Broad Gully I/II
[Half way up in deep powder., 1 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Snowdonia Easy Winter Climbs.

Photo: Half way up in deep powder. © Adam T
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First go at winter climbing, not the best nevertheless
BareBears - Solo - 15/Feb/15 with Joe Cresswell, DW2

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/15

spragglerocks - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/15

Chose the do the II/III intro on the ice fall to the right… good ice in places, but temperatures were high and it made for insecure going.
JonnySchofield - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Gareth

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

Loose snow until the very top with occasional patches of ice, but still good fun :)
andrewmcleod - Solo - 07/Feb/15 with Zack Coleman

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

Solo descent
spearing05 - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Andrew

With the variation start. Pitched the gully so I could do my first winter leads!
Harri777 - AltLd - 07/Feb/15 with Megan Beaumont

JdotP - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with The innocent one, Phiran

started up icefall on to the right of the gully then traversed into the gully after a pitch
phildawson - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Ciaran Mullan, John Proctor

Ciaran Mullan - 07/Feb/15 with phildawson

Loose but thin unconsolidated snow the whole way bar 2 steeper steps of ice/hard snow. Would be cool with good snow.
breed - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/15

Gerallt Owain - Solo rpt - 03/Feb/15

AntC - 01/Feb/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Jan/15

Pitched as totally loose snow: not in condition till final 30 metres!!!
John Eley - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Martin o'mahony

First winter ice climb, not in condition. Seconded, we did around 8 pitches
Rotorslap - 2nd - 17/Jan/15 with John Eley

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/14

Not a bad excursion. Colder conditions would have been better to freeze turf, but some good icy snow in places. Climbed a few variants to add interest.
partz - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Alex Battery

could of done with couple more days freezing
sparkybatteryboy - Solo - 29/Dec/14 with matt e

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

Nick Biven - 2014

Andrew will wilson - 2014

Andrew will wilson - 2014

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

smolders - Solo - 07/Apr/13 with Loic

Snow was good where stepped out, rubbish where not. Tried going straight up middle early on through rocks but backed off.
freemanTom - 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

willieash - Lead - Apr/13 with Rob Sutemire

Hidden - Solo - 31/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/13

Down Climbed
JamesWilliams - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/13 with jamesA

Hidden - Solo - 30/Mar/13

Mike.Kinge - 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 - AltLd - Mar/13

Hidden - Solo - 27/Feb/13

djbeaumont - Solo O/S - 26/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 - 2013

Hidden - Solo - 12/Dec/12

Gerallt Owain - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/12 with Eryl Owain

Hidden - Solo - 12/Dec/12

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 O/S - 02/Dec/12

mol - Solo - 02/Dec/12 with Jesse

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

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/12

Pinguville - 2nd O/S - 30/Nov/12 with George

Matt1234 - 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

Tommy Payne - 2nd rpt - 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

bullybones - 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 - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/10

Adam T - Solo - 02/Jan/10 with Rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/10

Hjort - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/10 with Jam Mortimer

jambomotamops - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/10 with Toby Vye

paul birch - 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

indirect start
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

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

Lallylandslider - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/09 with michael doyle

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/09

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

Rich Kay - Solo - Jan/05

Martyn - Solo - 2003 with James Williams

rlrs - AltLd - 2000

alan moore - 2000

Hidden - Lead - Feb/98

paul birch - Mar/97

ed woods - Solo - 1997 with Rob & Winnick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/95

Hidden - Solo - 03/Feb/91

Hidden - Solo - 1980

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