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Ticklists: Snowdonia Easy Winter Climbs.

BareBears 15/Feb Solo

First go at winter climbing, not the best nevertheless

with Joe Cresswell, DW2
Hidden 08/Feb Solo O/S
spragglerocks 08/Feb Solo O/S
JonnySchofield 07/Feb AltLd O/S

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.

with Gareth
Hidden 07/Feb Solo O/S
andrewmcleod 07/Feb Solo

Loose snow until the very top with occasional patches of ice, but still good fun :)

Hidden 07/Feb Solo O/S
spearing05 07/Feb Solo O/S

Solo descent

with Andrew
Harri777 07/Feb AltLd

With the variation start. Pitched the gully so I could do my first winter leads!

with Megan Beaumont
JdotP 07/Feb AltLd O/S
with The innocent one, Phiran
phildawson 07/Feb AltLd O/S

started up icefall on to the right of the gully then traversed into the gully after a pitch

Ciaran Mullan 07/Feb -
breed 03/Feb Solo O/S

Loose but thin unconsolidated snow the whole way bar 2 steeper steps of ice/hard snow. Would be cool with good snow.

Gerallt Owain 03/Feb Solo rpt
Hidden 01/Feb -
Hidden 31/Jan Solo O/S
John Eley 17/Jan Lead O/S

Pitched as totally loose snow: not in condition till final 30 metres!!!

Rotorslap 17/Jan 2nd

First winter ice climb, not in condition. Seconded, we did around 8 pitches

Hidden 30/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Dec/14 Lead O/S
SamP88 30/Dec/14 Solo

Snowy and warm

with Alex R
partz 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S

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.

sparkybatteryboy 29/Dec/14 Solo

could of done with couple more days freezing

with matt e
Hidden 28/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Nick Biven ??/2014 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2014 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2014 -
RikPotts 07/Apr/13 AltLd
P Rogers 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.

with Sue
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 07/Apr/13 -
smolders 07/Apr/13 Solo
with Loic
freemanTom 06/Apr/13 Solo

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

andyh79 06/Apr/13 Lead

soft snow at the begining firmer at the top ice was not in good condition.

wspinacz32 06/Apr/13 Lead
with Karolina
S1LL 05/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Tricky rock step at start, but nice after this!

Robbie 04/Apr/13 2nd O/S

First winter gully!

with Will Ashton, Ian Cavanagh
tomdadom 02/Apr/13 Solo


willieash ?/Apr/13 Lead
with Rob Sutemire
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 30/Mar/13 2nd O/S
JamesWilliams 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S

Down Climbed

with jamesA
Hidden 30/Mar/13 Solo
Mike.Kinge 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with gareth
davebrox 30/Mar/13 Solo
with Fiona
Hidden 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S
JasonV 29/Mar/13 Solo

snow ok - soft lower down, firm higher up.

Hidden ?/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 27/Feb/13 Solo
djbeaumont 26/Feb/13 Solo O/S
xusa 25/Feb/13 2nd
Alex.M-M. 12/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
tomjemmett 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Dave Wilkinson
Hidden 27/Jan/13 Solo
michaelmurray 27/Jan/13 Solo

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.

with Matt Myerscough, Ray Birch, James
Marmoset 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S
darrencabowabo 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Excellent intro to winter mountaineering. Safe but interesting, everyone should climb it.

garethm 26/Jan/13 Solo

Excellent climb in Good conditions. Not many opportunities to protect, but not needed.

Hidden 26/Jan/13 Solo
Sarah Welsh 26/Jan/13 Solo
Zoomer 20/Jan/13 Solo

Couple of little ice steps and a pile of unconsolidated snow at the top, breast stroke got me to the top.

android_lloyd 19/Jan/13 Solo

first gully climb. wish it was longer.

Hidden ??/2013 Solo
Hidden 12/Dec/12 Solo
Gerallt Owain 12/Dec/12 Solo O/S
with Eryl Owain
Hidden 12/Dec/12 Solo
stevez 11/Dec/12 Solo O/S

Bomber neve all the way. A couple of steep moves over the step but apart from that straightforward.

Hidden 11/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Frank Blakeley 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S

Great route, really enjoyed this..

with Linda
CM1992 07/Dec/12 Solo

Top route in reasonably good condition. Matt and Mike's first day of winter mointaineering

with Mike Newman, Matt Randall
JezzaCat 07/Dec/12 Solo
with Jonathan
pepperpot 05/Dec/12 Solo O/S

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.

with Ralph Atkinson
Rampikino 03/Dec/12 Solo

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.

with SOLO
Hidden 02/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Fiskavaig 02/Dec/12 Solo
with Paul R
steve-grigg 02/Dec/12 Lead O/S
magik_bob 02/Dec/12 Solo
Webster 02/Dec/12 AltLd

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.

