Rockfax Description
THE classic low-grade winter route in Wales. Long, atmospheric and involved, this route gives a great mountain adventure and in good, firm snow is a great choice for first steps in winter
1) 1, 130m. The broad central gully leads directly to The Spider
2) 1/2, 60m. The gully at the top left corner of The Spider passes some nice icy steps
3) 1, 110m. Continue up the snow slope to gain the ridge right of the summit. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Cold Climbs, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist, Snowdonia Easy Winter Climbs, AMC Uni Ticklist, Calum Muskett's Top Ten Welsh Winter, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet).


ClimberDateStyle
adam001 12/Feb Solo

In good condition, on the lean side but mixed powder/neve on the surface and frozen turf, likely won't stay that way for long. Lots of spindrift today! First time and likely my last, bit too short!

The Mountain Goat 13/Mar/16 Solo

Soft snow, won't be around for much longer

TomGB 12/Mar/16 Solo O/S

snow was very soft, gone soon.

with Pete Nielsen, Stewart Moody
petern 12/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Pete_Frost 11/Mar/16 Solo rpt

In descent. No icy steps were visible this morning as I climbed down. Avalanches had happened before the last freeze-thaw from about half way up the confined gully.

eoinb 06/Mar/16 AltLd
Hidden 28/Feb/16 AltLd
Paul Baller 26/Feb/16 Lead
with matt stevens
Hidden 18/Feb/16 Solo
static266 18/Feb/16 Solo O/S
lost.arrow 15/Feb/16 AltLd
with Mark Derby
Hidden 19/Jan/16 Solo
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Climbingspike ??/2016 -
Hidden 14/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/15 AltLd
Marq 28/Feb/15 AltLd rpt

Bit soft and on rock through the narrowing! generally simul climbed apart from the rocky section.

Mayaculpa 09/Feb/15 2nd

Easy powder snow to Spider, Chockstone almost buried. Alec lead the narrows pitch which had some nice ice steps. Beautiful weather and cloud inversion. Crackin' day.

with Alec
Matthew Martin Wsm 08/Feb/15 2nd O/S

virtually soloed it other than short icy rocky step on consolidated snow all the way up easy delightful climb, took about 90mins plodding!

with Ash payne, ian marshall
Manc88 07/Feb/15 Solo O/S

Rapid, highly enjoyable, in Alpine conditions!

will_lake 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Andy Mitchel, Richard Lake
GStone 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Richardlake 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
BStar 04/Feb/15 Solo dnf

Went for a night time ascent after work, very thin and unconsolidated snow. We waded up to the spider to see if it was more solid but it wasn't getting any better so we called it a night.

with Fon
Hidden 04/Feb/15 Solo
Hidden 04/Feb/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/15 AltLd
mrginna 03/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with rob, Andy p
JdotP 01/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with The innocent one, Magda Borkowska
TAG_UTLEY 01/Feb/15 Solo O/S

Made it up in good time, bit thin over the boulder and up the rocky groove most likely due to number of people, but very good fun with great views. Traversed left towards top to top out nearer the summit. Beautiful day. Finished off with 2nd half of the snowdon horseshoe.

with Georgia, Will
Patrick Clissold 31/Jan/15 Lead O/S
with Tom Laws
Hidden 30/Jan/15 Solo
caradoc 24/Jan/15 AltLd

Lean conditions, we abandoned plans to climb Right Hand and plodded up this one instead. http://youtu.be/gU_PcXfSULQ

with Matt H.
Hidden 24/Jan/15 2nd O/S
laurence_falconer 24/Jan/15 Lead O/S

Took Zolly and Dave up. Zolly's first winter route. Really nice route, nice and straighforwards, conidions were a bit thin but fine.

67hours 24/Jan/15 Solo
with Clay
Rebs 24/Jan/15 Solo O/S

Slightly slushy snow, lovely day!

