 with Vic

daza - Solo - 04/Mar/06 with Nick C

Hidden - Solo - 04/Mar/06

Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - Mar/06 with Jon Thompson

Hidden - Mar/06

Alpine conditions!
Darragh - Mar/06 with Mark

We actually did the whole horseshoe on this day. Beautiful!
al99 - AltLd - Mar/06 with Joe Spoor

as descent from top of The Ramp
Si dH - Solo O/S - 27/Feb/06 with James, Leah, Alex

Hidden - Solo O/S - Feb/06

DannyK - Solo O/S - 2006 with Katie

Irk the Purist - 2006

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2006

Neil Adams - Solo O/S - 2006 with Tom D

Hidden - Solo - 2006

Hidden - Solo - 2006

Hidden - Solo O/S - May/05

sacdenouilles - Solo - 13/Mar/05

Wild day with strong wind. Had to crawl on hands on knees to reach the summit of Snowdon. Cross winds not as bad on Crib Goch luckily. Good consolidated snow and ice on the whole horseshoe.
size9hex - Solo O/S - Mar/05

Gman - Solo O/S - Mar/05 with Carl, Gill

Jacob Ram - Solo - 21/Feb/05 with anthony aylett

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

dp1 - Solo - Feb/05 with bonwick

adi bryant - Solo - Feb/05

Jacob Ram - Solo - 29/Jan/05

industrialiceman - Solo - 19/Dec/04

industrialiceman - Solo - 19/Dec/04

tom.e - Solo - Nov/04 with Jeremy Sharman

quarryman - 02/Oct/04

Lil'Lou - Solo - 10/Aug/04 with Stu Greenall, Col Rudkin

Crystal clear day. Roped up for ridge, moved together.
chrisrogers - AltLd - Feb/04 with Steve J

Followed by the full horseshoe.
cavemancolumbus - Feb/04 with Andy Mac

broc - Solo O/S - 18/Jan/04

adi bryant - Lead - Jan/04 with Lisa

Rich Kay - Solo - Jan/04 with Al

Hidden - 2004

waldenmatt - 2004

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/02

aged_ape - Solo O/S - Jan/02 with Matt O

no crampons or axe,bought some the week after.
Rich Kay - Solo - Dec/00

Shezzer - Solo O/S - Aug/00

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jan/00

Nigel R Lewis - Solo - 2000 with Lisa Lewis

marcoleptic - Solo - 2000 with Stuey, Banjo

ceri's - 1999

petegunn - 1999 with Scott Fraiser

Hands in pockets!
pgac - Solo β - 02/Oct/98 with Tredge

pgac - Solo β - 28/Apr/98 with jenks

pgac - Solo β - 24/Feb/98 with si bourne

matt0759 - Solo - 1998

George Bassant - 1997 with Dad

williamsf1 - Solo O/S - 1997

Supern traverse in winter snow & ice conditions.
keith robo - Solo O/S - 10/Dec/96

Snowdon Horseshoe
Jacob Ram - Solo - 01/Oct/96

pgac - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/96 with danny batson, warby, porno dave

keith robo - Lead O/S - 18/May/96 with Rob Robinson/Darren White

Excellent ridge. It was dry but very windy when I traversed it. Easy, with loads of rock to hold onto and if your bottle goes there's a track a few feet down off the crest. Deffo not one for the dog though. Can get real busy at times like a train of people moving along. Best to do mid-week if you can.
JMG100 - Solo - Apr/96

Hidden - Solo - 21/Feb/96

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/96

kjbix - 1996 with Richard Beech

Andy Say - Solo - 26/Jan/91

Marti999 - Solo - 1990 with anthony

many times,with many people
Fiskavaig - Solo - 1990

Hidden - 1989

Hidden - 1988

Perfect conditions
Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/86 with John Byrne

Lots of snow
Iain Thow - Solo - 09/Apr/83

thomasholyoak - Solo - Aug/82

Hidden - Solo - 01/Jan/80

Hidden - Feb/78

Hidden - Solo - 1977

babymoac - 1977

alpboy57 - Apr/72 with KES

Climbed many times over the years usually as a way back after climbing on the Trinity Face, especially if it's a nice afternoon/evening.
Sean Kelly - Dec/70 with Dick Curtis

auldscotal - AltLd O/S - 1969 with John Jones?

Hidden - 1950

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Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Clean O/S
Clean β
Clean repeat