Bit thin on the first pitch making it more challenging. Lovely second pitch with an easy finish.
Palindrome - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13
Climbed the ice pitches of pyramid gully and Carl finished up the mixed arÍte on the right. Far better than battle the powder slopes higher up. I've was in good nick.
kenneM - AltLd - 22/Jan/13 with Carl Davies
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/11
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/11 with Bart
Went to do Gallipoli but not in winter nick. Misha did 1st pitch, steep and narrow at top.I did 2nd pitch - 1st time on Vipers, really good 4. Top pitch long plod up icy steps and neve.Topped out 5pm in dark.
philhilo - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/11 with misha
Had hoped to do Gallipolli but it wasn't looking wintery (just frosty frozen turf) and the ice pitch at the start was missing, so left it for a better day. Pyramid Gully proved to be a good choice. I led P1, which featured dinnerplating ice on the steep section (was trying to create my own axe placements) and generally good footholds. The real challenge was the exit from the steep section as this was pretty thin and the ice was brittle. A bit worrying until I got a very good hook in a crack, which also took a number 1 nut. Very different and, from what I recall, harder than when I did it with Tom last March. Good 4 or easy 5. Phil led P4 up friendlier angled, generally plastic ice, good 3 or easy 4. Followed Adam and Tom, who had a bit more time and did a couple of mixed pitches to the right of the finishing slog. Only started the route at 2.15, topped out at 5.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/11 with Phil
Finished up a buttress right of the gully after the first two pitches. Gave 2 more pitches of sustained mixed climbing rather than plodding up the rest of the gully which looked pretty easy from there on. Definitely recommended!
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/11 with Tom Jumar
Started up iced slabs of Eastern gully inadvertantly in the mist and had to traverse back over to initial ice pillar. Ice was brittle and at top of the pillar a bit rotten which made the final moves up quite delicate. Really nice route despite this. I'd give first steep ice pitch scottish V.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/11 with Steve Grove
P1 had fallen apart at top of steep section (scary), P2 was in great condition and was a pleasure.
wolf.leeb - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/11 with nic
Two cracking ice pitches, the crag to ourselves and blue skies...ace.
Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 05/Jan/11 with Dad
mynyddresident - AltLd - 05/Jan/11 with wolf
Luke Brooks - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Dec/10
ian1234567 - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10
Gustav - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Matt G
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Mar/10
Hidden - Lead - 08/Mar/10
Got to the crag quite late after walking in from Ogwen via a route in Cwm Lloer, so decided to do something quick and easy. Tom led first pitch, which had a short steep step. I did the second pitch, which had a longer but easier angled ice section. Would have been very nice if it hadn't been so chopped up. Tom led through up the easy snow and we moved together for a bit to get to the top. Nice enough route for a short outing.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Tom
philboy - AltLd - 07/Mar/10 with will
uphillnow - AltLd - 06/Mar/10
Excellent route, conditions and curry. Lead pitch 2
jcurley - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/10 with Mike Buddle
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Feb/10
Climbed down easy top section and then back up to the plateau. Unsuccessful attempt to find an ice screw I left at the belay a few days before. Found an offset nut though.
MikeLell - Solo - 25/Feb/10
Led 2nd ice pitch, moved together in the top section. First grade IV and a great route!
MikeLell - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/10
Gethin and Gareth also with us, climbing as a pair
RachelP - 2nd - 21/Feb/10 with Jamie
Poor visiblity, britle ice and heaps of spindrift.
A perfect welsh day!
vincentvega - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/10 with danny robb
BorisVBlade - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Daniel Wong
Awesome conditions. Lots of spindrift.
thecurlyone - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Bernard Lam
Hidden - 30/Jan/10
al99 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/10 with Luke Thomas
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10
I took the second pitch. Not a bad route, awkward crux
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/10 with Thomas Martin
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/10
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jan/10
Proper winter conditions, spin drift and all. Led 2nd pitch. Camped at the base of the cliff that night.
Cardi - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/10 with Steve B
In the dark
MBrear - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/10
ian1234567 - Lead O/S - 2010
Hidden - AltLd - 31/Dec/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/09
Good route to finish a great day!
nicholas Barrowclough - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/06 with Rob Greenwood
Good climbing - rare to get any Welsh winter routes these days
steveb2006 - AltLd - 05/Mar/06 with Valerie Partington
Tom M Williams - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/06 with Britney/beermonkey
one year on from the first time i did this route and conditions nearly identical, fantastic weather and some good ice, a great day out again.
beermonkey - AltLd - 03/Mar/06 with Tom
Ian McNeill - 2006
GuyM - 2006 with ric
Amazing conditions, v.thick ice perfect weather and a final belay in the sunshine stripped to my baselayer! Possibly THE perfect winter day!
beermonkey - AltLd - Mar/05 with andy
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/05
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/00
zero six - Lead O/S - 2000
Hidden - AltLd - 1996
NickJH - 2nd dog - Feb/91 with JThomas
After doing Icefall Gully - The crux is the thin iced wall of the first pitch. Lead this, but the best part of the route are the fantastic ice formations on the next pitch big pitch. Gez leads this.
steveb2006 - AltLd - 25/Jan/86 with Gez Morgan
Tim Sparrow - AltLd - 1986 with Ian Owen
neilh - AltLd - 27/Jan/85 with simon webster