Welsh Winter Climbs Guide - Page 77

Ticklists: Top ridge scrambles of Britain.

Tarquin 05/Jan -
royle883 29/Dec/17 Solo

There's not much snow, we'll just run up Y Gribin...soft snow lower down, top section in beautifully frozen winter conditions with ice and solid turf

abifletch 26/Dec/17 Solo

In descent

Hidden 16/Dec/17 -
Mike Roach 16/Dec/17 Solo O/S

Good winter conditions with ice rime on rock and compacted snow and powder.

stratandrew 16/Dec/17 Solo

in descent. as fun as ever if you stick to the ridge.

Tarquin 11/Dec/17 -
dkilner 01/Dec/17 Solo
John1458 01/Dec/17 Solo O/S

In descent

gtaylor997 01/Dec/17 Solo O/S
James Rigby 30/Nov/17 Solo


Tarquin 28/Nov/17 -
lynn 23/Mar/17 -
Graham Boxall 10/Feb/17 -
mrphilipoldham 10/Feb/17 Solo O/S

Joined from False Gribin. Rimed up but axe/crampons not required.

michael burrows 05/Feb/17 Solo rpt

with the Clwyd club

j.anstee 14/Jan/17 Solo


with Stuart
Hidden 14/Jan/17 Solo O/S
AJWolfie 14/Jan/17 Solo O/S
tagscuderia ??/2017 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/16 Solo
Hidden 29/Nov/16 -
eduardo 26/Nov/16 Solo rpt

As descent, winter conditions at top

fuzzysheep01 26/Nov/16 Solo O/S
with Lou Twist , Ed Shaw
Lmt 26/Nov/16 Solo
with Ed
stutoms ?/Nov/16 Solo
Hidden 05/Mar/16 Lead
Kinge 13/Feb/16 Solo rpt
with Dowsett
td72 12/Feb/16 Solo
with Katie
katie93 12/Feb/16 Solo G/U
with Tom
R Brown 30/Jan/16 Solo
richprideaux 20/Jan/16 Solo rpt
andy007 18/Jan/16 Solo rpt

Used as descent - good snow cover - soft

with Matty W
Wanderer100 17/Jan/16 Solo

Very busy and too short but good fun nonetheless.

Homes 17/Jan/16 Solo
with Leo
Hidden 17/Jan/16 Solo
bigbobbyking 17/Jan/16 -
Hidden 17/Jan/16 Solo
Bulls Crack 16/Jan/16 Solo
Hidden 16/Jan/16 Solo O/S
Tarquin 16/Jan/16 -
with Rich Wells, Holly L, Helen, Louise
Gerallt Owain 16/Jan/16 Solo O/S


summerse 16/Jan/16 Solo
Louvet 16/Jan/16 -
with Tarquin
anthonylewis 16/Jan/16 Solo
Kinge 16/Jan/16 Solo O/S

Introduction to winter mountaineering for several members of the club. Lot of fun!

seanlikeskites 16/Jan/16 Solo
Lindh 16/Jan/16 -
Hidden 16/Jan/16 Solo
Hidden 16/Jan/16 Solo O/S
danwilliams99 16/Jan/16 Solo

Descent after Bristly Ridge

Michael Aylen 15/Jan/16 -
callumbtaylor 15/Jan/16 Solo

Descent. More consolidated at some parts than others....

James12389 15/Jan/16 Solo
Dazluke2000 14/Jan/16 Solo
with Tommy OReilly
wi11 14/Jan/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Jan/16 Solo
Rachael88 09/Jan/16 Solo
with Adam
griffithpatrick 09/Jan/16 Solo
BStar 09/Jan/16 Solo

Quite wet and unconsolidated, a brilliant day out nonetheless with the GMC

with Mike Bennett, Richard Hampshire, Trevers, Rachael
Hidden 09/Jan/16 Solo
jacob shieldhouse hadley 09/Jan/16 Solo O/S

decent.. soft

with paddy
Trevers 09/Jan/16 Solo

Lots of snow, not particularly cold or consolidated. A fun and atmospheric day out in good company!

with GMC, BStar, Mike Bennett, Rachael
annastudholme ??/2016 -
tom bre ??/2016 -
Hidden 21/Feb/15 Solo
gb83 21/Feb/15 Solo
Jonno 16/Feb/15 Solo
with Andrew
andy007 16/Feb/15 Solo

used in descent

with Jon
climbing son 07/Feb/15 Solo
helehan 07/Feb/15 Solo
ianstevens 06/Feb/15 Solo

Descent, rather powdery.

