Banana Gully** I
[Going up Banana Gully, 2 kb]280m. This takes the long shallow curving line on the right edge of the steeper ground. A quality snow plod.

Ticklists: Snowdonia Easy Winter Climbs.

Photo: Going up Banana Gully © Andy Merrick
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This climb is in 146 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

JonWoolacott - Solo O/S - 04/Mar/15

Hidden - Solo - Mar/15

Hidden - Solo - 17/Feb/15

Jonno - Solo - 17/Feb/15 with Andrew

Hidden - Solo - 07/Feb/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/15

Sardien - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/15

Stopsy - Solo - 03/Feb/15 with Townley

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

Not very wintery but a complete line of reasonably firm sugary snow from bottom to top. Small cornice overhang on rim avoided to left.
mysterion - 26/Feb/14

Very soft snow the whole way. Sketchy top out given conditions and large cornice
tomdadom - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/14

jezb1 - Solo - 04/Feb/14

Hidden - Solo - 04/Feb/14

NeilGriffiths - 2014 with Dave Garry, Adam

Hidden - Solo - 03/Apr/13

A contented experience. Ok at the bottom but thin and loose at the top.
NickNixon - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/13

Mike.Kinge - Solo O/S - 31/Mar/13 with gareth

Hidden - Solo - 29/Mar/13

shed_hed - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/13 with Catherine Lawrence

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/13

jayyaj - Solo - Feb/13 with Mike Unwin

deejmonkey - Solo - 26/Jan/13 with rob, Andy Merrick, len, Damian

Snow in good condition, got to see the views this time. Met a great bunch of lads from Brum.
Mayaculpa - Solo - 26/Jan/13 with Jason

superb day until 1pm then retreated due to rain.
Andy Merrick - Solo - 26/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo - 25/Jan/13

Hidden - 20/Jan/13

First winter climb!
alexei.nicholas - Solo O/S - 19/Jan/13 with Sam Clayton

harsh winter conditions
mellorno1 - Solo - Jan/13

Blurgy319 - Solo - 12/Dec/12 with Tom Hansford, Matt Hughes

Good conditions, nice and solid and a beautiful day too
CM1992 - Solo - 11/Dec/12 with Rosie Lowe

Hidden - Solo - 10/Dec/12

Climbed together on way up. Soloed down again and did C Gully.
Pete_Frost - AltLd O/S - 08/Dec/12 with Dave Pearce

Just the top section after traversing from East Ridge
JezzaCat - Solo - 08/Dec/12 with Jonathan

Hidden - Solo - 05/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo - 03/Dec/12

1st person on route. Not too soft and not too hard
garywalker147 - Solo - 02/Dec/12

Most definitely NOT in conditions. Snow compact, but not bonded. Turf not frozen.
LozM - Solo - 02/Dec/12

TGreen - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/12 with Rosie Henstock, Martin G

Darrell Read - Solo - 01/Dec/12 with Sam Cruickshank, Alistair Everett, Dan Staff

Rosie Henstock - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/12 with Martin Green, Tom Green

Dan_Staff - Solo - 01/Dec/12 with Darrell Read, Sam Cruickshank, Alistair Everett

Good condition great route to get some alpine exsposure hamish jfk
hamishjfk - Solo O/S - Dec/12

Cadairmanuk - 30/Nov/12

McGuinness - Solo - 29/Nov/12

Moonlit ascent
Cardi - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/12 with Gwen

Matt1234 - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/12

deejmonkey - Solo - 31/Jan/12 with rob

Hidden - Solo - Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/11

Rich Kay - Solo - 09/Jan/11 with Admiral Steel, tez young, Darren H

tubby Tez - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/11 with Admiral Steel, daddybear2004, templeton adams

Fiskavaig - Solo - 09/Jan/11 with Paul R

Alpinehero - Solo - 08/Jan/11

Gwyn jones. Nice easy plod!
spidey - Solo - 08/Jan/11

jshields - Solo - 08/Jan/11 with Ed James

Hidden - Solo - 07/Jan/11

jcook1980 - AltLd - 06/Jan/11 with Sam A, Luke Holmes

david morse - Solo - 04/Jan/11 with Lawrence

Descent after B gully
The Bad Cough - Solo rpt - 03/Jan/11 with Christian Minett, Tom Williams, John Sealey, Paul Beacall

Nicholas Livesey - Solo - 03/Jan/11 with Lucie Sedlarova

did with daughter
mark12345 - Solo - 03/Jan/11

did with daughter
mark12345 - Solo - 03/Jan/11

Robbie's first winter climb
thecurlyone - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/11 with Robbie Blackhall-Miles

Adi Hooper - Solo - 03/Jan/11

jon22 - Solo - 03/Jan/11 with The Bad Cough

Hidden - Solo - 02/Jan/11

Homes - AltLd - Jan/11 with Jonny C, Sam A

Hidden - Solo - 31/Dec/10

mattfarr - Solo - 30/Dec/10

edsankey - Solo O/S - 23/Dec/10 with Simon Mason

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Dec/10

As said previously, good snow, without the bucket steps you would have definatly needed crampons, excellent
michael burrows - Solo - 13/Dec/10

