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Ticklists: Snowdonia Easy Winter Climbs.

tommylongfellow 22/Nov Solo
Hidden 02/May Solo O/S
Ian Campbell 02/May Solo O/S

Climbed in summer, conditions of winter!

Dommant91 14/Mar Solo

Some slippy bits and slightly exposed at points. Overall good.

MPSBunny 08/Feb Solo O/S

Nice scramble with quality weather. There was snow on the ground and ice in the cracks but was able to happily scramble up most sections without crampons (the odd section felt quite bold).

Hidden 08/Feb Solo O/S
cubehead 08/Feb Solo

Fantastic weather - blue skies and no wind. Fair amount of snow but it's still quite powdery and not well consolidated.

Hidden 06/Feb Solo O/S
andrewmcleod 06/Feb Solo
Heather Osborne 03/Feb Solo
Redwall ?/Feb Solo
John Eley 31/Jan Solo

Loose snow, strong winds and agonising toothache!!

Hidden 25/Jan Sent dnf
lee1234 24/Jan Solo O/S
cathymiller 24/Jan -
simonscubadiver 19/Jan Lead β

Ice at all levels made some of the steps interesting for Richard on his first winter outing

with Richard Scamans
fuzzysheep01 18/Jan Solo O/S
with MMC
summerse 18/Jan Solo β
Karlos 18/Jan Solo
with MMC
TomGB 18/Jan Solo
with Pierce Ferris, Pete Nielsen, Vicki Cox, Stewart Moody, Joe
Hidden 18/Jan Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Jan Solo
rob malik 17/Jan -

Reached the summit on a break of the bad weather. Some sleet showers and cold wind. great challenge.

crag_hopper_Jay 04/Jan Solo
bullwinkle 03/Jan Solo O/S
Dale Finnie ??/2015 Solo
climber34neil 30/Dec/14 Solo

Great day out, climbed with glenn

Matthew Martin Wsm 29/Dec/14 Solo rpt

Plenty of snow and verglas made it a bit more interesting, lovely morning on a beautiful mountain, precursor to going to Scotland where the ice axe and crampons will come out of the bag! :)

with Ash payne, marc fenton, ian marshall
DaveHall246 29/Dec/14 Solo

Plenty of snow and a well-trodden path all the way. Avoided the awkward step by traversing left and going up the gully.

tom bre 29/Dec/14 2nd rpt

Paul led top tower pitch. Previously soloed

The Bad Cough 28/Dec/14 Solo rpt
with Adam Graham, Agnes Kowal, John Nesbitt
spearing05 13/Dec/14 -

Good covering of snow and some verglass. pitched one short section then moved together for the rest with occasional direct belays off a spike/boulder

with Andrew
Hidden 13/Dec/14 -
Hidden 13/Dec/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Dec/14 -
Babika 06/Dec/14 Solo

carried axe and crampons but not needed. Light scattered snow on ridge and more on summit

with Sean Toms
cragtyke 16/Feb/14 -

great day, sunny, little wind, roped up for one short section on north tower direct as snow powdery.

with Ross
magsb 16/Feb/14 Solo

Done unintentionally without crampons/ice axes.

Deezel65 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S
stokienomad 15/Feb/14 Solo

Lots of deep snow and gale force winds. With Ian and Scott.

Josh Plimbley 04/Feb/14 Solo rpt

Winter Mountaineering with PYB.

ADConway 02/Feb/14 -

Practised moving together

Hidden 02/Feb/14 AltLd
peachos 02/Feb/14 Solo

New year, new gear, lots of fun.

scottidog 02/Feb/14 Solo
Darrengold 27/Jan/14 -
with Rainhill Rangers
saraguti 11/Jan/14 Solo


with marco
lost.arrow 11/Jan/14 Solo
Hidden 10/Apr/13 Solo
Prof. Outdoors 06/Apr/13 Solo
shed_hed 01/Apr/13 Solo
efetunc ?/Apr/13 -

Superb for practising alpine techniques (moving together, short roping, etc).

