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lo22 10 Feb Solo
EGriffin 10 Feb Solo O/S
Steely12 10 Feb Solo
Nico Marshall 10 Feb Solo
Hidden 10 Feb Solo
AngelaC 10 Feb Solo Fresh snow overnight plus rime on upper ridge - short technical section lower down needed care, rest of scramble great holds on solid rock
Fresh snow overnight plus rime on upper ridge - short technical section lower down needed care, rest of scramble great holds on solid rock
ferdia 3 Feb Lead O/S
with Tessa Lyons
with Tessa Lyons
Hidden 2 Feb Solo O/S
Hidden 2 Feb Solo
Tom_Leverett 2 Feb Lead
4lun 2 Feb 2nd
evansliam 2 Feb Solo O/S
jennifer.hack 2 Feb Solo Part 2 of big day out in the Glyders. Great condition and good to move fast through the route - busy day with lots of parties.
with Tom Penny
Part 2 of big day out in the Glyders. Great condition and good to move fast through the route - busy day with lots of parties.
with Tom Penny
jafferton91 2 Feb Lead
Francis Hardy 2 Feb Lead rpt Amazing as always, lead alpine style though the rope was faff for all of us. The ridge was beautifully rimed higher up and with stunning views deep into mid Wales made for a perfect end to the day.
with 4lun, Emily Boorman
Amazing as always, lead alpine style though the rope was faff for all of us. The ridge was beautifully rimed higher up and with stunning views deep into mid Wales made for a perfect end to the day.
with 4lun, Emily Boorman
P3T3I2 2 Feb Lead Conditions were far from ideal. Snow unconsolidated and winds of 30mph +
Conditions were far from ideal. Snow unconsolidated and winds of 30mph +
Jezz0r 2 Feb Lead Moved together whole way, placing gear where necessary
with Kat, Giulia Savioli
Moved together whole way, placing gear where necessary
with Kat, Giulia Savioli
R_Shents 2 Feb - First winter route
with Pete Finnegan
First winter route
with Pete Finnegan
Hidden 1 Feb AltLd
jmax 1 Feb AltLd Moved together with Buckers and Kelly
with Kmas
Moved together with Buckers and Kelly
with Kmas
sandbagsteve 31 Jan Solo
Siongethinhill 31 Jan Solo Bailed off Dexters as was too powdery. Sinister gully was in decent nick, good turf and rimed up. Great day
with Steven Owen
Bailed off Dexters as was too powdery. Sinister gully was in decent nick, good turf and rimed up. Great day
with Steven Owen
PHILD 30 Jan Solo
with Ant Eccles, Ally Hurst
with Ant Eccles, Ally Hurst
Hidden 30 Jan Solo
benclimbing 23 Jan Solo O/S
Jack Manfredi 20 Jan Solo
with Dad
with Dad
Hidden 19 Jan Solo β
ftocher 19 Jan Solo Direct-ish maybe tech 4 variation.
Direct-ish maybe tech 4 variation.
tradisrad 19 Jan Solo O/S
Rob Morgan 19 Jan - Unconsolidated snow made it feel hard. Fantastic day.
Unconsolidated snow made it feel hard. Fantastic day.
Hidden ?? Solo
Rav 27 Oct, 2018 Solo rpt
lost.arrow 27 Oct, 2018 Solo rpt In decent.
with Rav
In decent.
with Rav
Mozza 27 Oct, 2018 Solo
with Rav
with Rav
P3T3I2 20 Oct, 2018 Lead rpt Lead a party of two, Laura and Francis
Lead a party of two, Laura and Francis
henrygiles99 6 Oct, 2018 Solo
Jan T 5 Sep, 2018 2nd
with Kelly, Rob M
with Kelly, Rob M
jungle 27 Jul, 2018 Solo
Gregory Gibas 30 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S Crappy gully with loose rocks at the beginning of the ridge. Pleasant climbing on higher part.
Crappy gully with loose rocks at the beginning of the ridge. Pleasant climbing on higher part.
S pav 88 30 Jun, 2018 Solo
Luko 23 Apr, 2018 Solo
SteveK 1 Apr, 2018 Solo
curon 1 Apr, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden 1 Apr, 2018 Solo O/S
gethin_allen 1 Apr, 2018 Solo
BradDodd 31 Mar, 2018 Solo 2-3 inches of soft, wet powder; entirely unhelpful. Crampons and Axe carried; only the axe was really useful. Down climbs are a little interesting with the slippy snow covering everything. Avoided the last section of proper scrambling as everything as very slippy.
