RikPotts - AltLd - 07/Apr/13
Last chance for winter in Wales this year, thawing hard.
Snow conditions varied from quite firm in places to deep unconsolodated powder.
P Rogers - 07/Apr/13 with Sue
Hidden - Solo - 07/Apr/13
Hidden - 07/Apr/13
Snow was good where stepped out, rubbish where not. Tried going straight up middle early on through rocks but backed off.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Solo - 06/Apr/13
soft snow at the begining firmer at the top ice was not in good condition.
andyh79 - Lead - 06/Apr/13
wspinacz32 - Lead - 06/Apr/13 with Karolina
Tricky rock step at start, but nice after this!
S1LL - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/13
First winter gully!
Robbie - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Will Ashton, Ian Cavanagh
tomdadom - Solo - 02/Apr/13
Hidden - Solo - 31/Mar/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/13
JamesWilliams - Solo - 30/Mar/13 with jamesA
Hidden - Solo - 30/Mar/13
Doug_Digby - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/13 with gareth
davebrox - Solo - 30/Mar/13 with Fiona
Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/13
snow ok - soft lower down, firm higher up.
JasonV - Solo - 29/Mar/13
Hidden - Solo - 27/Feb/13
xusa - 2nd - 25/Feb/13 with Gareth Borthwick
Alex.M-M. - Solo O/S - 12/Feb/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13
tomjemmett - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Dave Wilkinson
Hidden - Solo - 27/Jan/13
Snow quite patchy but managed to pass the middle rocky section on the right. Avoided the icy step as it looked like it might come collapse at any minute! Good snow & some frozen turf towards the top of the route.
michaelmurray - Solo - 27/Jan/13 with Matt Myerscough, Ray Birch, James
Marmoset - Solo O/S - 26/Jan/13
Excellent intro to winter mountaineering. Safe but interesting, everyone should climb it.
darrencabowabo - Solo O/S - 26/Jan/13
Excellent climb in Good conditions. Not many opportunities to protect, but not needed.
garethm - Solo - 26/Jan/13
Hidden - Solo - 26/Jan/13
Sarah Welsh - Solo - 26/Jan/13 with Joe Bellows, Eike Mueller, Steve Woollard, Emma Grant
Couple of little ice steps and a pile of unconsolidated snow at the top, breast stroke got me to the top.
Zoomer - Solo - 20/Jan/13
first gully climb. wish it was longer.
android_lloyd - Solo - 19/Jan/13
Hidden - Solo - 12/Dec/12
Gerallt Owain - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/12 with Eryl Owain
Bucket steps in Neve - didn't need axe really...
Tom Hutton - Solo - 12/Dec/12 with dAN
Bomber neve all the way. A couple of steep moves over the step but apart from that straightforward.
stevez - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/12
Hidden - Solo - 11/Dec/12
Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/12
Great route, really enjoyed this..
Frank Blakeley - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/12 with Linda
Top route in reasonably good condition. Matt and Mike's first day of winter mointaineering
CM1992 - Solo - 07/Dec/12 with Mike Newman, Matt Randall
JezzaCat - Solo - 07/Dec/12 with Jonathan
A brilliant day out! First winter tick of the year. Not the best conditions and we were swimming at some points! Never the less a good route.
pepperpot - Solo O/S - 05/Dec/12 with Ralph Atkinson
This was the kind of day where it would be very easy to stay in the car, make excuses and then slip back down the A5 and head back east. But I managed to motivate myself and ignore the wind and head off up the path to Cwm Lloer. The stream was raging, the mud was up and the slog was on, but my mood improved gradually as I climbed up and I knew that I had made the right decision.
The upper slopes were mainly white and very promising, though the temperature was actually quite warm. The lea of Pen Yr Ole Wen meant that I was in the stillness of Ogwen and the promise of some fun in the gullies spurred me on.
So to the Lyn where there was no ice, some slush, some crusty snow and a lot of water. Yet the gullies looked ok. I took on water, stared at the routes and then went for it. Find a good way up, mind the wind on the ridge and get down safely. Happy days.
