/ Llanberis Pass

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Joe123 - on 21 Mar 2013
Suppose to be climbing in Llanberis pass this weekend, and wanted to know if they usually keep it clear during snow?
climber34neil - on 21 Mar 2013
In reply to Joe123: I think generally they do, was there end of jan and all roads were clear
andyathome on 21 Mar 2013 - 10.159.165.75 [dab-ell2-h-7-4.dab.02.net]
In reply to Joe123:
They try. Last winter I think there were two mornings when it was very dodgy/closed; this winter some excitement but open every day.
highclimber - on 21 Mar 2013
In reply to Joe123: I hope you have some warm clothes! Saturday looks atrocious.
Rory Shaw - on 21 Mar 2013
In reply to Joe123: have you looked at the forecast?
Skinny Kin - on 25 Mar 2013
In reply to Joe123:
Tried to drive up Pen y Pass on Sat afternoon, gridlock! Cars doing 10 point turn to come back down. That's what I did as well. Snowplough tried to clear it but impossible cos of massive snowdrift on 1 lane. Walls on either side of the road, no point pushing the snow back to the middle of the road. Walls too high. Snowplough is useless. Then, I went around A5 way. Back down Pen y Pass in the evening, ok going up from Pen y Gwryd but sketchy coming down from Youth Hostel.
Today, I tried to go up Pen y Pass. A digger told me to turn back. A VW Golf drove down past me and said the other side (Pen y Pass to Pen y Gwryd) was blocked by spindrift now. It's perfectly dry road up to Cromlech boulders.
Misha - on 26 Mar 2013
In reply to Skinny Kin:
Anyone know if it's open now? I checked on the Traffic Wales website last night and it didn't say anything about the road being closed but don't know how up to date that website is. Thanks.
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owlart - on 26 Mar 2013
In reply to Misha: The BMC have posted a photo to their FB page today showing it being cleared with a digger yesterday.
Bulls Crack - on 26 Mar 2013
In reply to Joe123:

Usually, but only the road though.
Paul Poole - on 26 Mar 2013
In reply to Joe123:
If you check Gwynedd's site it's updating with the current situation regards the Pass. Still closed at the moment!
http://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/gwy_doc.asp?cat=7084&doc=22626&Language=1&p=1&c=1
Misha - on 26 Mar 2013
In reply to Paul Poole:
Thanks, just what I was looking for.

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