2-3 inches of soft, wet powder; entirely unhelpful. Crampons and Axe carried; only the axe was really useful. Down climbs are a little interesting with the slippy snow covering everything. Avoided the last section of proper scrambling as everything as very slippy.
Allen Newby 9 Mar, 2018 Solo Knee deep snow, beginning to thaw.
Knee deep snow, beginning to thaw.
brennantownshend 6 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S
Harry Padley 3 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
RuthW 17 Feb, 2018 Solo Found sinister gully hard - but perhaps because I left my axe strapped to my rucksack and realised I needed it half way up the steep bit. The rest was straight forward.
Found sinister gully hard - but perhaps because I left my axe strapped to my rucksack and realised I needed it half way up the steep bit. The rest was straight forward.
Octavian 11 Feb, 2018 Solo
adaintree 4 Feb, 2018 2nd PYB winter ridges course - Gorgeous winter conditions
PYB winter ridges course - Gorgeous winter conditions
Tarquin 3 Feb, 2018 -
ftocher 3 Feb, 2018 Solo Soloed/Ran in Approach shoes. Seriously thick rime ice and only a few meters of visibility.
Soloed/Ran in Approach shoes. Seriously thick rime ice and only a few meters of visibility.
lcourtois 2 Feb, 2018 Solo
Hidden 2 Feb, 2018 Solo
Sime64 20 Jan, 2018 Solo O/S Lots of snow, little ice. MMC Meet. Also Rhona, Will, Helena and Richard. Initial gully quite technical.
with Anna Vojnits, David D, Nick K
Lots of snow, little ice. MMC Meet. Also Rhona, Will, Helena and Richard. Initial gully quite technical.
with Anna Vojnits, David D, Nick K
gavster 20 Jan, 2018 Lead
with Jack
with Jack
Col Kingshott 6 Jan, 2018 Lead
Tarquin 5 Jan, 2018 -
Tarquin 11 Dec, 2017 -
dwc 9 Dec, 2017 Solo Snow rime verglass
Snow rime verglass
Jack93 1 Dec, 2017 2nd O/S
John1458 1 Dec, 2017 Solo O/S
gtaylor997 1 Dec, 2017 Solo O/S
Remyveness 1 Dec, 2017 Lead O/S Climbed through the night to get in before the thaw on the Saturday. Ice forming in the lower gully and a good plastering of rime on the upper half. Messed around dropping down to take some of the pinnacles direct made for some cool pitches of about IV, 4. Conditions likely wont have lasted the weekend's warm rainy spell.
with Jack93
Climbed through the night to get in before the thaw on the Saturday. Ice forming in the lower gully and a good plastering of rime on the upper half. Messed around dropping down to take some of the pinnacles direct made for some cool pitches of about IV, 4. Conditions likely wont have lasted the weekend's warm rainy spell.
with Jack93
dkilner 1 Dec, 2017 Solo Beginnings of ice formed over rocks from start of first gully and intermittent further up.(avoidable in the most) powdery snow cover throughout. climbed in crampons. Awesome ridge link up (from tryfan)
Beginnings of ice formed over rocks from start of first gully and intermittent further up.(avoidable in the most) powdery snow cover throughout. climbed in crampons. Awesome ridge link up (from tryfan)
Rusty914 29 Nov, 2017 2nd O/S Mountain Training, with bergan, crampons worn
Mountain Training, with bergan, crampons worn
Ryan59 29 Nov, 2017 TR O/S Climbed as a group on mountain training
Climbed as a group on mountain training
Tarquin 28 Nov, 2017 -
Jason Evans 15 Aug, 2017 -
with Jamie
with Jamie
Jonny Holmes 9 Feb, 2017 Solo soloed in some very mixed conditions
soloed in some very mixed conditions
Tarquin 6 Feb, 2017 -
derryclimbs 29 Jan, 2017 - Great day. Long approach coming out of the back of our bunkhouse followed by climbing in a whiteout. Roped up coming out of Sinister Gully due to some inexperienced members. Descended down Y Gribben
Great day. Long approach coming out of the back of our bunkhouse followed by climbing in a whiteout. Roped up coming out of Sinister Gully due to some inexperienced members. Descended down Y Gribben
j.anstee 14 Jan, 2017 Solo Excellent conditions for the entire route. No tracks on route so first winter ascent this season.
with Stuart
Excellent conditions for the entire route. No tracks on route so first winter ascent this season.