Hidden 06/Feb/15 Solo O/S
Roo123 04/Feb/15 Solo
Stopsy 04/Feb/15 Solo
with Laura, Rowan
gravity 01/Feb/15 Solo

In descent. Repeated.

with Jon Leighton
jonleighton 31/Jan/15 Solo
r.greaves 31/Jan/15 -
with neil
anaesthetic 31/Jan/15 Solo O/S
with Yvonne, Dave
gravity 31/Jan/15 Solo

In descent.

with Jon Leighton
Hidden 24/Jan/15 Solo O/S
robgixer 24/Jan/15 -


Tadams 24/Jan/15 Solo
Hidden 19/Jan/15 Solo
TAG_UTLEY 17/Jan/15 Solo
static266 ?/Jan/15 Solo O/S
ADConway 30/Dec/14 Solo O/S

Awesome day, first grade ii

neal 30/Dec/14 Solo

soft snow, but plenty of it

Hidden 30/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 29/Dec/14 Solo
Nathan Chrismas 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S

Didn't go fully over the crest, did a lower variation probably easy Grade I/II

with Dave
DavidWilby 29/Dec/14 Solo
with Nathan
Hidden 28/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Dec/14 Solo
Gareth Waite 19/Feb/14 Solo
max64 16/Feb/14 Solo

Must have avoided the difficulties because it seemed relatively easy. Some good neve.

with Ade
Hidden 16/Feb/14 AltLd
Hidden 16/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
dwc 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S

Fairly direct cos Banked up with snow.

Hidden 09/Feb/14 Solo
Hidden 19/Jan/14 Solo
Hidden 04/Jan/14 Solo
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 Solo
gingerking ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
useful 26/Dec/13 -

Our descent route in the soft, powdery snow. Crampons were packed but not really needed.

with Wyn
Hidden 24/Nov/13 Solo
Hidden 07/Apr/13 -
richprideaux 06/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/13 -
Matt250 31/Mar/13 -
r.greaves 29/Mar/13 -
with Ian smith
Hidden 16/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 28/Feb/13 Solo
Bullybones 24/Feb/13 Solo


Hidden 23/Feb/13 Lead
Mike Hood 07/Feb/13 Solo
with jordan, Alex
will_lake ?/Feb/13 Solo O/S
kenneM ?/Feb/13 Solo

In descent with Carl.

with Carl Davies
Richardlake ?/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 24/Jan/13 Solo
Ben Hollands 19/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Easy at the grade even if you take the most direct line

with Dan the man, Wendy Anderson
Hidden 19/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Cadairmanuk 19/Jan/13 Lead

Nice easy day roped together picking hardest lines. Training for Scotland. All difficulties can be avoided. Easy enjoyable fun.

with charlie williams
markriddington 19/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Amazing winter conditions

with Richard Crompton, Emma Louise Ward, Beth Bennett, Richard Sore
flying el burro 19/Jan/13 Solo
wendys 13/Jan/13 -

a steady sprinkling of snow

JKSimo 12/Jan/13 Solo O/S
ian2707 ??/2013 -
with Roz
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
Hidden ??/2013 -
yelotango 08/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 02/Dec/12 Solo O/S
wynniemandela 02/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 27/Oct/12 -
williamsd79 15/Sep/12 -

In Descent

with Kev Taylor, Lee Wales
d80f0u 20/Aug/12 Solo

In descent. Nice finish to a great mountain day.

with Alex
Hidden 12/May/12 -
tom_holdsworth 04/Feb/12 Solo

In Descent

with Chris Postlethwaite
Cadairmanuk ?/Feb/12 -
with ianwilliams, charlie williams
beardy mike ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
alan moore ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
butteredfrog ??/2012 -
Steve Woollard ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 21/Dec/11 Solo
monkeyboyraw 20/Dec/11 Solo O/S

Winter conditions, mainly soft snow from 650m.