R_W_M 24/Jan/15 Solo O/S

Bit mushy, but stunning situation

with Tom Hill, Rebs
Clay C 24/Jan/15 Solo O/S
with George
DavidWilby 24/Jan/15 2nd
with Zolly, Laurence Falconer
t_hill 24/Jan/15 Solo

First UK winter route! Awesome, if not slightly slushy.

with Rob W M
lost.arrow 18/Jan/15 Solo O/S

Blanked out in place. Scary verglace crux.

lotoad ?/Jan/15 Solo
Zolly Whitaker ?/Jan/15 2nd
with Dave Wilby, Laurence Falconer
Hidden ??/2015 Solo
Hidden ??/2015 -
Jack Manfredi 29/Dec/14 -
with Dad
Hidden 13/Dec/14 Solo
caradoc 04/Mar/14 Solo

http://youtu.be/Bqb4d-urmus

timjones 01/Mar/14 Solo
with Tim Scott
wynniemandela 01/Mar/14 -
with Rich Jones
emlynroberts 01/Mar/14 Solo
with Nigel Milner
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Solo O/S
mattfarr 04/Feb/14 Solo
ianstevens 04/Feb/14 Solo O/S

More powder than the inside of a celebrities nose. Loads of loose stuff (3+ inches) on top of a well consolidated snowpack. Had an adventure, but if you think its ok as its been done today then its not. If you really want to go up, pack your flippers, snorkel and avalanche transceiver. Tragic conditions aside, a fun route up a really cool line.

BradleyWhite 03/Feb/14 Solo
morgan91 03/Feb/14 Solo
Jay C 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Fran S
NickNixon 02/Feb/14 Solo O/S
peakcaver ??/2014 -
Ahebden93 22/Nov/13 AltLd
Ndawson 22/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Solo
loic.menzies 06/Apr/13 Lead
smolders 06/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Soloed most of it, with Loic leading an icy middle section

with Loic
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Solo
industrialiceman 06/Apr/13 Lead
SteveK 06/Apr/13 Solo
Nigel R Lewis 06/Apr/13 Solo

descended by traversing over Lliwedd

with Ian Goudge, Steve Kedward
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Solo O/S
JezzaCat 05/Apr/13 Lead
with Steve Catt, Jonathan
Hidden 04/Apr/13 -
Matt1234 01/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Will Williams 01/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Otto Bagi 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
tomdadom 30/Mar/13 Solo

slushy but sunny

tiga271 30/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 30/Mar/13 -
Hidden 16/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Roger Cruse 04/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with Kris
lost.arrow 03/Mar/13 AltLd
with Mike Nolan
Hidden 03/Mar/13 Solo
67hours 03/Mar/13 Solo

Still in, but looking a bit thin in one small patch!

Nick Russell 02/Mar/13 Solo
Jack00 02/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with Graham Plant
Poco Loco 02/Mar/13 Lead

Snow in reasonable condition early in the day. Enjoyable and quite atmospheric.

with Lucy
sheelba 02/Mar/13 Solo
philboy 02/Mar/13 Solo
with bisanth
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Solo O/S
BALD EAGLE 02/Mar/13 Solo
with Nick Russell
JasonV 02/Mar/13 Solo

Steps all way to top. Snow still in condition.

lucyh 02/Mar/13 2nd

First snow gully and moving together. Very enjoyable- when the calfs stopped burning. Enjoyed the suprise from passers by when topping out.

Mr-Cowdrey 02/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with chris ridgers
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Solo O/S
climber34neil 01/Mar/13 AltLd

With n Stacey

robgixer ?/Mar/13 Solo
gavster ?/Mar/13 Solo
with dave
hamishjfk 28/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Great conditions

Hidden 28/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hardonicus 24/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Only one thinnish bit on the upper step. Nearer I than II today...

with Dan Lane, Alex Thompson
Dan Lane 24/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Pretty easy, the 2nd step was a little tricky but nothing too bad. All of the snow is well stepped out.

Strachan 23/Feb/13 Solo O/S
robbiek 23/Feb/13 Solo
with Alistair Everett, Darrell Read
timofy 23/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/13 2nd
Darrell Read 23/Feb/13 Solo
shed_hed 23/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Will O' T'' North 23/Feb/13 2nd
with B McKendrick, W Pope
herman0055 23/Feb/13 Solo
Fiskavaig 23/Feb/13 Solo
with Paul R
dswansonlow 23/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 22/Feb/13 Solo
Lancer 22/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Climbed just after dawn. Good condition- firm nevé- a nice climb- first winter climb in Wales- absolutely loved it!

mysterion 22/Feb/13 -

Two fairly straightforward rocky/icy steps in the upper gully. No cornice.

