Winter version of the summer scramble classic

Ticklists: Snowdonia Easy Winter Climbs.

lost.arrow 27/Oct Solo rpt

In decent.

with Rav
henrygiles99 06/Oct Solo
Jan T 05/Sep 2nd
with Kelly, Rob M
jungle 27/Jul Solo
with Paul Mcarthy
Gregory Gibas 30/Jun Solo O/S

Crappy gully with loose rocks at the beginning of the ridge. Pleasant climbing on higher part.

S pav 88 30/Jun Solo
Luko 23/Apr Solo
SteveK 01/Apr Solo
curon 01/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Apr Solo O/S
gethin_allen 01/Apr Solo
BradDodd 31/Mar 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.

Allen Newby 09/Mar Solo

Knee deep snow, beginning to thaw.

brennantownshend 06/Mar Solo O/S
Harry Padley 03/Mar Lead O/S
RuthW 17/Feb 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.

Octavian 11/Feb Solo
with galeron
Hidden 11/Feb Solo O/S
adaintree 04/Feb 2nd

PYB winter ridges course - Gorgeous winter conditions

Tarquin 03/Feb -
ftocher 03/Feb Solo

Soloed/Ran in Approach shoes. Seriously thick rime ice and only a few meters of visibility.

lcourtois 02/Feb Solo
Hidden 02/Feb Solo
Sime64 20/Jan 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
gavster 20/Jan Lead
with Jack
Col Kingshott 06/Jan Lead
Tarquin 05/Jan -
Tarquin 11/Dec/17 -
dwc 09/Dec/17 Solo

Snow rime verglass

Jack93 01/Dec/17 2nd O/S
John1458 01/Dec/17 Solo O/S
gtaylor997 01/Dec/17 Solo O/S
Remyveness 01/Dec/17 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
dkilner 01/Dec/17 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)

Rusty914 29/Nov/17 2nd O/S

Mountain Training, with bergan, crampons worn

Ryan59 29/Nov/17 TR O/S

Climbed as a group on mountain training

Tarquin 28/Nov/17 -
Jason Evans 15/Aug/17 -
with Jamie
will5001 20/Jul/17 Solo O/S
Jonny Holmes 09/Feb/17 Solo

soloed in some very mixed conditions

Tarquin 06/Feb/17 -
derryclimbs 29/Jan/17 -

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/17 Solo

Excellent conditions for the entire route. No tracks on route so first winter ascent this season.

with Stuart
Stuie73 01/Jan/17 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
meanderthal ??/2017 -
Hidden ?/Dec/16 Solo
Hidden 26/Nov/16 Solo rpt
waydan 20/Nov/16 Solo
Stuart Hurworth 19/Nov/16 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
miriamclaire 28/Oct/16 Solo
James Keeble 16/Apr/16 Solo
Simon Caldwell 06/Mar/16 -

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 06/Mar/16 -

Roped for the first tricky gully as lots of soft powdery snow. Soloed the nest. Great fun.

with YAC
Hidden 06/Mar/16 -
lithos 06/Mar/16 -

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 05/Mar/16 Solo
LJJ77 05/Mar/16 Solo
with Pok
mBob8 15/Feb/16 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.

froglette 13/Feb/16 2nd O/S

Moved together for gully, John leading then soloed rest

with John Proudfoot
EllieWoods 13/Feb/16 Solo O/S
with Ray
jh1990 30/Jan/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/16 Solo O/S
Jack Whiteley 30/Jan/16 Solo
ssnow157 30/Jan/16 Solo
with John Hayes, alex prettyman, Jack Whiteley
goatee 18/Jan/16 Solo
Hidden 17/Jan/16 Solo
Tarquin 17/Jan/16 -
alan barnes 17/Jan/16 AltLd
Lmt 16/Jan/16 -
with eduardo
acollins615 16/Jan/16 Solo
Gerallt Owain 16/Jan/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Jan/16 Solo O/S
Jamg 16/Jan/16 2nd
Jack Manfredi 16/Jan/16 -
with Andy wilcox, Dad
bummingham 16/Jan/16 Lead O/S

Climbed together, belayed on crux at to of first chimbney. Followed Rich Greaves+Bob Elis, Stew+Vic.

with Julie Taylor
eduardo 16/Jan/16 Lead O/S
with Lmt
r.greaves 16/Jan/16 -
with bob ellis
Francis Hardy 16/Jan/16 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!

s.tietz 16/Jan/16 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
danwilliams99 16/Jan/16 Solo

Up Bristly and down Y Gribin. Fair amounts of powder, waist deep on top.

bags 16/Jan/16 -

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/16 Solo O/S
with Katy
Hidden 13/Jan/16 -
bms 13/Jan/16 -
Hidden 11/Jan/16 Lead O/S
static266 11/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
Iain_L_32 ?/Jan/16 Solo
waydan ??/2016 Solo
davebrox ??/2016 -
P3T3I2 27/Dec/15 Solo

Windy, wet and misty

AndyT1151 29/Aug/15 -
Dom Garman ?/Aug/15 -
Hidden 16/May/15 AltLd O/S
BarbsMurray 14/Mar/15 Solo
Hidden 08/Feb/15 2nd
cubehead 08/Feb/15 Solo

Gully moves were awkward due to thin ice and poorly consolidated snow. Upper section of ridge was excellant - very alpine.