with Stroudy
Tarquin 19/Dec/11 -
with Rachel
chrissy 18/Dec/11 Solo

Great day out. Nice route.

with pete, andy, janet, john, len
Hidden 18/Dec/11 Solo O/S
williamsd79 17/Dec/11 Solo O/S
with Tom Harvey, Nick Clegg
Hidden 17/Dec/11 Solo
Hidden 16/Dec/11 Solo
CM1992 15/Dec/11 Solo
with Oliver Willis
rwm7131 10/Dec/11 Solo
with JamesA
Hidden 10/Dec/11 -
bms 06/Dec/11 Solo

Highest rocks nicely iced.

with SS
brockers 27/Oct/11 -
Hidden 27/Oct/11 -
Hidden ?/Jul/11 -
deahutchins 06/May/11 Solo O/S
deahutchins 06/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/11 Solo
Hidden 08/Jan/11 -
tom_holdsworth 05/Jan/11 -

Moving Together

with Will Taylor
jshields 03/Jan/11 Solo

In descent.

bobpilgrem 03/Jan/11 Solo

First proper winter route with crampons- great fun-with some nice rock steps near top of ridge.Finished up Glyder Fawr and down Devils Kitchen.

with Bob/Tom
Hidden 03/Jan/11 Solo
Lenny 03/Jan/11 Solo rpt
tompilgrem 03/Jan/11 Solo O/S

First time with crampons, great day out! Did a few steps along the ridge towards the top which was fun.

with Dad
Rich Kay 02/Jan/11 -
with Admiral Steel, Mr Neil, Darren Hollins, sherp
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
franny ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
rockdoctor ??/2011 -
johnwoo ??/2011 -
Ben C ??/2011 -
Kamikaze Badger ??/2011 -
JamesM ??/2011 -
The Wriggler ??/2011 -
ross duffield ??/2011 -
richardadventurecafe ??/2011 -
Sean Kelly ??/2011 -
D.botts87 ??/2011 -
Wainers44 ??/2011 -
Hidden 30/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Tightsgirl 18/Dec/10 Solo
gingergeorge 11/Dec/10 Solo
Zoomer 11/Dec/10 Solo

Used in descent easy to avoid the difficulties.

Hidden 05/Dec/10 Solo
Glyn Davidson 05/Dec/10 -

Down then back up again

with Sharon, Liz Hewitt, Chris B, Ali
dsh 05/Dec/10 Solo O/S

up then down again

stratandrew 05/Dec/10 Solo
nikinko 04/Dec/10 Solo

first winter day. snowy but mild.

with liam
Hidden 01/Dec/10 -
mike4563 28/Nov/10 Solo O/S

Powder snow everywhere, hard work getting on to the ridge!1

richard s 27/Nov/10 Lead
with Kay Smith
The Bad Cough 27/Nov/10 Solo rpt

Up Gribin then over Glyders then on to Capal Curig

with Kit, Tom Williams, Paul Sambrooks
Hidden 27/Nov/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 24/Nov/10 Solo
augustus trout 05/Oct/10 Solo
Nigel Bond 10/Aug/10 Solo
JonJavlin ?/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/10 -
andy dunn 04/Apr/10 Solo

in descent

with J
no_more_scotch_eggs 14/Mar/10 -

moving together, in descent. longer and better than i expected

with tamsin
Rich Kay 27/Feb/10 Solo


Hidden 24/Feb/10 Solo
kel1989 21/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with Gez Williams, Ant Flatters
Hidden 21/Feb/10 Solo O/S
d80f0u 18/Feb/10 Solo

In descent after climbing Tower Slabs. Took the easiest variation.

with Simon
rob7b 16/Feb/10 -
dan_the_dingo 13/Feb/10 Solo
ross duffield 13/Feb/10 Solo


with row
amthalmann 13/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Jan/10 Solo
Ally Smith 31/Jan/10 -

Descent under powdry snow. Probably not the best way down given the conditions.

Mike Peacock 31/Jan/10 Solo

Climbed after the False Gribin.

Hidden 31/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 14/Jan/10 Solo
alwyn101 14/Jan/10 Solo

Descended this route after doing the Ramp in Idwal and going up to Glyder Fawr. Lots of snow!