PerrinT 31/Mar/13 Solo

Lovely weather, lots of snow, did some of the harder scrambling on the first ridges but went round the left of the nose to go straight up the notch gully and avoid the drop into the notch (wish we hadn't, not many / any previous people had and seemed harder than the rest)

with Emma
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Solo
Jayzen 31/Mar/13 -
with Paul Hardy
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Matt250 31/Mar/13 Solo
Stefan Trebicki 30/Mar/13 -

Perfect winter conditions

with Mike, Jim Symon, Liam Brady
Matt Schwarz 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S

awesome alpine day!

phillipjohnson 30/Mar/13 Solo
ladymuck 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Ade7 30/Mar/13 Solo
blue-icefox 30/Mar/13 AltLd

Perfect winter conditions. Ice axe and crampons required. Alpine style ascent of pinnacles, soloed before that.

with Graham
Hidden 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/13 Solo
2010_graham 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Gareth T 29/Mar/13 Solo
with Tim Popplestone
Mike.Kinge 29/Mar/13 -
with gareth
JonesJ 29/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 28/Mar/13 Solo
lewk_c 28/Mar/13 Solo O/S
SAF 26/Mar/13 -
with Ben Moody
Alex.M-M. 24/Mar/13 Solo
JasonV 24/Mar/13 Solo

deep powder snow

CM1992 20/Mar/13 Solo

Lots of powder!

Binder 17/Mar/13 Solo

Lovely! About 6 inches of powder, nothing consolidated.

with David B, Chiz, Harri K, Toby
gravity 17/Mar/13 Solo

Great fun. Didn't take crampons or ice axe. To be honest, didn't really need them as the snow was soft but not too slippery.

with Chiz Harward, Harriet Kirk, George, David
Roger Cruse 17/Mar/13 AltLd rpt
with Kris
Harri777 17/Mar/13 Solo
with Binder
mcgovern 16/Mar/13 Solo

lots of snow, no ice. really fun

Alessandro Tentori 13/Mar/13 Solo O/S

spindrift, snow conditions partially ok, partially too soft

gavinpeach 10/Mar/13 -
with James, Steph, Max Pendleton
Hidden 02/Mar/13 -
TommyMcG ?/Mar/13 -
TAG_UTLEY ?/Mar/13 Solo
with Colin
yelotango ?/Mar/13 Solo

as descent from Glyders

Hidden 24/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Felix Ottey 23/Feb/13 Solo O/S
jezzeroo 20/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Chri Skerratt, mark mason
mksmith35 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Ragingpossum 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S

No crampons or ice axes used, snow was unconsolidated and melting. Definitely not in. More like a wet summer scramble.

Hidden 08/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Dirty Knees 08/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Jamiet297 08/Feb/13 -

Not fully frozen but lots of snow

sheelba 26/Jan/13 Solo
Puma 26/Jan/13 Solo

More wet mush than snow, not really in winter condition but a good day out never the less. Descended the south side of Tryfan, looked at bristly ridge but decided to leave it for a less rainy day.

Jamie Brown 26/Jan/13 Solo

Very wet snow, and not that much of it. Slippery in places but no need for crampons. Cracking day out.

TCarrick 24/Jan/13 -
Webster 24/Jan/13 Solo

with 1 axe and no crampons most of the way

Croakinglizard 24/Jan/13 -

Great day with perfect weather

Lil_Pete 24/Jan/13 -

Perfect day of fluffy, deep powder. No need for crampons as nothing consolidated or icy underfoot.

Hidden 19/Jan/13 Solo
Glyn Davidson 19/Jan/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 19/Jan/13 Solo rpt
r.greaves 19/Jan/13 -
with bob ellis
android_lloyd 18/Jan/13 Solo

Didn't see a soul all day. Up and down from camp in 5.5 hours. a lot of powder

lost.arrow 13/Jan/13 -
Hidden 01/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 01/Jan/13 Solo
alooker ?/Jan/13 -
Hidden ?/Jan/13 Solo
bleddynmawr ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
MarkCunnington 30/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Double Knee Bar 08/Dec/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S
jimmysdead 02/Dec/12 -
with Rhi, Alec
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Solo
DannyK 01/Dec/12 Lead rpt
with chrislgk, Katie
bvilsue 18/Nov/12 -

snow and ice above 500m or so but no need for ice axe or crampons. Always a great route

