Rockfax Description
The right-hand finish of the classic Trinity gullies gives another great snow route
1) 1, 130m. Climb the easy snow-ramp to the snow patch called The Spider
2) 2, 30m. Follow the gully rightwards until the walls become more pronounced
3) 3, 40m. Continue up the gully with interest
4) 3, 50m. More tricky icy-gully climbing
5) 1, 100m. The easy snow-slope leads to the summit. © Rockfax

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
t0xic 2 Feb 2nd O/S
MarkStephenPeck 2 Feb 2nd O/S
macca69 2 Mar, 2018 2nd
gtaylor997 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S The route was pretty well torn up in places by the time we got to it but was just about in, some lovely climbing and an interesting last pitch by Jerome!
with Jerome Lloyd, joeramsay
The route was pretty well torn up in places by the time we got to it but was just about in, some lovely climbing and an interesting last pitch by Jerome!
with Jerome Lloyd, joeramsay
jflloyd 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd
tomchitson 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
Butty 24 Feb, 2018 Lead
Hidden 24 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
rod757 16 Feb, 2018 -
with Charlie
with Charlie
sgl 16 Feb, 2018 Solo
Ewan Russell 15 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S Led in 3 pitches I did first proper pitch. Route was in good condition.
with kelly_426, Tom Nichols
Led in 3 pitches I did first proper pitch. Route was in good condition.
with kelly_426, Tom Nichols
rod757 15 Feb, 2018 Solo Outstanding
Outstanding
99ster 12 Feb, 2018 2nd
with George Fisher
with George Fisher
Colin Knowles ?Jan, 2018 Lead
Colin Knowles ?Jan, 2018 Lead
Colin Knowles ?Jan, 2018 Lead
Cheese Monkey ??, 2018 2nd
with Colin Knowles, julio f
with Colin Knowles, julio f
Hidden ??, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden 1 Dec, 2017 Solo
Pete_Frost 11 Mar, 2016 Solo dnf Rime-ice was falling from the sun-warmed gully walls and created a number of mini avalanches, plus the snow below the chockstone had become wet and slushy by around 11:00 today. Further climbing would have ruined the snow for tomorrow (assuming it freezes again tonight) and the bucket-loads of ice fragments being poured onto my head were becoming tiresome, so I backed-off.
Rime-ice was falling from the sun-warmed gully walls and created a number of mini avalanches, plus the snow below the chockstone had become wet and slushy by around 11:00 today. Further climbing would have ruined the snow for tomorrow (assuming it freezes again tonight) and the bucket-loads of ice fragments being poured onto my head were becoming tiresome, so I backed-off.
Paul Baller 26 Feb, 2016 Lead
with matt stevens
with matt stevens
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
Climbingspike ??, 2016 -
Sophie Nunn 7 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Ian L, Floris
with Ian L, Floris
dashby 7 Feb, 2015 AltLd A fabulous day and a fabulous climb
with Jonathan Hubbard
A fabulous day and a fabulous climb
with Jonathan Hubbard
Hidden 6 Feb, 2015 2nd O/S
Neil D 24 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Roger Cruse 3 Mar, 2014 AltLd rpt
with Kris
with Kris
Mihkel 1 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S With Chris Warner, MT for most. Bumped into Alex Pickard & Amy at bottom of crag.
With Chris Warner, MT for most. Bumped into Alex Pickard & Amy at bottom of crag.
Hidden 1 Mar, 2014 2nd
chris warner 1 Mar, 2014 2nd O/S Great route in fantastic conditions
with Chris Jose, Mike Dudley
Great route in fantastic conditions
with Chris Jose, Mike Dudley
BradleyWhite 7 Feb, 2014 Lead
morgan91 7 Feb, 2014 Lead
stevensduk ?Feb, 2014 2nd
oldmanofmow ??, 2014 -
IanGilbertJones ??, 2014 -
shavec 6 Apr, 2013 2nd
Stone Muppet 6 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S Quite thin, turfy, tricky. Glorious day and fun sliding back down pyg track!
with ceri
Quite thin, turfy, tricky. Glorious day and fun sliding back down pyg track!
with ceri
Glyn 30 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S Bit powdery
with Amy UT
Bit powdery
with Amy UT
Amy UT 30 Mar, 2013 2nd O/S Great first winter climbing experience. More mixed than was expecting. Good hand holds coming out from cave belay.
with Glyn
Great first winter climbing experience. More mixed than was expecting. Good hand holds coming out from cave belay.
with Glyn
Hidden 2 Mar, 2013 2nd O/S
Mr-Cowdrey 2 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
with chris ridgers
with chris ridgers
frost 28 Feb, 2013 Solo
with D Almond
with D Almond
Neil McA 27 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderhoven
with Chris Vanderhoven
Hidden 25 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S
robblowen 25 Feb, 2013 2nd O/S
with Migsy
with Migsy
Binder 24 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Brilliant! Great conditions, lovely route. Ran out of rope on p3 and had to stop two yards shy of the belay spike!