ElvisLeg 22/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Sally
Hidden 21/Feb/13 Solo
richard s 20/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Paul Eccles
Pete_Frost 17/Feb/13 Solo

Sugary snow but no real problems.

pwb1981 09/Feb/13 -

Soloed with Tom, took as slip and had to self arrest

paulerussell 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Descended via the Watkin path then over Y Lliwedd and back to Pen-Y-Pass.

with Jen Roberts, John Stibbard, Oliver, Jason
deklan 07/Feb/13 -

moved together

with dad
Julesthe1st 03/Feb/13 Solo dnf

Bailed early on as it appeared a warm front had come in over night and everything had thawed. Very disappointed to have missed the good conditions

with Mike
scottpatrick 01/Feb/13 Lead
with Alec Roberts, Hugh Reid
Ian84 ?/Feb/13 -
Hidden ?/Feb/13 AltLd
Neil D 27/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 24/Jan/13 Solo O/S
JenRoberts 19/Jan/13 Solo
with Chris D
Benstar ?/Jan/13 Solo
beth_may ??/2013 Solo O/S
with William Brown, Will Pope
becoming-stranger ??/2013 Solo
with Beth Mc
tim20 ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
wi11 13/Dec/12 Solo O/S
with Brian
Gerallt Owain 13/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Dec/12 Solo
joe.91 13/Dec/12 Solo O/S
with Andy Hall
Hidden 12/Dec/12 Solo
John Nuttall 12/Dec/12 Solo

Perfect hard snow

jordan taylor 12/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 11/Dec/12 Solo
stefie c 08/Dec/12 Solo
pete1993 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S
franhammond92 08/Dec/12 Solo
Matt Harmon 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Tom Seccombe 04/Dec/12 AltLd

moved together.

Steve Perry 03/Dec/12 Solo

Not the best conditions, snow a little soft but still good fun.

with Shaun
McGuinness 03/Dec/12 Solo

More like III in current conditions!

with Steve
FrankBooth 02/Dec/12 Solo O/S

Quite deep snow, but could do with consolidating a bit more. Pretty straight forward plod

ashtond6 02/Dec/12 Lead dnf
benny_m 01/Dec/12 Solo rpt
David Maddison 30/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Webster 30/Nov/12 Solo

Perfect start to the winter season! mostly good consolidated snow, great views and great weather. easy climbing all the way up in these conditions

steve-grigg 30/Nov/12 Solo O/S

Great route, the snow was much better than expected and the step was quite easy as it wasn't covered in ice

Hidden 05/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/12 Solo O/S
gb83 03/Feb/12 Lead O/S

stunning route. definitely worth 3*. first winter route for the rest of the team. solo all bar the first step. early morning start was rewarded with a spectacular sunrise at the start of the route proper. stunning views.

with Rob Mitchell, Will AHM, Ed
Hidden 03/Feb/12 -
Hidden 03/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Palindrome ?/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Soloed up pitch 1 and led pitch 3.

bags ?/Jan/12 2nd
cymjt ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
mike hooper 04/Dec/11 -

first snow of the year .. good weekend

with rachel blaa, john martin
rob k 09/Jan/11 -

Moved together Alpine Style

with R Heath
Dino Dave 09/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

First winter climb... thoroughly enjoyed it!

with Dad
Hidden 08/Jan/11 Solo
mark_jc 08/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden 08/Jan/11 Lead
manwithacam 08/Jan/11 AltLd

Thought this was left trinity until walking back down the pyg track, this despite having climbed central last xmas. Much nicer conditions.

with Jon and Mike
rocket 06/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden 06/Jan/11 Lead
Wolfy1987 NEWMC 05/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jan/11 Solo
tom_holdsworth 04/Jan/11 Solo
with Will Taylor
Hidden 03/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jan/11 Solo
TobyA 03/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Perfect neve for daggering up.

with Elina
Hidden 03/Jan/11 -
stevez 03/Jan/11 Solo

Bomber neve all the way. One slightly tricky rock step that needed negotiating half way up. Took an alternative exit left on the final pitch that provided a better finish.