with Stuart
Stuie73 1 Jan, 2017 Solo great day! tricky on the traverse at the top of sinister gully as per usual but every one moving well and all soloed without crampons, good effort from the team.
with Claire, Colin
great day! tricky on the traverse at the top of sinister gully as per usual but every one moving well and all soloed without crampons, good effort from the team.
with Claire, Colin
meanderthal ??, 2017 -
Hidden ?Dec, 2016 Solo
Hidden 26 Nov, 2016 Solo rpt
waydan 20 Nov, 2016 Solo
Stuart Hurworth 19 Nov, 2016 Solo O/S Chose big gully on right, following footsteps that mysteriously disappeared at half height!! Tricky and steep ledge stepping, zig zagging up gully. With microspikes, would have been dangerous without. No axes. Great time! Avoided last pinnacle on right up easier ground.
with James Darlison, Raggy
Chose big gully on right, following footsteps that mysteriously disappeared at half height!! Tricky and steep ledge stepping, zig zagging up gully. With microspikes, would have been dangerous without. No axes. Great time! Avoided last pinnacle on right up easier ground.
with James Darlison, Raggy
David Clover 28 Oct, 2016 Solo
miriamclaire 28 Oct, 2016 Solo
James Keeble 16 Apr, 2016 Solo
Simon Caldwell 6 Mar, 2016 - Used a rope for the gully approach, soloed the rest. Scary stuff on the pinnacles at the end, the whole thing very good value for II!
with YAC, Lemming
Used a rope for the gully approach, soloed the rest. Scary stuff on the pinnacles at the end, the whole thing very good value for II!
with YAC, Lemming
Jamie Brown 6 Mar, 2016 - Roped for the first tricky gully as lots of soft powdery snow. Soloed the nest. Great fun.
with YAC
Roped for the first tricky gully as lots of soft powdery snow. Soloed the nest. Great fun.
with YAC
Hidden 6 Mar, 2016 -
lithos 6 Mar, 2016 - Snowy, wade up gully to left (with wall in it) bit of roped stuff then fantastic fun on pinnacles... Back via Gribin
with YAC
Snowy, wade up gully to left (with wall in it) bit of roped stuff then fantastic fun on pinnacles... Back via Gribin
with YAC
Hidden 5 Mar, 2016 Solo
LJJ77 5 Mar, 2016 Solo
with Pok
with Pok
mBob8 15 Feb, 2016 Solo O/S Tricky couple of steps in the gully in lean conditions.. between boots and crampons. Fun scrambling and pristine feeling on the upper section.
Tricky couple of steps in the gully in lean conditions.. between boots and crampons. Fun scrambling and pristine feeling on the upper section.
froglette 13 Feb, 2016 2nd O/S Moved together for gully, John leading then soloed rest
with John Proudfoot
Moved together for gully, John leading then soloed rest
with John Proudfoot
EllieWoods 13 Feb, 2016 Solo O/S
with Ray
with Ray
jh1990 30 Jan, 2016 Solo O/S
Hidden 30 Jan, 2016 Solo O/S
Jack Whiteley 30 Jan, 2016 Solo
ssnow157 30 Jan, 2016 Solo
with John Hayes, alex prettyman, Jack Whiteley
with John Hayes, alex prettyman, Jack Whiteley
goatee 18 Jan, 2016 Solo
Hidden 17 Jan, 2016 Solo
Tarquin 17 Jan, 2016 -
alan barnes 17 Jan, 2016 AltLd
Lmt 16 Jan, 2016 -
with eduardo
with eduardo
acollins615 16 Jan, 2016 Solo
Gerallt Owain 16 Jan, 2016 Solo O/S
Hidden 16 Jan, 2016 Solo O/S
Jamg 16 Jan, 2016 2nd
Jack Manfredi 16 Jan, 2016 -
with Andy wilcox, Dad
with Andy wilcox, Dad
bummingham 16 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S Climbed together, belayed on crux at to of first chimbney. Followed Rich Greaves+Bob Elis, Stew+Vic.
with Julie Taylor
Climbed together, belayed on crux at to of first chimbney. Followed Rich Greaves+Bob Elis, Stew+Vic.
with Julie Taylor
eduardo 16 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S
with Lmt
with Lmt
r.greaves 16 Jan, 2016 -
with bob ellis
with bob ellis
Francis Hardy 16 Jan, 2016 Solo Raced up in increasingly good snow as we got higher. Thought we might have to back off and help an under equipped party having some difficulty in the gully but they successfully managed to down climb before it got too serious. Absolutely stunning with all the boulders covered in rime ice!
