ben__day 01/Mar Solo

Soft snow and lots of it, but still a great day out

Hidden 01/Mar Solo
Jonny Holmes 10/Feb Solo

not really in nick for winter bit too warm

The Introverted Moth 30/Jan Sent dnf

Intention was to continue the Horseshoe from beginning to end at the highest possible position throughout all the ridges. Managed this through Crib to the summit, then continued on the southern ridges until my girlfriend fatigued. We dropped down and circumnavigated the southern ridges then attempted to climb over and make our way back to the 'Y' Car Park. As we reached the top, the weather changed and darkness fell fast, continued for an hour in torchlight, then I called a stop to the movement on safety grounds. Found and shelterd area, built it up with further rocks and 'got through' the night. Descended at first light. All in all still a fantastic trip and my girlfriend learnt thae importance of alternate route planning and 'always' assume the worst when packing and can now shelter herself appropriately if required.

derryclimbs 28/Jan -

In a whiteout. Fantastic day out.

Tadams 14/Jan Solo O/S
Dazluke2000 14/Jan Solo
Hidden 14/Jan Solo O/S
harrypayne ??/2017 Solo O/S
tagscuderia ??/2017 Solo O/S
BenCollis 12/Dec/16 -

not much snow, no need for crmapons

Ryan Whitlock ?/Nov/16 Solo
lucy32 30/Apr/16 -
Hidden 30/Apr/16 Solo
Simon Caldwell 30/Apr/16 -

Clockwise. Good late-winter condition, though crampons not quite required.

with Dave D, Carmen
stonejumper 10/Apr/16 Solo
The Mountain Goat 13/Mar/16 Solo rpt

In decent, not really in winter nic.

LJJ77 12/Mar/16 Solo
r.greaves 12/Mar/16 -
with phil hughes, bob ellis
Hidden 04/Mar/16 Solo
Hidden 27/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Claireybloomers 14/Feb/16 -
with Andy
andy dunn 14/Feb/16 -
with Claire
maxsmith 12/Feb/16 Solo
goatee 18/Jan/16 Solo
ElliottB 17/Jan/16 Solo
Roger Burrows 16/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Great day out. Weather was threatening throughout the morning and, by the time we were on the decent heavy snow was starting. Original plan was to do Great Gully, but snow conditions made us change plan. Really soft, and was waist deep in places. There was a thin layer of frozen stuff on the surface but it was like treading on brittle cardboard. The higher we were the more solid, but nothing to write home about. First time putting crampons on in nearly a year, and felt great to get onto Crib Goch. start @ 08:30 finish @ 15:00

Horswill 16/Jan/16 Solo
Allanfairfechan ??/2016 Solo
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Climbingspike ??/2016 -
stroudy76 ?/Nov/15 -

V windy turned back

griffithpatrick 08/Aug/15 -
tommylongfellow 02/Mar/15 Solo

Absolutely amazing route

with Dava
Hidden 10/Feb/15 Solo
KBerggren 08/Feb/15 -


Hidden 08/Feb/15 -
Sophie Nunn 07/Feb/15 -
with Ian L, Floris
Hidden 07/Feb/15 Solo
Hidden 07/Feb/15 -
TAG_UTLEY 07/Feb/15 Solo O/S

Taking a group of people out from LUMC

with Georgia
K_Maywood 07/Feb/15 Solo
Hidden 06/Feb/15 -
GrahamUney 02/Feb/15 Solo
Redwall ?/Feb/15 Solo
atom 31/Jan/15 -