Rampikino - Solo - 03/Dec/12 with SOLO
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/12
Fiskavaig - Solo - 02/Dec/12 with Paul R
steve-grigg - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/12 with David Webster
magik_bob - Solo - 02/Dec/12
moved together as a 3, with me at the back of the team. really good conditions with plenty of protection if you want it but very soloable.
Webster - AltLd - 02/Dec/12
Roger Cruse - Solo rpt - 02/Dec/12 with Kris, Mark & Helen
maddy92 - 2nd - 02/Dec/12
mol - Solo - 02/Dec/12 with Jesse
Not in proper condition. Soft snow and unfrozen turf made it a bit sketchy. We did choose a harder line to make it more interesting, but probably shouldn't have.
JezH - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/12 with Gwen Lancashire
Double Knee Bar - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/12
Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/12
Hidden - Solo - 01/Dec/12
Hidden - Solo O/S - Dec/12
The first chokstone wasn't very covered so some interesting mixed/ice/snow climbing to get over it. Again, climbed one pitch then moved together. Snow was good but slightly thin towards the top. A really good climb. Topped out to an amazing sunset on Pen Yr Ole Wen.
George_Surf - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/12 with Charlie Sanderson
firthy1234 - Solo O/S - 18/Dec/11
Little AndyH - Solo - 17/Dec/11
loose snow, knee and thigh deep. moved across right to find a way up the gully wall for interest and shallower snow! we tied on and moved together, quite why we bothered i don't know, but i suppose that it meant that i didn't have to carry the whole rope up myself.
Dom Whillans - 17/Dec/11 with a.crook
Plod plod plod. got a little tedious towards the top. Mind you only thing in nick in the whole Cwm
A Crook - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/11 with Dom Stockton
Hidden - Solo - 09/Jan/11
Rosie Henstock - Solo O/S - 08/Jan/11
up, taking right varition. bit of a tech move
climbing_rocks1983 - Solo O/S - 08/Jan/11 with Petey
Hidden - Lead - 08/Jan/11
Long, enjoyable route. Steep at the top. Not many gear placements. Shame about the tragedy which occurred on nearby Hourglass Gully just before we started the route. Very sad to witness the climber's limp body being winched into the helicopter. Made us focus even harder on the climb ahead.
Cornish boy - 2nd O/S - 08/Jan/11 with Ian, Lee
iang74 - 2nd - 08/Jan/11 with Lee Halley
Jamie Light - Solo O/S - 05/Jan/11 with Tony Birtill, Gary Holmes
warm but super solid neve, great conditions
wolf.leeb - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/11
Hidden - Solo - 02/Jan/11
Chockstone near bottom and icy sheet near top.
mysterion - 01/Jan/11
Chubbard - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/10 with C Godfrey
Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Dec/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Dec/10
1st week of snow and ice for 2010, good ice, snow could do with being firmer.
Stuart Wildman - Solo - 30/Nov/10 with Neil, Jon Tan
Hidden - Solo - 29/Nov/10
Glyn Davidson - Solo O/S - 27/Nov/10 with Dan
750 ft of top class daggering and plunging on good solid snow, moving together all the way with runners. Ice fall start not in condition
cragtyke - Lead - 16/Mar/10 with Rog
The Mountain Goat - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/10
Hidden - Solo - 07/Mar/10
Hjort - Solo rpt - 06/Mar/10 with Ant Hall, Shovey Vye
Banked out, very easy. This gets a star for the setting.
ruaidh - Solo - 06/Mar/10 with Zoe
rocket - Solo - 05/Mar/10
Hidden - Solo - 04/Mar/10
Siobhan Vye - Mar/10 with Toby Vye
MaxR - Solo - 21/Feb/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/10
pete.hutchings - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/10
Hidden - Solo rpt - 19/Feb/10
John H Bull - Solo - 18/Feb/10
Nicholas Livesey - Solo - 14/Feb/10 with Ben Robotham, Jim Hobson, Rob Pontefract
Noodles - 12/Feb/10
Hidden - Solo - 10/Feb/10
MikeLell - Solo O/S - 01/Feb/10
JDSwain - Solo O/S - Feb/10
Plod plod plod plod
smallerrich - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Sam, Swain16
Hidden - 24/Jan/10
Hidden - Solo - 17/Jan/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/10
Hidden - Solo - 14/Jan/10
Hidden - Solo - 10/Jan/10
Roger Cruse - Solo O/S - 10/Jan/10 with Kris, Buffy, Andy S & Rich Holt
emlynroberts - Solo - 09/Jan/10 with Ian, Gary Rees Williams
Tom Shaw solo with Jon thorpe, snow conditions improving
thomas - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Jon Thorpe
led the indirect icefall start, thereafter moved together. first time climbing ice, very enjoyable
no_more_scotch_eggs - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/10 with tamsin
Climbed the easier icefall start.