Raced up in increasingly good snow as we got higher. Thought we might have to back off and help an under equipped party having some difficulty in the gully but they successfully managed to down climb before it got too serious. Absolutely stunning with all the boulders covered in rime ice!
s.tietz 16 Jan, 2016 Solo with ULMC as part of Bochlywd Horseshoe, Sinister gully quite consolidated, easy walk along ridge, step over + down climbs + large step were okay
with Adam Collins, Francis Hardy
with ULMC as part of Bochlywd Horseshoe, Sinister gully quite consolidated, easy walk along ridge, step over + down climbs + large step were okay
with Adam Collins, Francis Hardy
danwilliams99 16 Jan, 2016 Solo Up Bristly and down Y Gribin. Fair amounts of powder, waist deep on top.
Up Bristly and down Y Gribin. Fair amounts of powder, waist deep on top.
bags 16 Jan, 2016 - Powdery - which made the chimney tricky, but otherwise a great fun addition to the north ridge. Good value Grade II which got better with height, like everything at the moment. Saw a climber fall from the exit to the chimney just below us. Checked he was ok, and it seems he was lucky not to have fallen to the bottom of the gully and hurt himself. Met them on the summit after they climbed the slope to the left. Crampons and an axe recommended...
with The Safari Specialist
Powdery - which made the chimney tricky, but otherwise a great fun addition to the north ridge. Good value Grade II which got better with height, like everything at the moment. Saw a climber fall from the exit to the chimney just below us. Checked he was ok, and it seems he was lucky not to have fallen to the bottom of the gully and hurt himself. Met them on the summit after they climbed the slope to the left. Crampons and an axe recommended...
with The Safari Specialist
egor 16 Jan, 2016 Solo O/S
with Katy
with Katy
Hidden 13 Jan, 2016 -
bms 13 Jan, 2016 -
Hidden 11 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S
static266 11 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S
Iain_L_32 ?Jan, 2016 Solo
waydan ??, 2016 Solo
davebrox ??, 2016 -
P3T3I2 27 Dec, 2015 Solo Windy, wet and misty
Windy, wet and misty
AndyT1151 29 Aug, 2015 -
Dom Garman ?Aug, 2015 -
Hidden 16 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
BarbsMurray 14 Mar, 2015 Solo
Hidden 8 Feb, 2015 2nd
cubehead 8 Feb, 2015 Solo Gully moves were awkward due to thin ice and poorly consolidated snow. Upper section of ridge was excellant - very alpine.
Gully moves were awkward due to thin ice and poorly consolidated snow. Upper section of ridge was excellant - very alpine.
Hidden 8 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Feb, 2015 Lead
Roger Cruse 6 Feb, 2015 Solo O/S
with Mike Nolan
with Mike Nolan
mrginna 5 Feb, 2015 Solo O/S
with Helen Rudkin
with Helen Rudkin
Hidden 3 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
Tarquin 1 Feb, 2015 -
with Louvet, Richard
with Louvet, Richard
Hidden 1 Feb, 2015 Lead G/U
Louvet 1 Feb, 2015 -
with Tarquin
with Tarquin
O'Donopoo ?Feb, 2015 - First Winter Mountaineering day. Safe to say that this route had a big influence on who I am and where I'm going
First Winter Mountaineering day. Safe to say that this route had a big influence on who I am and where I'm going
griffithpatrick ?Feb, 2015 Solo tryfan - bristly ridge - idwal run. got 2/3 up then went down and bailed onto scree instead
tryfan - bristly ridge - idwal run. got 2/3 up then went down and bailed onto scree instead
Hidden 24 Jan, 2015 Solo rpt
Deezel65 22 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S No ice, very powdery snow- roped up for the chimney and climbed up the side of the snow gully rather than in it due to conditions which spiced up the route considerably! Great weather gave us stunning views though
No ice, very powdery snow- roped up for the chimney and climbed up the side of the snow gully rather than in it due to conditions which spiced up the route considerably! Great weather gave us stunning views though
cragtyke 22 Jan, 2015 - Little Ice, lots of powder made it tough. Soloed after the chimney.
Little Ice, lots of powder made it tough. Soloed after the chimney.
neal 20 Jan, 2015 Solo Some ice at the start of gully, then mostly powder. Turf high in the gully seemed frozen (where exposed).
