150m. Note, this entry is for an ascent of the arete in winter conditions, a separate entry exists for the 'summer' route!

Ticklists: Snowdonia Easy Winter Climbs.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Trace ?/Jul AltLd
chris687 20/Jun -
griffithpatrick 18/Jun 2nd O/S

Queues :/

climbing son 21/Mar Lead O/S

Alpine style/moved together

Hidden 19/Jan AltLd rpt
GStone 17/Jan AltLd O/S

Pitched and moved together No need for crampons but b3s helped Great day descended devils kitchen as darkness fell

Hidden 17/Jan Solo O/S
td72 12/Jan Lead G/U

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

Hidden 27/Dec/14 AltLd
Lil79 29/Nov/14 2nd
Hidden 23/Nov/14 -
hamishjfk ?/Oct/14 AltLd

What t superb route best in wales

Stephen spencer
Hidden ?/Aug/14 2nd β
Will Jerram 14/Jul/14 Lead β
Hidden 18/May/14 AltLd
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Solo
Will Mortimer 09/Mar/14 Solo
Milton Wakefield, Chris Wildblood, Chris Joyce
bendevonport 16/Feb/14 AltLd
rbharries ??/2014 Solo
Hidden 16/Nov/13 Lead
MikeDowsett 16/Nov/13 AltLd
Matt707 12/Oct/13 Solo O/S

sorter than expected and a couple of tricky moves but good fun

Hidden 06/Jul/13 -
carlh 04/May/13 Lead

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
Tim Popplestone
Hidden 03/Mar/13 Lead
TCarrick 09/Feb/13 Solo
JonParton 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Alpine Style, Trad for some pitches, moving together for others! Snowy conditions and climbed in B3's - No crampons.

Carodashes ?/Feb/13 Solo
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
steve.warrington 20/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Awesome, Giggle all the way up the chimney, then smiling from ear to ear all the way to the top

Hidden 20/Jan/13 AltLd rpt
tomdadom 18/Jan/13 2nd dnf
Nick Gardiner, Chris Densham
Jon Ellis 10/Nov/12 -
Hidden 07/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/12 2nd
MoWalker3 20/Aug/12 -
A Crook 05/Aug/12 Lead
bennys89 ?/Jun/12 Solo
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead
stevetheleg 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Lizzy Anderson
Nigel Robertson 14/Apr/12 Lead rpt

Moved together with short rope

miketangokilo ?/Apr/12 Lead dnf
Cardi 02/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Moonlit night climb! Beautiful views. Led P2 then moved together

deklan 30/Jan/12 Lead
Darkskys ??/2012 -
Hidden 18/Dec/11 AltLd
Hidden 18/Dec/11 AltLd
djking1983 22/Oct/11 Solo O/S
harry 600 02/Oct/11 2nd rpt
Peris Roberts
trivett ?/Aug/11 -
Steve ward
sideswiper ?/Aug/11 AltLd β
mick jones
Neil Metcalfe101 30/Jul/11 -

Another fantastic day.

Lesley (Kent), Andy (Kent), T, Andy Odger
eeonz 26/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 03/Jul/11 -
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/11 Lead
Arkel 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Steve Robinson
markriddington 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Adam Naylor, Richard Sore
Matt Adey 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Lovely day, First ever scamble.

DaveAllen 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Andy Parkinson
richard s 26/Mar/11 Lead
Paul Eccles, Gill Eccles, Kay Smith
Hidden 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S
ragabond007 ??/2011 2nd

nice bit of scrambling, hardest part was the beginning

Hidden 20/Dec/10 AltLd
matt0759 20/Dec/10 AltLd
Hidden 14/Dec/10 AltLd
Hidden 04/Dec/10 2nd O/S
edmitchell 04/Dec/10 Lead β

Alternative (steeper) first pitch to the bottom of the chimney, then moving together on upper arete. Good fun!

Pete Graham 29/Nov/10 Solo
Hidden 28/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
Rich Kay 28/Nov/10 Lead O/S


stuart34 28/Nov/10 Lead O/S
samrad 28/Nov/10 Solo

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.

edsankey 28/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

First mixed route

Rob84 28/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Climbed to the end of the difficulties (pitches 1 & 2 combined) then abbed off due to a very lazy start and impending darkness!

scarletlaydy ?/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Richard Yorke
carlh 28/Aug/10 Lead

Led two students (moved together for most) after pitching and teaching on Idwell slabs. Wet, but not windy.

Hidden 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S
lumbard 11/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Prof Rock 01/May/10 -

First grade 3 scamble - greta fun in a stunning setting. Initially 2 pitches trad then moved together to complete.

TimPerkin 01/May/10 Solo
Mark Perkin
Gking ?/May/10 2nd
Hidden 06/Mar/10 Lead O/S
thrutch 26/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 23/Feb/10 AltLd
TerryB 31/Jan/10 2nd O/S
jandyd05 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/10 2nd
Wotcha 17/Jan/10 2nd O/S

Inadequate clothing. Very cold.

Merlin 07/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

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.

Grayham Stephenson
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.

tscoobydoo ?/Jan/10 Solo O/S
phillip belcher
PirateFrog ??/2010 -
tunaficiency ??/2010 Lead O/S
kate surry
TobyA 29/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Started up crack system on the right that turned out to be a bit harder than I thought it would be!

Nicholas Livesey 19/Dec/09 AltLd

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.

Jeff Smith
jaxxman 12/Dec/09 Solo O/S
Steve Taylor, Adrian (Meerkat), Sheldon Webb
andy dunn 28/Nov/09 Solo

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!

Hidden 28/Oct/09 Solo
Feeling bold 17/Oct/09 2nd

Pitched first part. Sure I've done this before.

Cheddar John and Egons Duncs
Hidden 26/Sep/09 -
mtorre 13/Jul/09 -
Hidden 12/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Jon Pilling ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Ben Paull, Jason Balman
Hidden 21/Apr/09 -
mr mills 13/Apr/09 Solo
TerryB 22/Mar/09 2nd O/S
snakes77 07/Mar/09 2nd

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 !

Hidden 08/Feb/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead
MartF 13/Apr/08 AltLd

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.

A Crook 12/Apr/08 AltLd

lots of snow and hoar

deano 16/Feb/08 Solo
Glyn morgan
FrankW 12/Jan/08 Lead β

Verglased with Heavy hoar towards the top

Colin Adams
Richard Gilbert ?/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

In boots

Jerry Ostrowski
guy stabler ??/2008 -
Mike Roach ?/Sep/07 -

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.

Laurence Hicks
simon_williams6 ?/Aug/07 -
The Bad Cough 07/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
Clucky 15/Mar/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jan/06 Lead O/S
richard s 15/Oct/05 2nd
Martin Walker, Steve Davis, Kay Smith
Hidden 14/Aug/03 Solo
Hidden ?/Dec/01 Lead
stokienomad 06/Feb/95 Lead
Hidden 20/Mar/94 Solo
Hidden ??/1994 Solo
NeilGriffiths ??/1994 -
Simon Bennett
stokienomad 27/Feb/93 Lead
babymoac 10/Dec/89 Lead
Iain Thow 02/Mar/85 Solo
biggianthead ?/Sep/82 -
mikej 30/Dec/78 Lead
Mike Mason
High IV
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Style of ascent
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