280m. This takes the long shallow curving line on the right edge of the steeper ground. A quality snow plod.

Ticklists: Snowdonia Easy Winter Climbs.


ClimberDateStyle
stonejumper 12/Feb Solo
with Stan
Stan74 12/Feb -
with Chrisby
j.anstee 13/Jan Solo O/S

Soft snow...

with Stuart
Hidden 19/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Ian Stirrups 14/Feb/16 Solo

In surprisigly good nick considering the generally light cover

with Dave Appleing, Sue
Woodmouse 23/Jan/16 Solo
Ron Rees Davies 20/Jan/16 -
with Matt
Lee0901 ??/2016 Solo
JonWoolacott 04/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Jonno 17/Feb/15 Solo
with Andrew
andy007 17/Feb/15 Solo

soft at bottom - thinner but more firm higher up

with Jon
Hidden 07/Feb/15 Solo
Hidden 04/Feb/15 Solo rpt
j.townley 03/Feb/15 Solo
with Stops!
Stopsy 03/Feb/15 Solo
with Townley
Hidden 03/Feb/15 Solo O/S
Sardien 03/Feb/15 Solo O/S
artmal 24/Jan/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jan/15 Solo
mysterion 26/Feb/14 -

Not very wintery but a complete line of reasonably firm sugary snow from bottom to top. Small cornice overhang on rim avoided to left.

tomdadom 16/Feb/14 Solo

Very soft snow the whole way. Sketchy top out given conditions and large cornice

jezb1 04/Feb/14 Solo
Hidden 04/Feb/14 Solo
NeilGriffiths ??/2014 -

Descent

with Dave Garry, Adam
Hidden 03/Apr/13 Solo
NickNixon 01/Apr/13 Solo O/S

A contented experience. Ok at the bottom but thin and loose at the top.

Kinge 31/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with gareth
Hidden 29/Mar/13 Solo
shed_hed 27/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with Catherine Lawrence
Hidden ?/Mar/13 AltLd
jayyaj ?/Feb/13 Solo
steveriley ?/Feb/13 -
Andy Merrick 26/Jan/13 Solo

superb day until 1pm then retreated due to rain.

Mayaculpa 26/Jan/13 Solo

Snow in good condition, got to see the views this time. Met a great bunch of lads from Brum.

with Jason
deejmonkey 26/Jan/13 Solo
with rob, Andy Merrick, len, Damian
Daymo 26/Jan/13 Solo
with DJ
terragait 26/Jan/13 Solo
with deej
jayyaj 26/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 25/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 20/Jan/13 -
alexei.nicholas 19/Jan/13 Solo O/S

First winter climb!

with Sam Clayton
mellorno1 ?/Jan/13 Solo

harsh winter conditions

Blurgy319 12/Dec/12 Solo
with Tom Hansford, Matt Hughes
CM1992 11/Dec/12 Solo

Good conditions, nice and solid and a beautiful day too

with Rosie Lowe
Hidden 10/Dec/12 Solo
Pete_Frost 08/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Climbed together on way up. Soloed down again and did C Gully.

with Dave Pearce
JezzaCat 08/Dec/12 Solo

Just the top section after traversing from East Ridge

with Jonathan
Hidden 05/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 03/Dec/12 Solo
garywalker147 02/Dec/12 Solo

1st person on route. Not too soft and not too hard

LozM 02/Dec/12 Solo

Most definitely NOT in conditions. Snow compact, but not bonded. Turf not frozen.

Dan_Staff 01/Dec/12 Solo
TGreen 01/Dec/12 Solo O/S
with Rosie Henstock, Martin G
Darrell Read 01/Dec/12 Solo
Rosie Henstock 01/Dec/12 Solo O/S
with Martin Green, Tom Green
hamishjfk ?/Dec/12 Solo O/S

Good condition great route to get some alpine exsposure hamish jfk

Cadairmanuk 30/Nov/12 -
McGuinness 29/Nov/12 Solo
Cardi 08/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Moonlit ascent

with Gwen
Matt1234 04/Feb/12 Solo O/S
terragait 31/Jan/12 Solo
with deej
deejmonkey 31/Jan/12 Solo
with rob
Hidden ?/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden ??/2012 -
tubby Tez 09/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with Admiral Steel, daddybear2004, templeton adams
Rich Kay 09/Jan/11 Solo
with Admiral Steel, tez young, Darren Hollins
Hidden 09/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Fiskavaig 09/Jan/11 Solo
with Paul R
Alpinehero 08/Jan/11 Solo
spidey 08/Jan/11 Solo

Gwyn jones. Nice easy plod!

jshields 08/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden 07/Jan/11 Solo
jcook1980 06/Jan/11 AltLd
with Sam A, Luke Holmes
david morse 04/Jan/11 Solo
with Lawrence
Nicholas Livesey 03/Jan/11 Solo
with Lucie Sedlarova
jon22 03/Jan/11 Solo
thecurlyone 03/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Robbie's first winter climb

Adi Hooper 03/Jan/11 Solo
The Bad Cough 03/Jan/11 Solo rpt

Descent after B gully

with Christian Minett, Tom Williams, John Sealey, Paul Beacall
mark12345 03/Jan/11 Solo

did with daughter

mark12345 03/Jan/11 Solo

did with daughter

Hidden 02/Jan/11 Solo
Homes ?/Jan/11 AltLd
with Jonny C, Sam A
Hidden 31/Dec/10 Solo
mattfarr 30/Dec/10 Solo
edsankey 23/Dec/10 Solo O/S
with Simon Mason
Hidden 14/Dec/10 Solo O/S
michael burrows 13/Dec/10 Solo