Some ice at the start of gully, then mostly powder. Turf high in the gully seemed frozen (where exposed).
Hidden 19 Jan, 2015 Solo
ian_v_climber 18 Jan, 2015 Solo Full winter conditions today and well worth the II grade it's given. Great route
Full winter conditions today and well worth the II grade it's given. Great route
Hidden 18 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 13 Jan, 2015 Solo
K_Maywood 3 Jan, 2015 Solo
HimTiggins 3 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S
joese7en ??, 2015 -
with NG
with NG
PeteMc 29 Dec, 2014 Solo
Hidden 29 Dec, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 28 Dec, 2014 AltLd O/S
morgan91 28 Dec, 2014 Solo
tk4210 28 Dec, 2014 AltLd O/S I led the 1st pitch up Sinister Gully which was great. Scott carried on with an initial bad step then up to gain the main ridge. Just in time to catch a photo of rescue helicopter picking up someone from the party in front of us. Awesome day.
with Scott Ecles
I led the 1st pitch up Sinister Gully which was great. Scott carried on with an initial bad step then up to gain the main ridge. Just in time to catch a photo of rescue helicopter picking up someone from the party in front of us. Awesome day.
with Scott Ecles
wspinacz32 28 Dec, 2014 Lead
with Karolina
with Karolina
adamre12 14 Dec, 2014 Solo O/S My first winter route. Raining and windy, not much snow or ice. Great fun.
My first winter route. Raining and windy, not much snow or ice. Great fun.
Hidden 14 Dec, 2014 Solo
Hidden 14 Dec, 2014 Solo O/S
JamesWilliams 14 Dec, 2014 Solo
spearing05 13 Dec, 2014 - Andrew led one pitch up the approach gully, turf not frozen but plenty of rock for hooking with the single walking axes we carried. Rest of the ridge was moving together with the occasional tricky step protected with the rope around a convenient spike or an axe handle wedged in a crack.
Andrew led one pitch up the approach gully, turf not frozen but plenty of rock for hooking with the single walking axes we carried. Rest of the ridge was moving together with the occasional tricky step protected with the rope around a convenient spike or an axe handle wedged in a crack.
Hidden 13 Dec, 2014 Lead rpt
Hidden 13 Dec, 2014 Solo
stratandrew 13 Dec, 2014 Solo Tricky conditions. used one mountaineering axe and walking crampons - would have been a bit easier with a pair of axes!
with KMC Group
Tricky conditions. used one mountaineering axe and walking crampons - would have been a bit easier with a pair of axes!
with KMC Group
nation1 12 Jul, 2014 Solo
with Ian C, Chris Cope
with Ian C, Chris Cope
Will Jerram 27 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Mar, 2014 Solo
Hidden 1 Mar, 2014 -
splat2million 22 Feb, 2014 Solo Firm snow, didn't use crampons as kicking steps easier.
Firm snow, didn't use crampons as kicking steps easier.
tomdadom 17 Feb, 2014 AltLd wet slush
wet slush
Hidden 16 Feb, 2014 Solo
ElliotHale 16 Feb, 2014 Solo O/S
Purely 7 Feb, 2014 - Pitched the first chimney. Moved together the rest of the way.
with Mat Adams
Pitched the first chimney. Moved together the rest of the way.
with Mat Adams
Hidden 29 Jan, 2014 Lead
Fitzy 27 Jan, 2014 AltLd
homing-penguin 27 Jan, 2014 AltLd dnf Hailstrom, poor snow conditions, serious wind and poor visibility forced our retreat from around halfway
with Fitzy
Hailstrom, poor snow conditions, serious wind and poor visibility forced our retreat from around halfway
with Fitzy
cwildblood 2 Jan, 2014 Solo O/S
with CJoyce
with CJoyce
Hidden 2 Jan, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden ?Jan, 2014 -
Hidden ?Jan, 2014 -
Hidden ?Jan, 2014 Solo
Hidden ?Jan, 2014 Solo O/S
Jack jk ?Jan, 2014 -
Hidden ?Jan, 2014 Solo O/S
cwildblood ?Jan, 2014 Solo
Will Mortimer ??, 2014 -
Nick Biven ??, 2014 -
gazj1986 29 Dec, 2013 -
JayAsh 26 Dec, 2013 Solo
with BZ
with BZ
Jenny Hall 6 Oct, 2013 Solo O/S
Bearded Dove 25 Aug, 2013 Solo
Bearded Dove 22 Aug, 2013 Solo
Hidden 8 May, 2013 Solo
snafu64 27 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S a lot of ice and snow
a lot of ice and snow
Prof. Outdoors 6 Apr, 2013 Solo Approach chimney was excellent. Good climbing on iced up holds.