Hidden 08/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Feb/15 Lead
Roger Cruse 06/Feb/15 Solo O/S
with Mike Nolan
mrginna 05/Feb/15 Solo O/S
with Helen Rudkin
Hidden 03/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Tarquin 01/Feb/15 -
with Louvet, Richard
Hidden 01/Feb/15 Lead G/U
Louvet 01/Feb/15 -
with Tarquin
O'Donopoo ?/Feb/15 -

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/15 Solo

tryfan - bristly ridge - idwal run. got 2/3 up then went down and bailed onto scree instead

Hidden 24/Jan/15 Solo rpt
Deezel65 22/Jan/15 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

cragtyke 22/Jan/15 -

Little Ice, lots of powder made it tough. Soloed after the chimney.

neal 20/Jan/15 Solo

Some ice at the start of gully, then mostly powder. Turf high in the gully seemed frozen (where exposed).

Hidden 19/Jan/15 Solo
ian_v_climber 18/Jan/15 Solo

Full winter conditions today and well worth the II grade it's given. Great route

Hidden 18/Jan/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Jan/15 Solo
K_Maywood 03/Jan/15 Solo
HimTiggins 03/Jan/15 Solo O/S
joese7en ??/2015 -
with NG
PeteMc 29/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
morgan91 28/Dec/14 Solo
tk4210 28/Dec/14 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
wspinacz32 28/Dec/14 Lead
with Karolina
adamre12 14/Dec/14 Solo O/S

My first winter route. Raining and windy, not much snow or ice. Great fun.

Dronz 14/Dec/14 Solo O/S
JamesWilliams 14/Dec/14 Solo
spearing05 13/Dec/14 -

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/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Dec/14 Solo
stratandrew 13/Dec/14 Solo

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/14 Solo
with Ian C, Chris Cope
Will Jerram 27/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/14 Solo
Hidden 01/Mar/14 -
splat2million 22/Feb/14 Solo

Firm snow, didn't use crampons as kicking steps easier.

tomdadom 17/Feb/14 AltLd

wet slush

iskra2000 16/Feb/14 Solo
with Clare Downie
ElliotHale 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S
Purely 07/Feb/14 -

Pitched the first chimney. Moved together the rest of the way.

with Mat Adams
Hidden 29/Jan/14 Lead
Fitzy 27/Jan/14 AltLd
homing-penguin 27/Jan/14 AltLd dnf

Hailstrom, poor snow conditions, serious wind and poor visibility forced our retreat from around halfway

with Fitzy
cwildblood 02/Jan/14 Solo O/S
with CJoyce
Hidden 02/Jan/14 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/14 Solo
Jack jk ?/Jan/14 -
Will Mortimer ??/2014 -
with Chris Wildblood, CJoyce
Nick Biven ??/2014 -
gazj1986 29/Dec/13 -
JayAsh 26/Dec/13 Solo
with BZ
Jenny Hall 06/Oct/13 Solo O/S
Bearded Dove 25/Aug/13 Solo
Bearded Dove 22/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 08/May/13 Solo
snafu64 27/Apr/13 Solo O/S

a lot of ice and snow

Prof. Outdoors 06/Apr/13 Solo

Approach chimney was excellent. Good climbing on iced up holds.

Hidden 03/Apr/13 -
shed_hed 01/Apr/13 Solo
Mr-Cowdrey 31/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with chris ridgers
Gareth T 31/Mar/13 Solo
with Tim Popplestone
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Matt250 31/Mar/13 -
ladymuck 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/13 Solo
ellpeecee 28/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/13 Solo O/S
BnB 12/Mar/13 AltLd

Just a dusting of powder and a little bit of ice in the gullies... more ice on the descent in fact.

Hidden 09/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Solo
Mattlloyd10 ?/Mar/13 Lead rpt
Felix Ottey 23/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/13 Solo O/S
jezzeroo 21/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Chri Skerratt, mark mason
Latecomer 16/Feb/13 -

deep snow and heavy fog (low cloud). epic.

kim.mulji 11/Feb/13 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!

Lukasz Bulawa 09/Feb/13 -
sheelba 26/Jan/13 Solo
Webster 24/Jan/13 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

Hidden 24/Jan/13 Solo O/S
BenRyle 24/Jan/13 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
TCarrick 24/Jan/13 Solo
Dan Lane 21/Jan/13 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!

markriddington 20/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with flying el burro, Beth Bennett
flying el burro 20/Jan/13 2nd
Dafydd Llywelyn 19/Jan/13 AltLd
Jonny Nick 19/Jan/13 -

First proper winter climb, pretty epic.