with mrchewy
Brilliant! Great conditions, lovely route. Ran out of rope on p3 and had to stop two yards shy of the belay spike!
with mrchewy
Hidden 24 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
Tim Sparrow 24 Feb, 2013 Lead
with Piers Nesbitt
with Piers Nesbitt
Hardonicus 24 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S Alt leads, we all did a pitch each. Fun climbing.
with Dan Lane, Alex Thompson
Alt leads, we all did a pitch each. Fun climbing.
with Dan Lane, Alex Thompson
Dan Lane 24 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S Done in 3 pitches. H led to Cave. I led crux pitch and Alex to just below the top. Brilliant route and my hardest winter lead to date. the move out of the small cave belay was quite tricky, it was quite lean but some really good turf all the way up the route. Great fun!
Done in 3 pitches. H led to Cave. I led crux pitch and Alex to just below the top. Brilliant route and my hardest winter lead to date. the move out of the small cave belay was quite tricky, it was quite lean but some really good turf all the way up the route. Great fun!
pwb1981 23 Feb, 2013 Lead
Matt Cooke 23 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
DannyK 23 Feb, 2013 Lead rpt
with Katie
with Katie
deklan 11 Feb, 2013 AltLd
with dad
with dad
3kidsandanorton 9 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Cuillin Calling 9 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Mr Wild 26 Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S Got lost looking for Gamrof so popped up this. Felt thin but not sure, nice route though
Got lost looking for Gamrof so popped up this. Felt thin but not sure, nice route though
Ralfy ?Jan, 2013 Solo O/S
jjridley ?Jan, 2013 -
wi11 13 Dec, 2012 Solo O/S
joe.91 13 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S Perfect conditions, brilliant route!
with Andy Hall
Perfect conditions, brilliant route!
with Andy Hall
frost 13 Dec, 2012 Solo
DannyK 13 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S Perfect day: -5, no wind, blue sky's and bomber neve.
Perfect day: -5, no wind, blue sky's and bomber neve.
George_Surf 12 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S 5am start, we were at the bottom by 8:30. Started on this, Stephen took the first pitch out of the spider, quite steep. I then led the short crux icefall and stephen carried it to the top. Great route, awesome climbing and good belays.
with Stephen Keyes
5am start, we were at the bottom by 8:30. Started on this, Stephen took the first pitch out of the spider, quite steep. I then led the short crux icefall and stephen carried it to the top. Great route, awesome climbing and good belays.
with Stephen Keyes
Hidden 12 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S
rwm7131 12 Dec, 2012 AltLd
with JamesA
with JamesA
Pete_Frost 12 Dec, 2012 Solo rpt
Julian Prieto 8 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S
Piers Harley 3 Dec, 2012 AltLd A bit soft but it went
with Jeremy Windsor
A bit soft but it went
with Jeremy Windsor
lost.arrow 2 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Mike Nolan
with Mike Nolan
Hidden 2 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S
dan-8990 2 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S
with HG
with HG
David Maddison 30 Nov, 2012 2nd O/S
Webster 30 Nov, 2012 AltLd O/S slightly dodgy conditions from the 1st proper pitch upwards with unconsolidated snow ontop of non frozen turf, but still good fun. 1 move of tecnical grade 4 above the cave belay and sustained grade 3 climbing on the first true pitch (3rd pitch listed in guide)
slightly dodgy conditions from the 1st proper pitch upwards with unconsolidated snow ontop of non frozen turf, but still good fun. 1 move of tecnical grade 4 above the cave belay and sustained grade 3 climbing on the first true pitch (3rd pitch listed in guide)
steve-grigg 30 Nov, 2012 AltLd O/S Guide said it was 2/3 but felt more like a hard 3. Powdery most the way up, turf wasn't very frozen and no proper ice, meant there was a few hard moves well above any gear, still had great fun though
Guide said it was 2/3 but felt more like a hard 3. Powdery most the way up, turf wasn't very frozen and no proper ice, meant there was a few hard moves well above any gear, still had great fun though
tsjx 11 Feb, 2012 AltLd
with Marq
with Marq
Marq 11 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S Very soft and mixed. Following teams belay failed!
with tsjx
Very soft and mixed. Following teams belay failed!
with tsjx
bms 8 Feb, 2012 AltLd Snow not particularly well consolidated but turf solid. Interesting all the way.
with BCS
Snow not particularly well consolidated but turf solid. Interesting all the way.