Approach chimney was excellent. Good climbing on iced up holds.
Charlie_Leeds 3 Apr, 2013 -
shed_hed 1 Apr, 2013 Solo
Mr-Cowdrey 31 Mar, 2013 Solo O/S
with chris ridgers
with chris ridgers
Gareth T 31 Mar, 2013 Solo
with Tim Popplestone
with Tim Popplestone
Hidden 31 Mar, 2013 Solo O/S
Matt250 31 Mar, 2013 -
ladymuck 30 Mar, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden 28 Mar, 2013 Solo
ellpeecee 28 Mar, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden 16 Mar, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden 16 Mar, 2013 Solo O/S
BnB 12 Mar, 2013 AltLd Just a dusting of powder and a little bit of ice in the gullies... more ice on the descent in fact.
Just a dusting of powder and a little bit of ice in the gullies... more ice on the descent in fact.
Hidden 9 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 Mar, 2013 Solo
Mattlloyd10 ?Mar, 2013 Lead rpt
Felix Ottey 23 Feb, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden 21 Feb, 2013 Solo O/S
jezzeroo 21 Feb, 2013 Solo O/S
with Chri Skerratt, mark mason
with Chri Skerratt, mark mason
Latecomer 16 Feb, 2013 - deep snow and heavy fog (low cloud). epic.
deep snow and heavy fog (low cloud). epic.
kim.mulji 11 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Walked up from Ogwen cottage. Got a bit lost finding the cwm below Tryfan, and ended up going up to the south summit, and having to traverse around, in deep now! Not sure we found the right way up the ridge at the start - kept right of the wall, and had two pitches of powder-snow covered grooves, where it was hard to find a hold, although protection could be found! Easier ground above, and then found a large drop - down-climbed, and traversed around, then up, through deep, tiring, unconsolidated snow! Gained ridge in a white-out, and followed GPS (compass was playing up!) to miner's track (though the path is not quite the same as on the OS 1:25,000! Descended on the east side of Tryfan, and had a long walk back to the car at Ogwen Cottage! Felt very hard for the grade in these conditions!
Walked up from Ogwen cottage. Got a bit lost finding the cwm below Tryfan, and ended up going up to the south summit, and having to traverse around, in deep now! Not sure we found the right way up the ridge at the start - kept right of the wall, and had two pitches of powder-snow covered grooves, where it was hard to find a hold, although protection could be found! Easier ground above, and then found a large drop - down-climbed, and traversed around, then up, through deep, tiring, unconsolidated snow! Gained ridge in a white-out, and followed GPS (compass was playing up!) to miner's track (though the path is not quite the same as on the OS 1:25,000! Descended on the east side of Tryfan, and had a long walk back to the car at Ogwen Cottage! Felt very hard for the grade in these conditions!
Lukasz Bulawa 9 Feb, 2013 -
sheelba 26 Jan, 2013 Solo
Webster 24 Jan, 2013 Solo O/S one axe, barely used. took the chimney to the left of the main chimney start as there was a queue. great fun winter scramble
one axe, barely used. took the chimney to the left of the main chimney start as there was a queue. great fun winter scramble
Hidden 24 Jan, 2013 Solo O/S
BenRyle 24 Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S Avoided some of the last parts as so not to be late for work, not in very good condition anyway. Had mini epic on variant start, good times.
with Steve S
Avoided some of the last parts as so not to be late for work, not in very good condition anyway. Had mini epic on variant start, good times.
with Steve S
TCarrick 24 Jan, 2013 Solo
Dan Lane 21 Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S Pitched the initial gully then moved together for most of the rest of the route. Lots of soft and fluffy powder but an amazing day, no wind and barely a cloud!
Pitched the initial gully then moved together for most of the rest of the route. Lots of soft and fluffy powder but an amazing day, no wind and barely a cloud!
markriddington 20 Jan, 2013 Lead O/S
with flying el burro, Beth Bennett
with flying el burro, Beth Bennett
flying el burro 20 Jan, 2013 2nd
Dafydd Llywelyn 19 Jan, 2013 AltLd
Jonny Nick 19 Jan, 2013 - First proper winter climb, pretty epic.
First proper winter climb, pretty epic.