Hidden 09/Jan/10 Solo β
Hidden 09/Jan/10 Solo
The Bad Cough 08/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Perfect day, skies where amazing. Went up after climbing Devil's kitchen and got a great sunset on the summit.

wspinacz32 07/Jan/10 -

Good winter low grade climb deep snow on the ridge

Hidden 03/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
John HW 01/Jan/10 -

An absolutely fantastic winters day. A great way to bring the New Year in. Great views of all the Snowdon range. We went down the path next to Bristly ridge. Strolled past two guys who were pitching the route. Rhys very tired at the end of the day

Ben HW 01/Jan/10 -

Awesome way to ring in the new year! Amazing views of Snowdon!

with Rhys Howell-Walmsley, John Howell-Walmsley
PirateFrog ??/2010 -
jandyd05 ??/2010 -
Microwired22 ??/2010 -
blakey ??/2010 -
birbeck 28/Dec/09 Solo
with Louise
Hidden 27/Dec/09 Solo
TGreen 20/Dec/09 Solo rpt
with Martin G
Hidden 12/Dec/09 AltLd
Hidden 12/Dec/09 AltLd
Hidden 05/Dec/09 Solo
colina 05/Dec/09 Solo

great scramble up to glyder fach,cold day but enjoyable ,got my bearings totally wrong on the top and thought i was on y-garn,shows how easy it could be to get lost and ive been on that boulder section on the glyders many times.enjoable day with the cmc group ,joss leading and daz are a great double act and nice with it.

with joss,jason,glyn,ali,daz,rod
Glyn Davidson 05/Dec/09 -
with Daz Haycock, Jason V, Rod Vandam, Lord Jones of Grange, Joss, Colin A, Ali
robbiek ?/Oct/09 -
Neil Metcalfe101 26/Apr/09 -

Used this as a descent route after ascending Bristly Ridge.

with Allan Mac., John treeminkies & Carole.
Hidden 05/Feb/09 Solo
alwyn101 04/Feb/09 Solo O/S

Perfect Day

Hidden 01/Feb/09 Solo rpt
keith robo 01/Feb/09 Solo rpt
with James Gerrie/Gareth Pierce
Hidden 25/Jan/09 Solo
groovy_nut ??/2009 -
wolf.leeb ??/2009 Solo O/S


DannyK 31/Dec/08 Solo O/S
with Christos
Nicholas Livesey 29/Oct/08 Solo
with Jamie Griggs and Jules Herne
griggj 29/Oct/08 Solo
with nick livesey
griggj 29/Oct/08 Solo
with nick livesey
griggj 29/Oct/08 Solo
with nick livesey
Hidden 24/Mar/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 20/Mar/08 Solo
Hidden 12/Jan/08 Solo
innesmac ??/2008 -
monkeyboyraw ??/2008 Solo
Hidden 25/Aug/07 Solo
Kamikaze Badger ?/Aug/07 -
Hidden 10/Feb/07 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 24/Dec/06 Solo O/S
TGreen 25/Feb/06 Solo rpt


with Martin G
Feeling bold 21/Oct/05 2nd
with Mike (UK), Dave
jamie ward 17/Mar/05 AltLd
with Andrew Parish
TGreen 12/Mar/05 Solo O/S


with Martin G
Simon K ?/Feb/05 Solo

In descent after Idwal Stream. Stuck to west of ridge crest making grade I.

with PR,JB
rambler_gary ??/2005 -
Wayne S ??/2005 -
industrialiceman 24/Jul/04 -
Rich Kay ?/Mar/01 Solo
ColinD ??/2000 -
sgl0jd ??/2000 -
Hidden 05/Jun/98 Solo
JMG100 ?/May/97 Solo

Nice easy scramble along the ridge line, my dog managed it no problem. Done it a few times since and always find it a quite route up onto the Glyders compared to others. Real good view's on a nice day.

Jacob Ram 19/Jan/97 Solo
Hidden ??/1997 -
Hidden ?/Feb/92 Solo O/S
mark-abz 12/Jan/91 Solo
with Andy W
Hidden ??/1990 Solo
lithos ??/1990 -
PaulHermes ??/1987 -
Iain Thow 26/Jan/86 Solo
with Bob Lister
Nick Biven ??/1985 Solo
nigehughes ?/Dec/81 Solo
with Pete Kay
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
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