with BCS
cymjt ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
mark_jc 8 Jan, 2011 2nd
31770 ??, 2011 -
Tim Sparrow ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ?Dec, 2010 Solo
Ben ski 21 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
with Stuart Oram, Kai Leyendecker
with Stuart Oram, Kai Leyendecker
bob johnson 14 Mar, 2010 AltLd conditions - just fine
with Bram
conditions - just fine
with Bram
George Ormerod 10 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
Roger Cruse 10 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with George
with George
Hidden 7 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
Falko 7 Mar, 2010 Solo Arrived at base of Clogwyn y Garnedd at 07:50hrs in superb weather conditions. There was one other soloist on the entire face (he did R-H Trinity then L-H Trinity). My climbing partner was feeling weary from the previous day’s exertions so he opted to stay ‘below’ and sunbathe. An exit ‘notch’ in the large cornice was clearly visible. Snow/ice conditions in the gully were good but the ice on the r-h side of the chockstone had been stripped by the recent hoardes (several ascents the previous day). This called for a bit of jiggery-pokery to enable a sequence of bridging moves. The spring sunshine was beginning to have an effect on the cornice, necessitating an exciting rising traverse to the exit notch. Topped out at 08:59. This completes my trio of Trinity solos, first started in 1977.
Arrived at base of Clogwyn y Garnedd at 07:50hrs in superb weather conditions. There was one other soloist on the entire face (he did R-H Trinity then L-H Trinity). My climbing partner was feeling weary from the previous day’s exertions so he opted to stay ‘below’ and sunbathe. An exit ‘notch’ in the large cornice was clearly visible. Snow/ice conditions in the gully were good but the ice on the r-h side of the chockstone had been stripped by the recent hoardes (several ascents the previous day). This called for a bit of jiggery-pokery to enable a sequence of bridging moves. The spring sunshine was beginning to have an effect on the cornice, necessitating an exciting rising traverse to the exit notch. Topped out at 08:59. This completes my trio of Trinity solos, first started in 1977.
Hidden 7 Mar, 2010 Solo
bms 3 Mar, 2010 Lead Great route. Harder than I expected. Only 1 other party on the face - in Lady's Gully.
with DW
Great route. Harder than I expected. Only 1 other party on the face - in Lady's Gully.
with DW
Hidden 3 Mar, 2010 2nd
donkster 1 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
with cooper leek, dennis
with cooper leek, dennis
cooper leek 1 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S
with dennis, donk
with dennis, donk
Bex_M 28 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Duncan Dunbar
with Duncan Dunbar
Briwi 27 Feb, 2010 2nd O/S Lead by Sam. Strayed off-route to avoid cornice at top of climb. No wind but poor vis. Great climb and even found an ice wall to play with on the way down! Suspect vote reflects off-route...
Lead by Sam. Strayed off-route to avoid cornice at top of climb. No wind but poor vis. Great climb and even found an ice wall to play with on the way down! Suspect vote reflects off-route...
Hidden 18 Feb, 2010 Lead O/S
Gwyneth 14 Feb, 2010 2nd
with Stewart
with Stewart
farmus21 14 Feb, 2010 Lead Moved together for most of it. Best of the 3 Trinity Gullies. Not hard but sustains interest... Worth getting up at 6am and beating the hordes.
with Sam Radcliffe
Moved together for most of it. Best of the 3 Trinity Gullies. Not hard but sustains interest... Worth getting up at 6am and beating the hordes.
with Sam Radcliffe
Hidden 7 Feb, 2010 2nd
steven 7 Feb, 2010 AltLd
with Brian Hull
with Brian Hull
Hidden 7 Feb, 2010 Lead
stuart34 6 Feb, 2010 Lead O/S led 1st two pitches, thin in places
with st43, James Monypenny
led 1st two pitches, thin in places
with st43, James Monypenny
MikeLell 6 Feb, 2010 Solo O/S Followed three guys up who were pitching it, a bit thin in places. Cornice beginning to break off :S
Followed three guys up who were pitching it, a bit thin in places. Cornice beginning to break off :S
samrad ?Feb, 2010 -
with james G, smallerrich
with james G, smallerrich
smallerrich ?Feb, 2010 -
with samrad
with samrad
elhig1 ?Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S huge 15ft cornice at top of route
with Steve tatham
huge 15ft cornice at top of route
with Steve tatham
llevick 30 Jan, 2010 2nd dog fell on first pitch at base of climb! Mixed conditions.
with ebastock, Edd the duck!, John Beddard, Dan Ashfield, Sophie John
fell on first pitch at base of climb! Mixed conditions.
with ebastock, Edd the duck!, John Beddard, Dan Ashfield, Sophie John
ebastock ?Jan, 2010 2nd Soloed the 1st pitch which was a bit thin. Start of the 2nd pitch was very thin too. An adventurous day out!
with John Beddard
Soloed the 1st pitch which was a bit thin. Start of the 2nd pitch was very thin too. An adventurous day out!
with John Beddard
The_Boy_ODwyer ?Jan, 2010 AltLd Only crag in in Wales when we were there, happy times :-)
Only crag in in Wales when we were there, happy times :-)
Hidden ??, 2010 -
thecurlyone 28 Dec, 2009 AltLd O/S Some turf not fully frozen. Unconsolidated Snow. Beautiful Day!