Hidden 19 Jan, 2013 -
Joe Andrews 18 Jan, 2013 Lead O/S
John Nuttall 15 Jan, 2013 Solo
alooker ?Jan, 2013 -
cymjt ??, 2013 -
hairy51 ??, 2013 -
Joe Andrews ??, 2013 -
with hairy51
with hairy51
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 -
georgedunton 8 Dec, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 8 Dec, 2012 Lead O/S
Double Knee Bar 8 Dec, 2012 Solo rpt Alpine style
Alpine style
Stopsy 8 Dec, 2012 Solo O/S
Tristan101 8 Dec, 2012 Solo O/S
with Stopsy
with Stopsy
Tristan101 8 Dec, 2012 Solo O/S
with Stopsy
with Stopsy
Hidden 8 Dec, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 8 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S
ianstevens 2 Dec, 2012 Solo O/S
TomMorgan 2 Dec, 2012 Solo O/S
ChalkBall 2 Dec, 2012 Solo O/S Getting into good nick. Riming towards the top but lower down mostly just consolidated snowy bits.
with David Hunnisett
Getting into good nick. Riming towards the top but lower down mostly just consolidated snowy bits.
with David Hunnisett
Hidden 1 Dec, 2012 Solo
Hidden 1 Dec, 2012 Solo
JasonV 1 Dec, 2012 Solo quite a bit of snow but ice not very consolidated
quite a bit of snow but ice not very consolidated
wynniemandela ?Dec, 2012 2nd
with Rich Jones
with Rich Jones
Blurgy319 30 Nov, 2012 Solo Didn't start off til 7pm as we only decided as work was ending to pop across, good choice!
Didn't start off til 7pm as we only decided as work was ending to pop across, good choice!
HIGHTOWER 29 Nov, 2012 Solo
Hidden 3 Nov, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 27 Oct, 2012 Solo O/S
alice fuller ?Aug, 2012 -
with reuben, Daniel
with reuben, Daniel
Frank Blakeley 4 Mar, 2012 Solo
with Si
with Si
Hidden 4 Mar, 2012 Solo
tom_holdsworth 5 Feb, 2012 AltLd
with Chris Postlethwaite
with Chris Postlethwaite
Cardi 4 Feb, 2012 Solo O/S Great fun
Great fun
Nordic 4 Feb, 2012 -
with Tom Morris, Lampy
with Tom Morris, Lampy
Hidden 4 Feb, 2012 2nd
Blurgy319 4 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S Easy yet interesting climbing, pitched the steep sections
with Lee Wales
Easy yet interesting climbing, pitched the steep sections
with Lee Wales
Hidden 3 Feb, 2012 Solo O/S
Tom Hecht 3 Feb, 2012 -
with Iona, Lotte Stuer
with Iona, Lotte Stuer
Hidden 23 Jan, 2012 Solo rpt
paulharmer 2 Jan, 2012 2nd
with David Hale, Vernon Bayliss
with David Hale, Vernon Bayliss
Hidden ??, 2012 Solo
wendys ??, 2012 -
rwm7131 10 Dec, 2011 Solo
with JamesA
with JamesA
Hidden 10 Dec, 2011 -
Jaime Mitchell 6 Dec, 2011 -
Jaime Mitchell 6 Dec, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 3 Jan, 2011 Solo
Roch 2 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S Solid neve in the gullies, with powder and some verglass on the rock steps.
with MRT
Solid neve in the gullies, with powder and some verglass on the rock steps.
with MRT
Hidden ??, 2011 Solo
Hidden 22 Dec, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 Dec, 2010 Lead O/S
gingergeorge 11 Dec, 2010 Solo
with Zoomer
with Zoomer
Zoomer 11 Dec, 2010 Solo Slushy snow in the approach gully, good wet 'climbing' further up. Lots f snow on top of Glyder Fach.
Slushy snow in the approach gully, good wet 'climbing' further up. Lots f snow on top of Glyder Fach.
kel1989 9 Dec, 2010 Solo O/S alpine style
with Adam King, Tom Allan, Joe Lewis
alpine style
with Adam King, Tom Allan, Joe Lewis
Tom Hecht 5 Dec, 2010 - A tiring yet satisfying ascent - Sinister Gully midway traverse provided the greatest obstacle as well as being chocker with powder (above waist deep now) Splendid setting and excellent to combine with Tryfan North Ridge.
