Cneifion Arete** III 3/4
[Enjoying a good mountain day in Ogwen, 4 kb]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.

Photo: Enjoying a good mountain day in Ogwen © A Mountain Journey
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This climb is in 137 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Trace - AltLd - Jul/15 with Monkey_Alan

Hidden - 20/Jun/15

Queues :/
griffithpatrick - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/15

Alpine style/moved together
climbing son - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 19/Jan/15

Pitched and moved together No need for crampons but b3s helped Great day descended devils kitchen as darkness fell
GStone - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Dan Bennett

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Jan/15

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
td72 - Lead G/U - 12/Jan/15

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Dec/14

Lil79 - 2nd - 29/Nov/14

Hidden - 23/Nov/14

What t superb route best in wales
hamishjfk - AltLd - Oct/14 with Stephen spencer

Hidden - 2nd β - Aug/14

Will Jerram - Lead β - 14/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 18/May/14

Hidden - Solo - 09/Mar/14

Will Mortimer - Solo - 09/Mar/14 with Milton Wakefield, Chris Wildblood, Chris Joyce

bendevonport - AltLd - 16/Feb/14

rbharries - Solo - 2014

Hidden - Lead - 16/Nov/13

MikeDowsett - AltLd - 16/Nov/13 with Ben Devonport, Colin Harper

sorter than expected and a couple of tricky moves but good fun
Matt707 - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/13

Hidden - 06/Jul/13

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.
carlh - Lead - 04/May/13

Gareth T - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Tim Popplestone

Hidden - Lead - 03/Mar/13

TCarrick - Solo - 09/Feb/13

Alpine Style, Trad for some pitches, moving together for others! Snowy conditions and climbed in B3's - No crampons.
JonParton - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/13 with David Maddison

Carodashes - Solo - Feb/13

Good climb with sustained interest through out. Some tough move and good situations. Much harder than the summer route.
Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/13 with 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
steve.warrington - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/13 with Nik Goile

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 20/Jan/13

tomdadom - 2nd dnf - 18/Jan/13 with Nick Gardiner, Chris Densham

Jon Ellis - 10/Nov/12 with Chris Ellis Jr, James Ellis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/12

MoWalker3 - 20/Aug/12 with DaveB

A Crook - Lead - 05/Aug/12 with Dave Garry, Dom Stockton

bennys89 - Solo - Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/12

stevetheleg - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Lizzy Anderson

Moved together with short rope
Nigel Robertson - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/12

miketangokilo - Lead dnf - Apr/12

Moonlit night climb! Beautiful views. Led P2 then moved together
Cardi - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/12 with Tom R

deklan - Lead - 30/Jan/12 with dad

Darkskys - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Dec/11

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Dec/11

djking1983 - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/11

harry 600 - 2nd rpt - 02/Oct/11 with Peris Roberts

trivett - Aug/11 with Steve ward

sideswiper - AltLd β - Aug/11 with mick jones

Another fantastic day.
Neil Metcalfe101 - 30/Jul/11 with Lesley (Kent), Andy (Kent), T, Andy Odger

eeonz - AltLd - 26/Jul/11 with James Ashworth

Hidden - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/11

Arkel - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Steve Robinson

markriddington - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Adam Naylor, Richard Sore

Lovely day, First ever scamble.
Matt Adey - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

DaveAllen - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Andy Parkinson

richard s - Lead - 26/Mar/11 with Paul Eccles, Gill Eccles, Kay Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11

nice bit of scrambling, hardest part was the beginning
ragabond007 - 2nd - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Dec/10

matt0759 - AltLd - 20/Dec/10 with JamesA

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Dec/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Dec/10

Alternative (steeper) first pitch to the bottom of the chimney, then moving together on upper arete. Good fun!
edmitchell - Lead β - 04/Dec/10 with Yashvi Wimasalesna

Pete Graham - Solo - 29/Nov/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Nov/10

Rich Kay - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/10 with Darren H

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/10

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.
samrad - Solo - 28/Nov/10

First mixed route
edsankey - AltLd O/S - 28/Nov/10 with DOM

Climbed to the end of the difficulties (pitches 1 & 2 combined) then abbed off due to a very lazy start and impending darkness!
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/10 with Flash

scarletlaydy - 2nd O/S - Sep/10 with Richard Yorke

Led two students (moved together for most) after pitching and teaching on Idwell slabs. Wet, but not windy.
carlh - Lead - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10

lumbard - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/10

First grade 3 scamble - greta fun in a stunning setting. Initially 2 pitches trad then moved together to complete.
Prof Rock - 01/May/10

TimPerkin - Solo - 01/May/10 with Mark Perkin

Gking - 2nd - May/10 with Martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10

thrutch - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/10

TerryB - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Mark F

jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Julie Anglesea

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jan/10

Inadequate clothing. Very cold.
Wotcha - 2nd O/S - 17/Jan/10

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.
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/10 with Grayham Stephenson

No ice to be seen and we ran out of daylight
Steve Hill - 2nd dnf - 01/Jan/10 with Jim Slater, Andy White

Late start, ran out of time so decided to ab off first pitch.
Jim Slater - Lead dnf - 01/Jan/10 with Steve Hill, Andy White

tscoobydoo - Solo O/S - Jan/10 with phillip belcher

PirateFrog - 2010

tunaficiency - Lead O/S - 2010 with kate surry

Started up crack system on the right that turned out to be a bit harder than I thought it would be!
TobyA - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/09 with Matthew Higginson

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.
Nicholas Livesey - AltLd - 19/Dec/09 with Jeff Smith

jaxxman - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Steve Taylor, Adrian (Meerkat), Sheldon Webb

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!
andy dunn - Solo - 28/Nov/09 with J

Hidden - Solo - 28/Oct/09

Pitched first part. Sure I've done this before.
Feeling bold - 2nd - 17/Oct/09 with Cheddar John and Egons Duncs

Hidden - 26/Sep/09

mtorre - 13/Jul/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/09

Jon Pilling - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with Ben Paull, Jason Balman

Hidden - 21/Apr/09

mr mills - Solo - 13/Apr/09 with Chris

TerryB - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Mark F

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 !
snakes77 - 2nd - 07/Mar/09 with Monkey1

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Feb/09

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/08

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.
MartF - AltLd - 13/Apr/08

lots of snow and hoar
A Crook - AltLd - 12/Apr/08 with Jean, Neil Griffiths

deano - Solo - 16/Feb/08 with Glyn morgan

Verglased with Heavy hoar towards the top
FrankW - Lead β - 12/Jan/08 with Colin Adams

In boots
Richard Gilbert - AltLd O/S - Jan/08 with Jerry Ostrowski

guy stabler - 2008

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.
Mike Roach - Sep/07 with Laurence Hicks

simon_williams6 - Aug/07

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/07 with John Sealey, John Nesbitt

Clucky - Solo O/S - 15/Mar/06 with Drew Withey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/06

richard s - 2nd - 15/Oct/05 with Martin Walker, Steve Davis, Kay Smith

Hidden - Solo - 14/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead - Dec/01

stokienomad - Lead - 06/Feb/95

Hidden - Solo - 20/Mar/94

Hidden - Solo - 1994

NeilGriffiths - 1994 with Simon Bennett

stokienomad - Lead - 27/Feb/93

babymoac - Lead - 10/Dec/89 with Kathy

Iain Thow - Solo - 02/Mar/85

biggianthead - Sep/82 with M

mikej - Lead - 30/Dec/78 with Mike Mason

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