Hidden 03/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
clairebach 02/Jan/11 -
jparry75 02/Jan/11 Solo
with emlyn
Cardi 02/Jan/11 Lead rpt

Lovely neve

with Claire
barni ?/Jan/11 Solo O/S
31770 ??/2011 -
Tim Sparrow ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
donkster 15/Dec/10 Solo O/S

30cms wide and 4 metres long of thin ice near the top.

with mudders
Hidden 06/Dec/10 Solo
Hidden 04/Dec/10 Solo
amthalmann 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Denis, Philip
Liam FLeming 24/Mar/10 -
with Cath Wilson
Hidden 19/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Marq 14/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Solo
kiwi boy 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S

Early start giving fair to good snow conditions especially the last 100m. Excellent top out. Well worth 3 stars. Finished the day with descent via Lliwedd ridge

with gregor
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S
monkeyboyraw 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S

Took some finding in poor visibilty but top route and clean, surprisingly no steps!!

with Scorch
no_more_scotch_eggs 13/Mar/10 -

pebbles 11/Mar/10 Solo

snow plod, but stunning day, had snowy summit to ourselves plus two (hungry) seagulls

with rob
lithos 11/Mar/10 Solo

very little ice, banked out, stunning day ontop

with Peri
stemill 08/Mar/10 Solo

Blue skies, amazing conditions. Descended via Crib Goch - very alpine :o)

with Richard
twem 08/Mar/10 Solo O/S
RCrockford 08/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with Ste M
jandyd05 07/Mar/10 Solo O/S

An amazing day - glorious sunshine, no wind and I was 1st and only one on the route and on the summit of snowdon ! Topped out at 9.45 and then finished off with a traverse of Llewyd and finished by early afternoon - very alpine :-)

Falko 06/Mar/10 Solo

We left home at 01:30hrs and travelled 195 miles to find Llanberis at +6 degrees Celcius. Hmmmm. Left the Pen-y-Pass car park at 05:45hrs but were not the first! Gentle rain persisted until we reached the ‘col’ on the PYG track, then skies gradually cleared. We could make out the Spider by the time we reached the PYG/Miner’s finger stone. Snow was soft at the base of climb but this improved as we reached the Zero Isotherm, somewhere in the vicinity of the Spider. Approx 1cm of new snow overlay a firm substrate but it only began to feel like ‘styrofoam’ in the upper section. We took a rope, some slings and a ‘Deadman’ but soloed the climb, topping out at 09:15hrs. Skies continued to clear and it was obviously a few degrees below freezing at the Trig Point. By the time we had returned to our rucksacks many other teams had arrived and were gearing up. This was my second visit to the Trinity Face – the first being in 1977. In conclusion; Central Trinity is a good easy-angled snow route with terrific situations, particularly in the upper section, best enjoyed on a clear day.

with Al W.
benny_m 06/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/10 Solo
Hidden 06/Mar/10 Solo
Bullybones 05/Mar/10 Solo
Hidden 05/Mar/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/10 Solo
1philjones1 ?/Mar/10 Solo
karlb 19/Feb/10 -
Hidden 19/Feb/10 Solo
Andy_B39 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Poor visibility but amazing snow/ice conditions

with Pip
Gwyneth 14/Feb/10 Solo
Jonny M 14/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with Megan
Jillybean 14/Feb/10 Solo

Martyn is amazing :)

with Martyn
Noodles 14/Feb/10 -

amazing climb, soloed, with amazing partner

smallerrich 13/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with James
Hidden 13/Feb/10 Solo O/S
freemanTom 13/Feb/10 Solo

First solo by myself (that does make sense if you think about it) in great nick, on summit by 9am.

farmus21 13/Feb/10 Solo

Good nick, good fun

with Sam Radcliffe
Hewin 13/Feb/10 Solo O/S
willson 13/Feb/10 Lead

Moving together

with Wills
Hidden 13/Feb/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden 12/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden 12/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Rosie Henstock 11/Feb/10 Solo O/S
TGreen 11/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Feb/10 Solo
Cardi 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Moved together. Alpine like conditions

with Andy C
chrisbryant 07/Feb/10 Solo

Perfect Conditions, Descended via Crib Coch

Adam Booth 07/Feb/10 Solo O/S

With trainers and flexi crampons!