Hidden 03/Feb/12 Solo O/S
tunaficiency 28/Jan/12 Solo O/S
with kate surry
Hidden 28/Jan/12 Solo
herman0055 28/Jan/12 -
Hidden 27/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden 23/Jan/12 Solo rpt
buxtoncoffeelover ?/Jan/12 Solo
bvilsue ?/Jan/12 -

First winter ascent of Tryfan by the North Ridge. A bit slippery but no need for crampons or ice axe. I love this route!

williamsd79 18/Dec/11 Solo O/S
with Nick Clegg
Hidden 17/Dec/11 Solo
dtbrad 15/Dec/11 -

Heavy rain at the bottom, snow fall and ice from about half way up

Dingchav 15/Dec/11 -
cwildblood 10/Dec/11 Solo O/S
SteveoS 10/Dec/11 Solo
Hidden 06/Dec/11 Solo
BenRyle 05/Dec/11 Solo
Hidden 05/Dec/11 -
Hidden 19/May/11 Solo
Hidden 03/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 09/Jan/11 Solo
jshields 03/Jan/11 Solo
tompilgrem 02/Jan/11 Solo O/S

First day out in winter. Nice day, few awkward icy steps on verglass. Fun though.

bobpilgrem 02/Jan/11 Solo

First winter route-with Tom- an easy grade 1 today.

Cadairmanuk ?/Jan/11 -
Hidden ?/Jan/11 Solo O/S
johnwoo ?/Jan/11 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Sy Finch 31/Dec/10 Solo O/S

Awesome route in winter. The gully avoiding the north tower was fun, but slightly worrying as i had no crampons on and no ice axe either.

Hidden 28/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Dec/10 Solo
Hidden 18/Dec/10 Solo
Goose4 12/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Matt1234 12/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Zoomer 11/Dec/10 Solo

Bare low down but slushy the higher we went. Carried on with the Horseshoe.

gingergeorge 11/Dec/10 Solo
JamieTown 10/Dec/10 Solo
tim_mcd 05/Dec/10 Solo
with cmsg
Hidden 05/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Tom Hecht 05/Dec/10 -

A tiring yet satisfying ascent - North Tower provided the greatest obstacle being very tricky to gain good purchase on some of the moves. Splendid setting and excellent to combine with Bristly Ridge later on.

nikinko 05/Dec/10 Solo

deep unconsolidated snow. lots of blue sky and sun with the Glyders and Carneddau envelpoed in clag. amazing.

with liam
Clay C 05/Dec/10 Solo

With lots of freshers who hadnt scrambled or worn crampons before, slow!

aipattison 05/Dec/10 Solo O/S
catemuir 05/Dec/10 Solo

A lovely route and a beautiful day!

cmsg 05/Dec/10 Solo O/S

Powder. Lots of powder.

TDembrey 05/Dec/10 Solo
Hidden 05/Dec/10 -
Hidden 03/Dec/10 Solo β
Stuart Hurworth 01/Dec/10 Solo O/S

Lots and lots and lots of snow!!! Very soft, did it without crampons and was ok but had a trekking pole to probe snow underfoot. Proved tricky on descent without crampons though!!! lots of sliding. Abseiled down grooved arete to retrieve lost gear few weeks earlier got it all back although proved tough to rack as it was all frozen solid! good fun day out.

Hidden 01/Dec/10 Solo
Hidden 28/Nov/10 Solo
Rampikino 28/Nov/10 Solo

Still, cold, crisp and clear. Great day to do this route.

with Cat
Mike Peacock 27/Nov/10 Solo
Hidden 27/Nov/10 Solo rpt
stuart34 27/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Nov/10 Solo
Hidden 27/Nov/10 Solo rpt
TGreen 27/Nov/10 Solo rpt
thetradlad 27/Nov/10 Solo O/S
with Tom Green, Martin Green, Rosie Henstock, Philip Pavey, Rose Williams
Rosie Henstock 27/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Rob84 27/Nov/10 Solo rpt
with Flash, Stu Inchley, Alex Pickard
Hidden 27/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Nov/10 Solo
Hidden 25/Nov/10 Solo O/S
andy dunn 04/Apr/10 Solo

didn't stumble across the chimney section that I did last time - i'm not sure i'll ever take the same route twice up this thing...