Camped at Snowdonia Park Campsite in Waunfawr on friday night, had a lovely pint of Theodore Stout produced at the brewpub on site. Both slept in our new solo tents. Left before sunrise and parked at Pen-y-pass car park for £10 all day. Was very windy and cold. Left the car at 7:45am and took the Pyg Track. Wardens notice said 70mph winds and 45cm snow for the day before, recommended crampons and ice axe which were packed thankfully. Temperature said -5 and feels like -15 which I'd say was pretty accurate on the ridge itself. Caught the sunrise colours hitting Glyder Fach shortly after setting off. Great views down the Llanberis Pass, first views of the horseshoe and Snowdon summit which stayed in clag most of the day. We broke off from the Pyg and proceeded up the Crib Goch Path, Crampons and micro spikes fitted we followed a fairly intermittent path up until we lost it in the snow drifts. Decided to head round to the right and traverse diagonally up to the summit. Met a couple of lads who where a little unprepared and asked if they could follow us like we knew where the path was haha. Jethro took us up a short gully with his ice axe which was quite demanding and very exciting all the same, very glad I had crampons on for that. Our first experience of winter mountaineering and ice climbing went well. Got up to the summit cairn of Crib Goch 923m, as did the two chaps with no spikes or axes, they had to dig out holds for hands and feet. Got to hand it to them, they had some balls, good effort. Met another guy on his own who came up from the side further along and followed us for a while. Not sure if it was hail or snow balls blown off the ridge into our faces but it stung. The ridge was spectacular with views all round and very narrow, could walk along it for a while and then was forced by the wind to traverse while holding the top with my hands. Went left round the first of the pinnacles then left again and then to the right of the third and final one. The path eased off a little on the other side and could see a couple of guys starting a mixed climb of ice and trad up the north face of Crib Goch. Hiked along the Crib y Ddysgl and up the Garnedd Ugain via a strenuous scramble over large rocks to its summit trig point at 1065m. from here it was steady hiking to the top of Snowdon along the Llanberis Path and the Mountain Railway. Came past the junction of The Pyg Track and met a load of people. Arrived on the top of Snowdon for about midday. Station and visitors centre cafe were closed for the winter unfortunately but adequate shelter was found round the side of the building to drink coffee, eat chocolate hobnobs and celebrate with a wee couple snifters of Monkey Shoulder and Jura Whiskeys. Quick photo at the summit trig point as it was horrendous on the top. Headed directly down along the start of the Watkin Path to the South west Ridge and Bwlchysaethau snow banks were great fun power sliding in then along the climb of Y Lliwedd, fairly well signposted path with cairns zig zagging up to the summit at 898m. Was blessed with some stunning scenery and lovely crepuscular rays over in the south. Ate some rather frozen Jelly beans courtesy of Jethro. A short down and back up to the double top of Y Lliwedd and then followed the ridge down. Witnessed some really cool snow devils or vortexes whipping up the snow along the edge. From here the wind started to pick back up again and took me off my feet. Had to literally crawl on hands and feet and all while being hammered by ice. Finally made it to the Miners Track and the water of Llyn Llydaw. Took crampons off and hiked back along a good well maintained path past disused mining huts and works. Arrived back at the carpark for about 3pm. Cooked with Jetboils in the car haha. Jethro had tracked the route on his watch and it came in at 8.87 miles in 6 hours 48mins. One of the most incredible experiences I've ever had, cant wait to get out again for more winter scrambling. Very impressed with my crampons and with Jethro's ice axe skills along the way :) Wow! what a day Sorry for the massive write up :/ got carried away but I hope you enjoy

Luke Jones 24/Jan/15 -
BenRyle 04/Jan/15 Solo rpt
with Steve Keys
jmax ?/Jan/15 Lead
James A.S Read ??/2015 AltLd

snow low visability roped for some sections

philhc ??/2015 -
Dale Finnie ??/2015 Solo
ankyo 29/Dec/14 Solo

Beautiful clear day, although cloud on Crib y driscall and Snowdon. Powdery snow. Started on Crib Gogh North Ridge

Max Streeton 28/Dec/14 Solo
Monkey_Alan 28/Dec/14 Solo

Extensive snow cover, but nothing requiring crampons.

stutoms 28/Dec/14 Solo
with Nia
stroudy76 ?/Nov/14 -

brillant summit in snow v windy

Moritz L 01/Mar/14 Solo O/S

after failing first time round due to flat tyre. Started early and enjoyed sunrise from half way up crib goch. Weather amazing, at times alpine. Not much snow left, some ice at exit from crib goch, no crampons used but axe needed twice. 6 hrs.

David Kay 01/Mar/14 -

Not particularly wintery (didn't have to get the crampons out) but a few snow patches to tackle and needed the axe once or twice. Great day out in 'Alpine' conditions!