benny_m - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Ali Brown
Variation start up 2nd icy bit to the right - grade III. Glynne led. Gully itself full of powder and people.
theotherpetehill - 09/Jan/10
Hidden - 09/Jan/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10
bennevis - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/10 with paul
Hidden - Solo - 07/Jan/10
Lots of snow, all the pictures of this route on UKC look bare in comparison. Not always the best quality snow, though a good base layer. We skin'd up and rode some powder down the south side of carnedd daffyd which was fantastic.
Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 06/Jan/10 with Fraser
Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Jan/10
Liam FLeming - 06/Jan/10 with Cath Wilson, karen dalzell
Keith Jones - AltLd - 04/Jan/10 with David
jamesh - Solo - 03/Jan/10 with Emily Price
started via the small ice fall to the right grade II/III rest of the gully grade I/II Perfect winter conditions
andy tetsill - Solo - 03/Jan/10
MattKelk - 2nd - 03/Jan/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/10
Adam T - Solo - 02/Jan/10 with Rob
Nice route, moved together as a 3.
Didnt place gear. Snow condition was grauple and powder, so not ideal.
Joss - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/10 with Derek, Jason Vaughan
Hjort - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/10 with Jam Mortimer
jambomotamops - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/10 with Toby Vye
Hidden - Jan/10
Hidden - Solo - Jan/10
samrad - Jan/10 with smallerrich
LeeAkeroyd - Jan/10 with Mayaculpa
Up the ice fall using two walking axes to bag the indirect start. Ice in good condition. The reminder of the gully was full of powdery snow right to the top.
andy dunn - 31/Dec/09 with Bessie, Big Gay Jordo, J
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/09
Mayaculpa - Solo - 30/Dec/09 with Rich Williams, Paul Stock, Lee Akeroyd
Hidden - Solo - 28/Dec/09
Snow fairly unconsolidated. A few interesting ice variations on the right. Saw a Brocken Spectre at the top!
Cardi - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/09 with Pete D
barni - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/09 with Ewan, Justin Hughes
benchwarmer - 2nd O/S - 22/Dec/09 with Owen Barnicott, Justina
indirect start on rope then solo rest
Renegade_Pony - 2nd - 22/Dec/09 with benchwarmer, barni
Hidden - Solo - 14/Feb/09
Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/09
jogwen - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/09 with andy harbach, Stephen Paulger
Led steep and slightly thin ice pitch variation, intense but short lived. Seconded small ice flow on rigth at the narrowing of the gully, a worthwhile diversion. Soloed the final slopes.
Karlos - AltLd - 07/Feb/09 with Tom
fizzychewitt - AltLd - 07/Feb/09 with Jayne and Ali
Lallylandslider - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/09 with michael doyle
Wonderful route, wonderful conditions, wonderful day - blue skies all round. Like being in the Alps
Tom Hutton - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/09 with Vincenam
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/09
Hidden - Lead - 07/Dec/08
Hidden - Solo - 02/Nov/08
Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Oct/08
Ched - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/08 with Roger
Hidden - Solo - 18/Apr/08
Kaiser999 - Solo - Jan/05
Templeton Adams - Solo - Jan/05
Martyn - Solo - 2003 with James Williams
rlrs - AltLd - 2000
Hidden - Lead - Feb/98
Hidden - Mar/97
ed woods - Solo - 1997 with Rob & Winnick
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/95
Hidden - Solo - 1980