bigglesbutcha 07/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Hard Neve, great weather, perfect conditions for practising running belays

with Murray Gallagher
samrad ?/Feb/10 -
with james G, smallerrich
Hidden ?/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/10 Solo
jshields 31/Jan/10 Solo
Sankey 31/Jan/10 Solo

Fresh snow falling and drifting down gully, atmospheric.

with Jon
dts 31/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Jan/10 Solo
Tony Holdsworth 30/Jan/10 Solo rpt

Great follow on to Parsley Fern.

with Pete Colley, Richard White, Rich Cutsforth
BorisVBlade 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Alpine style.

with Daniel Wong
geoff b 30/Jan/10 Solo

A lovely romp; first on the hill after a very early start up The Ramp in Cwm Glas.

Richie Rich 29/Jan/10 Solo
with Richard W, Rupert, Tony H, Pete Colley
thomas 25/Jan/10 Lead rpt

Nice Conditions, Tom Shaw led Russ Cooper who was on his first winter climb- 2 hours duration thoroughly enjoyed by all!

with Russ Cooper
FrankW 23/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with None
Hidden 23/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 09/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Misha 03/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Not firm neve but not powder either. Often sinking up to the knees on the way up to The Spider, then gradually got better. The crux was a short mixed section towards the top, quity spicy with one axe.

Hidden 01/Jan/10 Solo O/S
scorky345 ?/Jan/10 Solo
with Peter Wood, Gemma Simone
Will Williams ?/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Rich Kay ?/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with Darren Hollins, sherp
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 31/Dec/09 Solo
Hidden 31/Dec/09 Solo
uncontrollable 28/Dec/09 Lead O/S

moved together in 2 ropes of 2.

with Emma, Irmo, Alan B
Hidden 28/Dec/09 AltLd
Monkey_Alan 28/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

First Winter Climb!

manwithacam 28/Dec/09 AltLd

deep powder, no decent ice, not very consolidated and a little hairy at times, but still great fun, in perfect weather

with Jonathan
Hidden 28/Dec/09 AltLd
Lenny 28/Dec/09 Solo
with Gary T
MikeLell 07/Dec/09 Solo O/S

Not much snow left, had to bypass chockstone climbing over into left trinity before moving back right to finish.

garythomas ?/Dec/09 Solo
Hidden 19/Feb/09 Lead O/S
jamesh 13/Feb/09 Solo
with Emily Price
Hidden 12/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Nicholas Livesey 07/Feb/09 AltLd
with Jeff Smith
timjones 05/Feb/09 Lead
with Joe Mclean
Hidden 04/Feb/09 Solo O/S
mol 01/Feb/09 Solo
with Simon Brown
Hidden 01/Feb/09 2nd O/S
dicky79 01/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Nicola
Hidden 01/Feb/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/09 Lead
nvalentine760 ?/Feb/09 AltLd
MikeLell 30/Jan/09 Lead

Climbed in a mixture of pitches and moving together. Great day out. Girlfriend's first winter climb and second outdoor route!

with Rebecca Hindhaugh
Rebecca_h 30/Jan/09 2nd
with Mike
simon hawkins 29/Jan/09 2nd O/S
with Huw Gilbert, Dean Scott
Dean Scott 29/Jan/09 2nd

Awesome! My first winter climb!

with Huw Gilbert (Lead), Simon Hawkins
MikeLell 28/Jan/09 Solo

Climbed with one axe and no crampons, cutting steps and hand holds in good solid neve. 1st winter gully route. Excellent day out!

Hidden 14/Dec/08 2nd β
Hidden 14/Dec/08 -
Ally Smith 13/Dec/08 Lead
bms 12/Dec/08 Solo
Different Steve 07/Dec/08 Solo O/S

A cracking day out!