As said previously, good snow, without the bucket steps you would have definatly needed crampons, excellent

Rich Kay 12/Dec/10 Solo

One of the few lines in today I'd imagine.Stayed to the right of steps to make it more enjoyable.

with Mr Neil, Darren Hollins
Hidden 12/Dec/10 Solo O/S
thomas 06/Dec/10 Solo O/S

Banana Gully solo, bit powdery at the bottom to middle improved toward the top topped out into bright sunshine and cloudless skies-brilliant easy for it's grade. Tom Shaw

ParkFace 04/Dec/10 Solo dnf
with Marvin Marshall, Dan Ives, Rob Stordy, Tiffany Littler
Hidden 04/Dec/10 -
PirateFrog 04/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Mayaculpa 30/Nov/10 -
with Eamon Hanlon, Stewart Webb
pete.hutchings 13/Mar/10 Solo
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/10 Solo
amthalmann 06/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Nicholas Livesey 06/Mar/10 Solo
with Jamie Weaver, Andy Dann
jmjw 06/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with Andy D, Nick L
climbing_rocks1983 27/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with Alan, Kieran, Petey
kiwi boy 20/Feb/10 Solo O/S

10cm powder with a topping of graupel. 20cm firm compacted snow base layer weakly bonded to powder. Fantastic for front pointing though. Richard broke trail first third I took the the middle thrid and Paul broke through the cornice. Awesome. A futher 20cm snow fell the following night stopped ascents on broad gully next day due to potential avalanche

with Richard Fox, paul McCloy
MaxR 20/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden 20/Feb/10 Solo
Rachel Kingham 20/Feb/10 -
Wyn Bach 20/Feb/10 Solo

Did this in decent.

tim newton 13/Feb/10 Solo O/S

in descent

aged_ape 13/Feb/10 Solo O/S
tiga271 13/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden 12/Feb/10 Solo
Roger Cruse 07/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with Kris, Buffy, George & Clare
Hidden 07/Feb/10 Solo
George Ormerod 07/Feb/10 Solo O/S

Romptastic.

with Roger and Kris, Buffy, Clare W
jambomotamops 07/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hjort 07/Feb/10 Solo O/S

Got halfway up the line of steps towards the narrower part, before traversing across onto the main face of Y Garn, tending towards C Gully, but not quite reaching it. Nice mixed climbing on alternating rock hard neve, and solid turf. A cracking alpine esque trip.

Slarti B 06/Feb/10 -

Went up gulley then cut across to left before the narrow bit. NIce route up teh face arriving just to left of summit. Nice hard snow.

with Sofia, Arek, Alex
Hidden ?/Feb/10 Solo
Chris Harding 24/Jan/10 Solo O/S

descended using this gully

with Mick, Paul Lester
Hidden 09/Jan/10 Solo
chrisbryant 08/Jan/10 Solo

snow a little soft brilliant sunshine

Hidden 03/Jan/10 Solo
gosset ??/2010 -
with Ian Williams, Euryn, Terry Parry
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Mayaculpa 29/Dec/09 Solo

Wind inceased to epic proportions near the top blowing huge amounts of spindrift. Large cornice. exited on the left hand side. Wind now screaming, could hardly stand up !!

with Rich Williams, Gabi Smallbone, Paul Stock
Hidden 29/Dec/09 Solo
bavarianGaz 29/Dec/09 Solo O/S

Epic day!

with Andy and Ben
mitch 23/Dec/09 Solo O/S

Loose snow. Traversed to path where the cornice was smaller to break through.

Hidden 01/Dec/09 Solo
SAF ?/Dec/09 Solo
Hidden 18/Feb/09 Solo
texuspete 14/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Nicholas Livesey 14/Feb/09 Solo
with Peter Machin
Hidden 13/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Feb/09 Solo
Hidden 08/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/09 Lead O/S
jogwen 07/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/09 Solo O/S
A Downing 07/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Ben Monkton
Hidden 01/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/09 Solo
jandyd05 19/Jan/09 Solo O/S

First winter snow gully - won't be my last :-) Snow conditions a bit soft and a fair cornice to break through at the top.

Hidden ??/2009 Solo
ChalkBall 03/Dec/08 Solo

Winter's coming!

with David Hunnisett
Hidden 10/Feb/07 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 -
Rampikino 05/Mar/06 Solo
Rich Kay ?/Mar/06 Solo

Went up it and then descended it.

with sherp
Hidden 25/Feb/06 Solo
Hidden 02/Feb/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
Kaiser999 ?/Mar/05 Solo
ross duffield ?/Mar/05 Solo
with row
Rich Kay ?/Feb/05 Solo

very cold and nice hard neve

with sherp
Rich Kay ?/Feb/05 Solo

thawing conditions,snow very loose at narrow section.And descent.

with westy, sherp
Martyn ??/2005 Solo O/S
with James Williams
Hidden 14/Jan/01 -
Martyn ?/Jan/97 Solo O/S
with James Williams
Neil Conway ??/1997 Lead O/S
with David Oates
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
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