Some turf not fully frozen. Unconsolidated Snow. Beautiful Day!
david morse 28 Dec, 2009 Solo
BorisVBlade 28 Dec, 2009 AltLd O/S Lead pitch 1 and 3. Really great climb, amazing views!
with Ben Ram
Lead pitch 1 and 3. Really great climb, amazing views!
with Ben Ram
Hidden 11 Feb, 2009 2nd
Glyn Davidson 8 Feb, 2009 Solo dnf Went to do right hand today, wasn't in condition though, very loose and lots of spin drift. Soloed the first pitch and then down climbed.
with Stewart
Went to do right hand today, wasn't in condition though, very loose and lots of spin drift. Soloed the first pitch and then down climbed.
with Stewart
The Bad Cough 7 Feb, 2009 Lead O/S
with Lee Bonner and Paul Sambrooks
with Lee Bonner and Paul Sambrooks
jade Edwards Leaney 6 Feb, 2009 AltLd
with gavin
with gavin
Hidden 4 Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S
barni 2 Feb, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Northern
with Northern
sebrider ?Feb, 2009 - Thin and lots of spindrift on crux, oh the joys :)
with Dan Walker
Thin and lots of spindrift on crux, oh the joys :)
with Dan Walker
Hidden ?Feb, 2009 -
porridgefan 28 Jan, 2009 2nd O/S First winter route! Bloody brilliant too!
with Huw Gilbert
First winter route! Bloody brilliant too!
with Huw Gilbert
Kaiser999 7 Dec, 2008 Lead O/S Variable snow conditions throughout but with some decent neve and thin ice on the difficulties
with Dave Owen
Variable snow conditions throughout but with some decent neve and thin ice on the difficulties
with Dave Owen
Hidden 13 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
Carly 13 Apr, 2008 -
with rich/chris
with rich/chris
mike.moss ??, 2008 Solo O/S
Hidden 22 Mar, 2006 Solo
Tobias at Home 26 Feb, 2006 Solo very thin. mainly frozen vertical grass.
very thin. mainly frozen vertical grass.
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Ian McNeill ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 AltLd O/S
grazedandconfused ??, 2006 2nd
with chris shorrock
with chris shorrock
Hidden ?Feb, 2004 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2003 2nd O/S
MjrTom ?Jan, 2002 Solo Most scary experience of my life. Conditions were very thin, comprising of mainly thin frozen turf. spindrift avalances down the gully. Topped out after dark.
with paul m hadley
Most scary experience of my life. Conditions were very thin, comprising of mainly thin frozen turf. spindrift avalances down the gully. Topped out after dark.
with paul m hadley
NeilGriffiths 25 Feb, 2001 - Lean, frozen turf
with John Isaard
Lean, frozen turf
with John Isaard
akhughes ??, 2000 Solo O/S
AB1965 10 Apr, 1998 AltLd
Hidden 11 Dec, 1996 AltLd
Hidden 14 Feb, 1996 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Mar, 1995 AltLd
Hidden 25 Feb, 1995 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 Feb, 1994 Lead O/S
michaelb1 ?Feb, 1994 AltLd Excellent icy steps and good belays in between
with Stell
Excellent icy steps and good belays in between
with Stell
Hidden 27 Feb, 1993 AltLd
Hidden 5 Apr, 1992 Lead
mark-abz 18 Jan, 1991 Solo
with Andy W
with Andy W
Sean Kelly ?Jan, 1991 -
with John Hynes
with John Hynes
dodders ?Jan, 1990 AltLd
with Dick Hargreaves
with Dick Hargreaves
Hidden ??, 1989 AltLd
nigehughes ?Jan, 1988 AltLd
with Mark Savage
with Mark Savage
Nick Biven 8 Mar, 1986 Solo
michael burrows 26 Jan, 1986 AltLd O/S
with steve alger
with steve alger
kenny boy 12 Jan, 1986 Lead
Hidden ??, 1986 2nd
Hidden 12 Jan, 1985 AltLd
Hidden 19 Feb, 1984 Lead
steveb2006 7 Apr, 1983 AltLd
with Mike Pryzodski
with Mike Pryzodski
nniff ?Feb, 1983 -
Tim Sparrow ?Feb, 1983 -
with nniff
with nniff
Hidden 1 Jan, 1982 AltLd
Steve Woollard ??, 1979 AltLd
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?Feb, 1975 AltLd
Hidden ??, 1972 Lead
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