PanzerHanzler 07/Dec/08 Solo O/S
with Ian Thurgood, Eddy Webster, Martin Hore, John Buchan, Steve Culverhouse
Hidden ?/Nov/08 Solo
Hidden 13/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
Carly 13/Apr/08 -
with rich/chris
barni 04/Apr/08 Solo
with tom machine
Hidden 06/Feb/08 Lead
Sgt. Vest 06/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with james andy
AndrewJenkins ??/2008 -
Stuart Johnston ?/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with Lara Kuehl, g taylor
bms 16/Mar/06 AltLd
with BCS
Mark Owen 06/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

We are fairly sure it was central and not left, but it was pretty cloudy!

with Chris Owen
Darragh ?/Mar/06 -
with Mark
Hidden 27/Feb/06 2nd dnf
Glyn 21/Feb/06 AltLd
with Clive Hudson (father)
Glyn 21/Feb/06 AltLd
with Clive Hudson (father)
Hidden ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Solo O/S
philhilo ?/Dec/05 2nd

1st winter route

with Trevor Box
Kaiser999 ?/Mar/05 Solo
r0b ?/Mar/05 Solo
andy007 26/Feb/05 Solo O/S
with Gwyn Ingman
Mark A Humphries 24/Feb/05 Solo O/S
with Nick Barrowclough
Rich Kay ?/Feb/05 Solo
with sherp
Tom M Williams ?/Dec/04 AltLd O/S
with Rob E
Steve Pardoe 13/Mar/04 2nd

Brilliant, in suprisingly good nick. See Marek's pics at http://www.zenadsl6044.zen.co.uk/Steve/Main.htm

with Marek Piekarski
richard s 29/Feb/04 AltLd
with Dave Ainsworth
broc 29/Feb/04 Solo O/S
with Mike, Nathan
Hidden ?/Feb/04 Solo O/S
Mal Grey ??/2004 Solo
Hidden 01/Mar/02 AltLd
reg_measures 13/Jan/02 Solo
with steve, aaron
Hidden 12/Jan/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Dec/01 Solo
Woody63 31/Dec/01 Solo
with Dave W
bms 14/Jan/01 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jan/01 AltLd
Hidden 13/Jan/01 Lead O/S
Derek Ryden ??/2001 Solo
with Duncan Spencer
akhughes ??/2000 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Solo
Iain Thow 10/Mar/99 Solo

Descent

AB1965 10/Jan/98 AltLd
Hidden 15/Jan/97 Lead
Hidden 30/Dec/96 Lead
iskra2000 10/Jan/96 Solo
with Erlend Williamson, Mark Leach
BenTiffin ?/Dec/95 Solo
with John Wheeler, Andy Bissell
NeilGriffiths ??/1994 Solo
with Simon Bennett
Hidden 06/Mar/93 Solo
Hidden 27/Feb/93 Lead O/S
Tim Sparrow ?/Apr/92 -
with Rod Eddies
kenny boy 19/Nov/91 Solo
michaelb1 ?/Feb/91 Lead

superb route at grade

Andy Say 27/Jan/91 Lead
malc 27/Jan/91 Solo
mark-abz 18/Jan/91 Solo
with Andy W
Hidden 10/Dec/90 AltLd
Hidden 02/Nov/90 Solo
rob from scotland ?/Jun/90 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Dec/87 Lead
Hidden 14/Mar/87 Lead
Derek Ryden ??/1987 Lead
Pete Pozman 09/Apr/86 Solo
with John Byrne
Hidden 01/Mar/86 -
michael burrows 05/Jan/86 AltLd O/S
with jim kite, ian nettleton
dodders ?/Jan/86 Solo
with Simon L
Hidden ??/1986 Solo
Nick Biven 20/Mar/85 Solo
Hidden 21/Feb/85 Solo
bms ?/Apr/83 Solo

Perfect nevé

with BCS
Hidden 23/Jan/83 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/83 Solo
nniff ??/1982 -
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
Derek Ryden ?/Jan/79 Solo
with Andy Draper
leland stamper ?/Feb/78 AltLd

Hot sun. First time I had seen blue zinc cream

with Andi Henderson (aus)
jon 02/Apr/77 Lead
with Elaine
Bolt Phobia 29/Jan/77 Solo
with John Broadwell
babymoac ??/1977 -
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Feb/75 AltLd
pneame 15/Feb/74 -
Sean Kelly ?/Feb/72 -

Climbed many times over the years from Dec through to April in deep powder and perfect neve, and even hard ice! Best ascent was probably on Christmas Day 1995 with Harold Jepson first in the car park and climbed after a fall of 12" of new snow! Soloed Feb'10. Nobody else on the route on such a superb day.

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