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.

Tom Twin Jones 04/May Solo
with gareth chalker
Storme 16/Apr -
with Flick Hughes, Becky Egglestone
doyle12 12/Mar -
TCarrick 16/Feb -
Hidden 14/Feb 2nd O/S
BStar 13/Feb AltLd β

Awesome day on the ridge, not the most wintery conditions but good enough for us.

Rachael88 13/Feb 2nd

Amazing day out. No crampons required. Had the ice axe handy.

with Adam
Trevers 13/Feb AltLd

Alternated leads with Adam, with some sections moving together. Not full winter conditions, but enough snow to make some sections a bit spicy. Great day out!

twodada 12/Feb Solo O/S

good day, snow cover from around 600m, but a bit loose. No need for tools and spikes lower down. Would be of benifit towards mid height.

with Julian Bridle
JulianB 12/Feb Solo O/S

Good conditions - crampons needed from half-way, axe helpful in places. Some very exposed moves. Very blowy at the top

with Paul Callaghan
Hidden ?/Feb AltLd
JenShelley 17/Jan AltLd O/S
with Jez
Andrew Sloan 28/Dec/15 Solo
with Agnes
Chrissy202 21/Nov/15 Lead dnf

Sideways snow and not enough time... had to back off after pitch 1!

with Charlie P
Trace ?/Jul/15 AltLd
chris687 20/Jun/15 -
griffithpatrick 18/Jun/15 2nd O/S

Queues :/

climbing son 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Alpine style/moved together

Hidden 19/Jan/15 AltLd rpt
GStone 17/Jan/15 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/15 Solo O/S
td72 12/Jan/15 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
Lil 29/Nov/14 2nd
Hidden 23/Nov/14 -
hamishjfk ?/Oct/14 AltLd

What t superb route best in wales

with 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
with 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
with 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.

Ccmilree ?/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Tom
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.

with 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
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 -
with DaveB
A Crook 05/Aug/12 Lead
bennys89 ?/Jun/12 Solo
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead
SteveHi 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with 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

with Tom R
deklan 30/Jan/12 Lead
with dad
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
with Peris Roberts
trivett ?/Aug/11 -
with Steve ward
sideswiper ?/Aug/11 AltLd β
with mick jones
Neil Metcalfe101 30/Jul/11 -

Another fantastic day.

with 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
with Steve Robinson
markriddington 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Adam Naylor, Richard Sore
Matt Adey 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Lovely day, First ever scamble.

DaveAllen 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Andy Parkinson
richard s 26/Mar/11 Lead
with 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
with JamesA
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

with DOM
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!

with Flash
scarletlaydy ?/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with 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
with Mark Perkin
Gking ?/May/10 2nd
with Martin
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
with Mark F
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.

with 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
with phillip belcher
PirateFrog ??/2010 -
tunaficiency ??/2010 Lead O/S
with 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.

with Jeff Smith
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Solo O/S
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!

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

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

with 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
with Ben Paull, Jason Balman
Hidden 21/Apr/09 -
mr mills 13/Apr/09 Solo
with Chris
TerryB 22/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Mark F
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 !

with Monkey1
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

with Jean, Neil Griffiths
deano 16/Feb/08 Solo
with Glyn morgan
FrankW 12/Jan/08 Lead β

Verglased with Heavy hoar towards the top

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

In boots

with 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.

with Laurence Hicks
simon_williams6 ?/Aug/07 -
The Bad Cough 07/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
jon22 07/Feb/07 AltLd
Clucky 15/Mar/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jan/06 Lead O/S
richard s 15/Oct/05 2nd
with 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 -
with Simon Bennett
stokienomad 27/Feb/93 Lead
babymoac 10/Dec/89 Lead
with Kathy
Iain Thow 02/Mar/85 Solo
biggianthead ?/Sep/82 -
with M
mikej 30/Dec/78 Lead
with Mike Mason
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