with J
muttley_109 02/Apr/10 Solo
Gerlach 02/Apr/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Solo
LesserTrochanter 13/Mar/10 -
Reds 09/Mar/10 Solo
Craig Howes 02/Mar/10 Solo
TGreen 27/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with Martin G
edmitchell 27/Feb/10 Lead
with Mark Slade, Kai Ren
sausage 27/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Matt Schwarz 27/Feb/10 Solo
tonymw 27/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with Richard Carratu
mark20 21/Feb/10 Solo O/S

Some grade II sections, brilliant

tiga271 21/Feb/10 Solo

Excellent, lots of snow

with mark20
tom_holdsworth 21/Feb/10 -
with Mike Kennedy, Will Taylor
Paul-Michael 21/Feb/10 Solo
gb83 20/Feb/10 Solo

took a fairly easy and steady route. as part of group of 8 with mixed experience. took the gentle snow slope to the summit. As part of Y-gribin horseshoe. clear blue skies on the summit with adam and eve. superb day out

Hidden 20/Feb/10 Solo
Bobling 20/Feb/10 Solo

First ever time out in winter. Daunting but fine in the end. A fantastic day out!

with Mike
Hidden 19/Feb/10 Solo
The Ivanator 15/Feb/10 Solo rpt

New wet snow from the Cannon up, slippery but great fun, sought out a few hard options.

with Stewart
amthalmann 13/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden 13/Feb/10 Solo O/S
tiga271 13/Feb/10 Solo
col3 07/Feb/10 Solo O/S

My first proper scramble, with Paul, Rhian and Ben from Mountains. Snow and ice all the way up.

with Paul
Paul1 ?/Feb/10 -

Nicole first scramble. not proper winter conditions but nice snow and ice scramble.

with Nicole
mol 17/Jan/10 Solo
with Jesse
Lil'Lou 17/Jan/10 -
with Elliot
Jesse Dufton 17/Jan/10 Solo
The Bad Cough 16/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett, Tom Williams, John Sealey
kel1989 14/Jan/10 Solo O/S


with Ant Flatters
Bokonon 09/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Camped in the snow in the car park, -13 overnight scoured snow higher up, powdery lower down, good day out, skiing in Capel Curig by lunch time.

with Nev
stev1e.wilso 08/Jan/10 Solo
with Tom
theotherpetehill 06/Jan/10 -

Very white at the top

Hidden 03/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jan/10 Solo
greenclimb 02/Jan/10 Solo
with Sarah
howhard 01/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/10 -
jon clayton ?/Jan/10 Solo
with Paul Beeson
Hidden ??/2010 -
alancash100 ??/2010 Solo
PirateFrog ??/2010 Solo O/S
Little AndyH 28/Dec/09 Solo
uncontrollable 27/Dec/09 Solo
with Irmo
paulharmer 23/Dec/09 2nd
with Vernon Bayliss
FrankW 22/Dec/09 Solo rpt
with Steve Turner
andy tetsill 22/Dec/09 Solo

Winter conditions deep powder snow, left ridge below summit finished via capstone gully.

Daniel Heath 22/Dec/09 Solo
RCrockford 20/Dec/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Dec/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 13/Dec/09 Solo
JezzaCat ?/Dec/09 -

First mountain experience for Juliette (12). Plenty of snow but fairly unconsolidated.

with Juliette
Hidden 11/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Martyn 25/Aug/09 Solo

Y-Gribin Horshoe

with Mark Albutt
Richard Holowka ?/Aug/09 Solo

Approx date

joe king 18/Jul/09 Solo

in descent

with dan towns
ebastock 04/Jul/09 Solo
with John Beddard, Sophie John, Rich Greaves, Dan Ashfield, Steve Kirman
Hidden 06/Jun/09 -
benny_m 06/Jun/09 Lead rpt
ian2707 30/May/09 -
Hidden 30/May/09 Solo O/S
karatemanc 13/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

First climb on this hill. Done in winter with thick hill fog rolling in. Needed a little guidance from someone who had done the scramble before to show us the right direction near the summit.

with Lewis Jacques
Simon K 07/Feb/09 -

Moved together on top section

with PB
bigbobbyking 07/Feb/09 Solo

Climbed with Jacob and other OUMC

Hidden 07/Feb/09 Solo
lost.arrow 07/Feb/09 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/09 Solo
viking ?/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Gareth led up the hardest bits he could find!