Roger Cruse 02/Dec/12 Solo rpt
with Kris, Mark & Helen
maddy92 02/Dec/12 2nd O/S
mol 02/Dec/12 Solo
with Jesse
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Double Knee Bar 01/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden ?/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Pinguville 30/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with George
Matt1234 18/Dec/11 Solo O/S
Little AndyH 17/Dec/11 Solo


Dom Whillans 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.

with a.crook
A Crook 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Plod plod plod. got a little tedious towards the top. Mind you only thing in nick in the whole Cwm

Hidden 09/Jan/11 Solo
Rosie Henstock 08/Jan/11 Solo O/S
climbing_rocks1983 08/Jan/11 Solo O/S

up, taking right varition. bit of a tech move

with Petey
Hidden 08/Jan/11 Lead
Cornish boy 08/Jan/11 2nd O/S

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.

with Ian, Lee
iang74 08/Jan/11 2nd
Jamie Light 05/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with Tony Birtill, Gary Holmes
wolf.leeb 03/Jan/11 Solo O/S

warm but super solid neve, great conditions

Hidden 02/Jan/11 Solo
mysterion 01/Jan/11 -

Chockstone near bottom and icy sheet near top.

Tommy Payne ?/Jan/11 2nd rpt
Chubbard 28/Dec/10 Solo O/S
with C Godfrey
Hidden 14/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Stuart Wildman 30/Nov/10 Solo

1st week of snow and ice for 2010, good ice, snow could do with being firmer.

with Neil, Jon Tan
Hidden 29/Nov/10 Solo
Glyn Davidson 27/Nov/10 Solo O/S
with Dan
cragtyke 16/Mar/10 Lead

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

with Rog
The Mountain Goat 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/10 Solo
Hjort 06/Mar/10 Solo rpt
with Ant Hall, Shovey Vye
ruaidh 06/Mar/10 Solo

Banked out, very easy. This gets a star for the setting.

with Zoe
rocket 05/Mar/10 Solo
Hidden 04/Mar/10 Solo
Siobhan Vye ?/Mar/10 -
MaxR 21/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden 20/Feb/10 Solo O/S
pete.hutchings 20/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/10 Solo rpt
bullybones 18/Feb/10 Solo
Nicholas Livesey 14/Feb/10 Solo
with Ben Robotham, Jim Hobson, Rob Pontefract
Noodles 12/Feb/10 -
Hidden 10/Feb/10 Solo
MikeLell 01/Feb/10 Solo O/S
JDSwain ?/Feb/10 Solo O/S
smallerrich 30/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Plod plod plod plod

with Sam, Swain16
Hidden 24/Jan/10 -
Hidden 17/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 14/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 10/Jan/10 Solo
Roger Cruse 10/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with Kris, Buffy, Andy S & Rich Holt
emlynroberts 09/Jan/10 Solo
with Ian, Gary Rees Williams
thomas 09/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Tom Shaw solo with Jon thorpe, snow conditions improving

with Jon Thorpe
no_more_scotch_eggs 09/Jan/10 Lead O/S

led the indirect icefall start, thereafter moved together. first time climbing ice, very enjoyable

with tamsin
benny_m 09/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Climbed the easier icefall start.

theotherpetehill 09/Jan/10 -

Variation start up 2nd icy bit to the right - grade III. Glynne led. Gully itself full of powder and people.

Hidden 09/Jan/10 -
Hidden 09/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
bennevis 08/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with paul
Hidden 07/Jan/10 Solo
Ewan Russell 06/Jan/10 Solo O/S

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.

with Fraser
Hidden 06/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Liam FLeming 06/Jan/10 -
with Cath Wilson, karen dalzell
Keith Jones 04/Jan/10 AltLd
with David
jamesh 03/Jan/10 Solo
with Emily Price
andy tetsill 03/Jan/10 Solo

started via the small ice fall to the right grade II/III rest of the gully grade I/II Perfect winter conditions

MattKelk 03/Jan/10 2nd
Hidden 03/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Adam T 02/Jan/10 Solo
with Rob
Hidden 02/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hjort 01/Jan/10 Solo O/S
jambomotamops 01/Jan/10 Solo O/S
paul birch ?/Jan/10 -
Hidden ?/Jan/10 Solo
samrad ?/Jan/10 -
LeeAkeroyd ?/Jan/10 -
andy dunn 31/Dec/09 -

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.

with Bessie, Big Gay Jordo, J
Hidden 31/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Mayaculpa 30/Dec/09 Solo
with Rich Williams, Paul Stock, Lee Akeroyd
Hidden 28/Dec/09 Solo
Cardi 28/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Snow fairly unconsolidated. A few interesting ice variations on the right. Saw a Brocken Spectre at the top!

with Pete D
barni 22/Dec/09 Lead O/S

indirect start

benchwarmer 22/Dec/09 2nd O/S
Renegade_Pony 22/Dec/09 2nd

indirect start on rope then solo rest

Hidden 14/Feb/09 Solo
Hidden 14/Feb/09 Solo O/S
jogwen 14/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Karlos 07/Feb/09 AltLd

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.

with Tom
fizzychewitt 07/Feb/09 AltLd
with Jayne and Ali
Hidden 07/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Lallylandslider 06/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Dec/08 Lead
Hidden 02/Nov/08 Solo
Hidden 29/Oct/08 Solo O/S
Ched 18/Apr/08 Solo O/S
with Roger
Hidden 18/Apr/08 Solo
Kaiser999 ?/Jan/05 Solo
Rich Kay ?/Jan/05 Solo
Martyn ??/2003 Solo
with James Williams
rlrs ??/2000 AltLd
alan moore ??/2000 -
Hidden ?/Feb/98 Lead
paul birch ?/Mar/97 -
ed woods ??/1997 Solo
with Rob & Winnick
Hidden 09/Mar/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/91 Solo
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
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