Ticklists: Snowdonia Easy Winter Climbs.
|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
|climbing son||21/Mar||Lead O/S||
Alpine style/moved together
Pitched and moved together No need for crampons but b3s helped Great day descended devils kitchen as darkness fell
Snow came in just before the start and gave it a good covering didnt need to use ice axes or crampons though and moved together
What t superb route best in wales
|Will Jerram||14/Jul/14||Lead β|
Milton Wakefield, Chris Wildblood, Chris Joyce
sorter than expected and a couple of tricky moves but good fun
Descended after ascent of Main Gully Ridge on Glyder Fach with Ben & John. Quite windy, but dry. Good MIA ropework practice and more straight forward than I was expecting.
|Gareth T||30/Mar/13||AltLd O/S||
Alpine Style, Trad for some pitches, moving together for others! Snowy conditions and climbed in B3's - No crampons.
|Ben Hollands||20/Jan/13||Lead O/S||
Good climb with sustained interest through out. Some tough move and good situations. Much harder than the summer route.
Dan the man, Wendy Anderson
Awesome, Giggle all the way up the chimney, then smiling from ear to ear all the way to the top
Nick Gardiner, Chris Densham
|Nigel Robertson||14/Apr/12||Lead rpt||
Moved together with short rope
Moonlit night climb! Beautiful views. Led P2 then moved together
|harry 600||02/Oct/11||2nd rpt||
Another fantastic day.
Lesley (Kent), Andy (Kent), T, Andy Odger
Adam Naylor, Richard Sore
|Matt Adey||17/Apr/11||Lead O/S||
Lovely day, First ever scamble.
Paul Eccles, Gill Eccles, Kay Smith
nice bit of scrambling, hardest part was the beginning
Alternative (steeper) first pitch to the bottom of the chimney, then moving together on upper arete. Good fun!
|Rich Kay||28/Nov/10||Lead O/S||
nice bit of snow on route but by all means no full winter conditions. i used my axe a few times on the assent for hooking when needed but did not see the need for crampons as nothing was even remotely frozen. was a good little route. get in some nice positions when you stick to the arÍte.
First mixed route
Climbed to the end of the difficulties (pitches 1 & 2 combined) then abbed off due to a very lazy start and impending darkness!
Led two students (moved together for most) after pitching and teaching on Idwell slabs. Wet, but not windy.
First grade 3 scamble - greta fun in a stunning setting. Initially 2 pitches trad then moved together to complete.
Inadequate clothing. Very cold.
Some of the hardest mixed, under deep powder I'd ever lead (P1). Very little protection also. P1 was more like IV/4. Great day out in clear, calm conditions. Descent via The Gribin Ridge.
|Steve Hill||01/Jan/10||2nd dnf||
No ice to be seen and we ran out of daylight
|Jim Slater||01/Jan/10||Lead dnf||
Late start, ran out of time so decided to ab off first pitch.
Started up crack system on the right that turned out to be a bit harder than I thought it would be!
Lots of powder snow which made things tricky at times. No need for axes but crampons would have helped on the harder steps high up.
Chimney was awesome, even if I did turn the air blue when my rucksac prevented an involuntary hip-jam being reversed. Done in alpine-style in our boots. I'm giving it the winter grade tick cos there was a fair bit of snow up there today!
Pitched first part. Sure I've done this before.
Cheddar John and Egons Duncs
|Jon Pilling||?/Jul/09||AltLd O/S||
Ben Paull, Jason Balman
hated every minute of this climb, we should of never done it, being my first time on rope - we climbed idwal ordinary route and kept going. to be fair our route finding wasn't much good here and the weather wasn't to clever neither. getting to the top was a huge releif but no sooner had we done it we wanted to attack again to make amends for taking the wrong route. I will be almost certainly be going back to the "Cneifion Arete" to put this one to bed !
In winter conditions, with no winter kit. Deep snow in the cwm. Arete is mainly spiky rock so grip no issue, wading through knee deep snow to get to the route more so. With Ash Green.
lots of snow and hoar
Jean, Neil Griffiths
Verglased with Heavy hoar towards the top
|Richard Gilbert||?/Jan/08||AltLd O/S||
Mostly completed the ridge moving together alpine style, as some sections are rather exposed. A great grade 3 scramble. Definitely worth doing on a not so windy day.
|The Bad Cough||07/Feb/07||AltLd O/S|
Martin Walker, Steve Davis, Kay Smith