with gareth
kenneM ?/Feb/09 Solo
with Moony, Will Taylor
asmith37 24/Jan/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jan/09 Solo O/S
snakes77 17/Jan/09 2nd

2nd outting this and a jolly good choice, 1st trip to Wales, 1st 3k foot scramble. took in the "cannon" completed the ascent and decent in around 3.5 hours. awesome landscape from the summit.

with Monkey1
Gazleah ?/Jan/09 -
John HW ??/2009 -
DannyK 31/Dec/08 Solo O/S
with Christos
rig 31/Dec/08 Solo O/S 31/Dec/08 Solo
with rig
Hidden 31/Dec/08 Solo O/S
tombeasley 20/Dec/08 Solo rpt
with The Plugga
Jacob Ram 18/Dec/08 Solo
with Micheal Kemp
Nicholas Livesey 14/Dec/08 Solo
with Jamie Griggs and Jim Hobson
Hidden 13/Dec/08 Solo
tractorbachcoch 07/Dec/08 Solo O/S
with Peter
chadrads 07/Dec/08 Solo O/S
griggj ?/Dec/08 -
with nick livesey
GC ?/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Danny Crump 22/Nov/08 Solo
with Chelmsford Mountaineering Club
benny_m 15/Nov/08 Solo
MikeLell ?/Nov/08 Solo
Hidden ?/Oct/08 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Valentino ?/Sep/08 Solo
Hidden 24/May/08 Solo rpt
FrankW 29/Mar/08 Solo rpt
with None
Hidden ?/Mar/08 -
Petarghh ?/Feb/08 Solo
franny 31/Jan/08 Solo
with Bertie Francis
Lear ?/Jan/08 Solo
with Peter Wright, Tom Roberts, Jonathan, Derek
Hidden ??/2008 -
StevieB125 23/Dec/07 -
with Steve Elms
matt.woodfield 13/Mar/07 Solo
lost.arrow 26/Nov/06 -
The Ivanator ?/Apr/06 Solo O/S
with Tess, Sean, Rob
Perryman ?/Apr/06 -
Big Lee 04/Mar/06 Solo O/S

Climbed from a layby on the A5. We chose a route that was easy enough not to need rope yet hard and varied enough to keep things interesting. Good winter climbing conditions. Tons of snow although powdery.

with Dan O'Brien, Tim Howarth, Conrad Bower, Mike Reading
Hidden 26/Feb/06 -
Celia Watson 26/Feb/06 -
Hidden 30/Nov/05 Solo
Hidden 10/Jul/05 -
Hidden 09/Apr/05 Solo
Caralynh 06/Mar/05 Solo
Hidden 06/Mar/05 Solo O/S
size9hex ?/Mar/05 Solo O/S
industrialiceman 22/Jan/05 -
Rich Kay ?/Dec/04 Solo
with Al
chrisrogers ?/Feb/04 Solo
with Steve J
Hidden ?/Jan/04 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Jan/04 -
broc 08/Dec/02 Solo

Freezing fog. Ridge well hoared up.

with Luke, Paul
aged_ape ?/Jan/02 Solo
with Rob B
Rich Kay ?/Jan/01 Solo
Hidden 05/Feb/00 Solo
lost.arrow 09/Jan/00 -
JMG100 ?/Sep/95 Solo

Great scrambling higher up. Many tracks lower down, most leading in the right direction!! Done it 6or7 times now in good and very bad weather. Polished rock very slippy when wet.

adi bryant ?/Jan/92 -
with Clive, Tim
Sean Kelly ?/Mar/91 -

And our Springer Spaniel, Toby

with Sylvia Kelly, Harold Jepson
Hidden ?/Nov/90 Solo O/S
Fatclimber ??/1990 -

Done Many Times.

Pete Pozman 07/Apr/86 Solo O/S

Climbed an icy Milestone Buttress then rambling about picking climbing lines to the summit maybe strayed round to the East Face a bit.

with John Byrne
Hidden ??/1986 -
Iain Thow 21/Jan/85 Solo
with John Tyler
Chris Ellis 31/Dec/79 -
Hidden ?/Feb/79 -
Hidden ?/Feb/78 -
Hidden ??/1977 Solo
alpboy57 ?/Apr/72 -
with KES
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