Hidden 19/Jan/13 -
10029759 18/Jan/13 Lead O/S
John Nuttall 15/Jan/13 Solo
alooker ?/Jan/13 -
cymjt ??/2013 -
hairy51 ??/2013 -
10029759 ??/2013 -
with hairy51
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
georgedunton 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Double Knee Bar 08/Dec/12 Solo rpt

Alpine style

Stopsy 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Tristan101 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S
with Stopsy
Tristan101 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S
with Stopsy
Hidden 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
ianstevens 02/Dec/12 Solo O/S
TomMorgan 02/Dec/12 Solo O/S
ChalkBall 02/Dec/12 Solo O/S

Getting into good nick. Riming towards the top but lower down mostly just consolidated snowy bits.

with David Hunnisett
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Solo
JasonV 01/Dec/12 Solo

quite a bit of snow but ice not very consolidated

wynniemandela ?/Dec/12 2nd
with Rich Jones
Blurgy319 30/Nov/12 Solo

Didn't start off til 7pm as we only decided as work was ending to pop across, good choice!

HIGHTOWER 29/Nov/12 Solo
Hidden 03/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Solo O/S
alice fuller ?/Aug/12 -
with reuben, Dan
Frank Blakeley 04/Mar/12 Solo
with Si
Hidden 04/Mar/12 Solo
tom_holdsworth 05/Feb/12 AltLd
with Chris Postlethwaite
Cardi 04/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Great fun

Nordic 04/Feb/12 -
with Tom Morris, Lampy
Hidden 04/Feb/12 2nd
Blurgy319 04/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Easy yet interesting climbing, pitched the steep sections

with Lee Wales
Hidden 03/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Tom Hecht 03/Feb/12 -
with Iona, Lotte Stuer
Hidden 23/Jan/12 Solo rpt
paulharmer 02/Jan/12 2nd
with David Hale, Vernon Bayliss
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
wendys ??/2012 -
rwm7131 10/Dec/11 Solo
with JamesA
Hidden 10/Dec/11 -
Jaime Mitchell 06/Dec/11 -
Jaime Mitchell 06/Dec/11 2nd O/S
mr mills 02/Jun/11 Solo rpt
jshields 03/Jan/11 Solo
Roch 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Solid neve in the gullies, with powder and some verglass on the rock steps.

with MRT
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
Hidden 22/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Dec/10 Lead O/S
gingergeorge 11/Dec/10 Solo
with Zoomer
Zoomer 11/Dec/10 Solo

Slushy snow in the approach gully, good wet 'climbing' further up. Lots f snow on top of Glyder Fach.

kel1989 09/Dec/10 Solo O/S

alpine style

with Adam King, Tom Allan, Joe Lewis
Tom Hecht 05/Dec/10 -

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 03/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Nov/10 Solo rpt
stuart34 27/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Simulclimbed after the gully

Hidden 27/Nov/10 Lead O/S
texuspete 21/Nov/10 Solo O/S
LeeJWC ?/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
with Joel Chidley
andy dunn 04/Apr/10 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
rob k 03/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with H Griffin
no_more_scotch_eggs 14/Mar/10 -

excellent route, never hard but absorbing

with tamsin
tonymw 13/Mar/10 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
TGreen 27/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with Martin G
Hidden 21/Feb/10 Solo
rocket 17/Feb/10 Solo
ross duffield 13/Feb/10 Solo

awkward step down to gap

with row
Hidden ?/Feb/10 -
Hidden 24/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Nicholas Livesey 24/Jan/10 AltLd

In surprisingly good condition.

with Gavin Diegnan, Jeff Smith
Hidden 24/Jan/10 AltLd
Hidden 17/Jan/10 Solo
stev1e.wilso 08/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with Tom
Sean Kelly 05/Jan/10 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
wolf.leeb ??/2009 Solo rpt
wolf.leeb ??/2008 Solo O/S
Big Lee 04/Mar/06 Solo O/S
with Dan O'Brien, Tim Howarth, Conrad Bower, MikeR
finter22 10/Jan/06 Solo

Winter scramble with the IBFC crew

lost.arrow 28/Dec/05 -
Hidden 09/Apr/05 Solo
size9hex ?/Mar/05 Solo O/S
Rich Kay ?/Feb/01 Solo
lost.arrow 09/Jan/00 -
Bullybones ??/2000 -
Jacob Ram 19/Jan/98 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/92 Solo O/S
teespaddler ?/Jan/90 AltLd
with Mercian MC Partners uncertain
Hidden ??/1990 Solo
Iain Thow 25/Jan/86 Solo

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/83 Solo

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/82 Solo
with Bill Nash, Brent Hall, Geoff Abbott
Simon cook ?/Mar/77 -
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