A tiring yet satisfying ascent - Sinister Gully midway traverse provided the greatest obstacle as well as being chocker with powder (above waist deep now) Splendid setting and excellent to combine with Tryfan North Ridge.
Pat 350 3 Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 Nov, 2010 Solo rpt
stuart34 27 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S Simulclimbed after the gully
Simulclimbed after the gully
Hidden 27 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
texuspete 21 Nov, 2010 Solo O/S
LeeJWC ?Nov, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Joel Chidley
with Joel Chidley
andy dunn 4 Apr, 2010 Solo Nicely snowwed up though mostly powder - no real need for crampons at the time of climbing - an axe may also have been useful if only to clear away snow and ice in search of the next hold.
with J
Nicely snowwed up though mostly powder - no real need for crampons at the time of climbing - an axe may also have been useful if only to clear away snow and ice in search of the next hold.
with J
rob k 3 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
with H Griffin
with H Griffin
no_more_scotch_eggs 14 Mar, 2010 - excellent route, never hard but absorbing
with tamsin
excellent route, never hard but absorbing
with tamsin
tonymw 13 Mar, 2010 Solo O/S Deep snow to Sinister Gully and to ridge. Top wall of Sinister Gully wet but mainly clear of ice. A few tricky exposed moves in winter conditions made for a stunning days climbing.
with Richard Carratu
Deep snow to Sinister Gully and to ridge. Top wall of Sinister Gully wet but mainly clear of ice. A few tricky exposed moves in winter conditions made for a stunning days climbing.
with Richard Carratu
TGreen 27 Feb, 2010 Solo O/S
with Martin G
with Martin G
Hidden 21 Feb, 2010 Solo
rocket 17 Feb, 2010 Solo
ross duffield 13 Feb, 2010 Solo awkward step down to gap
with row
awkward step down to gap
with row
Hidden ?Feb, 2010 -
Hidden 24 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S
Nicholas Livesey 24 Jan, 2010 AltLd In surprisingly good condition.
with Gavin Diegnan, Jeff Smith
In surprisingly good condition.
with Gavin Diegnan, Jeff Smith
Hidden 24 Jan, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 17 Jan, 2010 Solo
stev1e.wilso 8 Jan, 2010 Solo O/S
with Tom
with Tom
Sean Kelly 5 Jan, 2010 AltLd Hard conditions because of deep unconsolidated powder, falling snow, -6c and 45mph winds! Eyelids froze up. 8" of new snow on the car when we got back to Ogwen Cottage!
with Mark Torrance
Hard conditions because of deep unconsolidated powder, falling snow, -6c and 45mph winds! Eyelids froze up. 8" of new snow on the car when we got back to Ogwen Cottage!
with Mark Torrance
wolf.leeb ??, 2009 Solo rpt
wolf.leeb ??, 2008 Solo O/S
Big Lee 4 Mar, 2006 Solo O/S
with Dan O'Brien, Tim Howarth, Conrad Bower, MikeR
with Dan O'Brien, Tim Howarth, Conrad Bower, MikeR
finter22 10 Jan, 2006 Solo Winter scramble with the IBFC crew
Winter scramble with the IBFC crew
lost.arrow 28 Dec, 2005 -
Hidden 9 Apr, 2005 Solo
size9hex ?Mar, 2005 Solo O/S
Rich Kay ?Feb, 2001 Solo
lost.arrow 9 Jan, 2000 -
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 2000 -
Jacob Ram 19 Jan, 1998 Solo
Hidden ?Feb, 1992 Solo O/S
teespaddler ?Jan, 1990 AltLd
with Mercian MC Partners uncertain
with Mercian MC Partners uncertain
Hidden ??, 1990 Solo
Iain Thow 25 Jan, 1986 Solo Icy low down & powder on pinnacles. Andy's first time on the hill in winter.
with Andy Knowlman, Mike Smith, Bob Lister
Icy low down & powder on pinnacles. Andy's first time on the hill in winter.
with Andy Knowlman, Mike Smith, Bob Lister
steveb2006 22 Jan, 1983 Solo Part of a N to S winter attempt on the 3000's. Brilliant weather. Completed all Carneds and Glyders group
with Trev Bird
Part of a N to S winter attempt on the 3000's. Brilliant weather. Completed all Carneds and Glyders group
with Trev Bird
nigehughes ?Apr, 1982 Solo
with Bill Nash, Brent Hall, Geoff Abbott
with Bill Nash, Brent Hall, Geoff Abbott
Simon cook ?Mar, 1977 -
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