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

One of the few lines in today I'd imagine.Stayed to the right of steps to make it more enjoyable.
Rich Kay - Solo - 12/Dec/10 with Mr Neil, Darren H

Banana Gully solo, bit powdery at the bottom to middle improved toward the top topped out into bright sunshine and cloudless skies-brilliant easy for it's grade. Tom Shaw
thomas - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/10

ParkFace - Solo dnf - 04/Dec/10 with Marvin Marshall, Dan Ives, Rob Stordy, Tiffany Littler

PirateFrog - Lead O/S - 04/Dec/10

Hidden - 04/Dec/10

Mayaculpa - 30/Nov/10 with Eamon Hanlon, Stewart Webb

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

pete.hutchings - Solo - 13/Mar/10

Hidden - Solo - 10/Mar/10

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

Nicholas Livesey - Solo - 06/Mar/10 with Jamie Weaver, Andy Dann

jmjw - Solo O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Andy D, Nick L

climbing_rocks1983 - Solo O/S - 27/Feb/10 with Alan, Kieran, Petey

MaxR - Solo - 20/Feb/10

10cm powder with a topping of graupel. 20cm firm compacted snow base layer weakly bonded to powder. Fantastic for front pointing though. Richard broke trail first third I took the the middle thrid and Paul broke through the cornice. Awesome. A futher 20cm snow fell the following night stopped ascents on broad gully next day due to potential avalanche
kiwi boy - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Richard Fox, paul McCloy

Rachel Kingham - 20/Feb/10 with Gareth Harvey

Hidden - Solo - 20/Feb/10

Did this in decent.
Wyn Bach - Solo - 20/Feb/10

in descent
tim newton - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/10

tiga271 - Solo - 13/Feb/10 with climber_medic

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

Hidden - Solo - 12/Feb/10

Got halfway up the line of steps towards the narrower part, before traversing across onto the main face of Y Garn, tending towards C Gully, but not quite reaching it. Nice mixed climbing on alternating rock hard neve, and solid turf. A cracking alpine esque trip.
Hjort - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Jam Mortimer, Sophie Wilmes

Hidden - Solo - 07/Feb/10

jambomotamops - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Sophie, Toby Vye

George Ormerod - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Roger and Kris, Buffy, Clare W

Roger Cruse - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Kris, Buffy, George & Clare

Hidden - 06/Feb/10

Hidden - Solo - Feb/10

descended using this gully
Chris Harding - Solo O/S - 24/Jan/10 with Mick, Paul Lester

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jan/10

snow a little soft brilliant sunshine
chrisbryant - Solo - 08/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Wind inceased to epic proportions near the top blowing huge amounts of spindrift. Large cornice. exited on the left hand side. Wind now screaming, could hardly stand up !!
Mayaculpa - Solo - 29/Dec/09 with Rich Williams, Gabi Smallbone, Paul Stock

Epic day!
bavarianGaz - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/09 with Andy and Ben

Hidden - Solo - 29/Dec/09

Loose snow. Traversed to path where the cornice was smaller to break through.
mitch - Solo O/S - 23/Dec/09 with Lucy Blake

Hidden - Solo - 01/Dec/09

SAF - Solo - Dec/09

Hidden - Solo - 18/Feb/09

texuspete - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/09 with Nicholas Livesey

Nicholas Livesey - Solo - 14/Feb/09 with Peter Machin

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/09

Hidden - Solo - 10/Feb/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/09

A Downing - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Ben Monkton

jogwen - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/09 with andy harbach, Stephen Paulger

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/09

First winter snow gully - won't be my last :-) Snow conditions a bit soft and a fair cornice to break through at the top.
jandyd05 - Solo O/S - 19/Jan/09 with Julie Anglesea

Hidden - Solo - 19/Jan/09

Hidden - Solo - 2009

Winter's coming!
ChalkBall - Solo - 03/Dec/08 with David Hunnisett

Hidden - Solo - 10/Feb/07

Hidden - 2007

Rampikino - Solo - 05/Mar/06

Went up it and then descended it.
Rich Kay - Solo - Mar/06 with sherp

Hidden - Solo - 25/Feb/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Feb/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2006

Hidden - Solo - 2006

Kaiser999 - Solo - Mar/05

ross duffield - Solo - Mar/05 with row

very cold and nice hard neve
Rich Kay - Solo - Feb/05 with sherp

thawing conditions,snow very loose at narrow section.And descent.
Rich Kay - Solo - Feb/05 with westy, sherp

Martyn - Solo O/S - 2005 with James Williams

Hidden - 14/Jan/01

Martyn - Solo O/S - Jan/97 with James Williams

Neil Conway - Lead O/S - 1997 with David Oates

Hidden - Solo - 1980

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