BStar 22/Feb/14 AltLd

Moved together alpine style along the Crib Goch / Crib y Ddysgl for extra security in high winds. Loaded Gullys, Cornices, funneled wind of 65mph+, white out conditions, epic long day out

wjcdean 22/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

moved together with Adam, alternating leads. Snow improved with ascent. Only patches on Lliwedd. High winds made it interesting on those flat sections where the knife-edge disappears. You may call it 'crawling', I call it 'freestyle'. Claimed as onsight because it's my first time in winter

oldmanofmow ??/2014 -
Nick Biven ??/2014 -
wayne martucci 29/Dec/13 -
with andy
TobyA 29/Dec/13 Solo

Snow, hoar and icy rocks on Grib Goch and up on Snowdon, not much at the level of Lliwedd though.

dtbrad 29/Dec/13 -

Slight rain at the car park, snow and ice on Crib Goch and fair amount of snow on Snowdon.

with Jon 'The Bull' Morton, Oliver 'Pinkus' Marcs, Dave 'Chod' Chesson, Joe 'killer' Strutt, Wayne 'Crag Rat' Martucci
Joe Strutt 29/Dec/13 -
with dtbrad
Dingchav 29/Dec/13 Solo β
Ceridwen 30/Nov/13 Solo O/S

Completed in under 5hours, just, lovely day!

davidbird63 24/Nov/13 Solo

Harry's second route. Really great day. He performed admirably. He was unfazed by the exposure.

with Harry Bird
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 06/Apr/13 -
Caralynh 06/Apr/13 Solo

Yet another perfect alpine day! worth the 3.30 am start for a one day raid.

JasonV 06/Apr/13 Solo

Superb - even got a sun tan.

NickNixon 03/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Unreal! Perfect Alpine conditions.

yelotango ?/Apr/13 -
Jayzen 31/Mar/13 -
with Paul Hardy
shed_hed 31/Mar/13 Solo

Felt very Alpine, especially with the weather. Good day out.

Hidden 31/Mar/13 Solo
S1LL 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S

Greatest day!

jayyaj ?/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 16/Feb/13 -
Hidden ?/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Danjones 15/Jan/13 -

Superb day, great views, great route, nice pics! Lliwedd a bit of a slog!

with Dan Hale
Dan724 15/Jan/13 Solo

Excellent conditions. Waist deep snow at times, otherwise generally about 6 inches of powder on summits and a decent cover down to 600m.

with Dan Jones
Pete_Frost ??/2013 -

Can't really remember the first time I did this!

Hidden ??/2013 2nd
cymjt ??/2013 -
static266 ??/2013 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 03/Dec/12 Solo
r.greaves 01/Dec/12 -
with bob ellis
Hidden 30/Nov/12 Solo
quarrtman1 03/Nov/12 Solo
Hidden 09/Feb/12 -
BenRyle 03/Feb/12 -
Tom Hecht 28/Jan/12 -
with Lotte Stuer
Hidden 28/Jan/12 AltLd
mullermn 28/Jan/12 Solo β

Perfect winter conditions

Hidden ??/2012 -
Darkskys ??/2012 -
PaulR1964 22/Jan/11 -

Found this extremely hard./ Fitness levels not good.

with SMT
Rick Ashton 08/Jan/11 Solo
Adi Hooper 02/Jan/11 Solo
Luke Brooks ??/2011 Solo
oliverk ??/2011 -
JamesM ??/2011 -
fattylee ??/2011 -
Ewan Russell 19/Dec/10 Solo O/S

Hard work, lots of powder. Broke trail all the way from first lake to Snowdon. Brilliant day

with Steve Sharland
johnwoo ?/Dec/10 -
Hidden 08/Mar/10 Solo
Hidden 07/Mar/10 -
lithos ??/2010 -
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Solo
Mr Fuller 14/Feb/09 Solo O/S
victim of mathematics 07/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Jon
Theeni 30/Nov/08 Solo
with Matt Kemp
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Solo
tombeasley ?/Dec/07 -
Gadgeteer ?/Jan/07 -

This was the first time, a while back. Winter is coming. . . :)

Hidden 05/Mar/06 Solo
Hidden 16/Apr/05 -
industrialiceman 19/Dec/04 -
tom_holdsworth 06/Jan/03 Solo
with Will Taylor
Hidden ?/Mar/02 -
alan moore ??/2000 -
Yourlead ?/Jan/85 Solo

Leicester Poly MC trip

with John Sellers
Iain Thow 09/Apr/83 Solo

Lots of snow above 1500ft

nigehughes ?/Feb/82 -
with Pete Winn, Chris Summerfield
Hidden ?/Jan/78 Solo
Bolt Phobia 24/Jan/76 Solo
with Kit Spencer
crowberry gully 02/Mar/74 Solo
Sean Kelly 25/Dec/69 -
with Dick Curtis
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