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Ticklists: Snowdonia Easy Winter Climbs.


ClimberDateStyle
static266 06/Feb Solo rpt

Poor conditions, traversed out right at half height and eventually found some solid ground to climb. Some exposed turf was frozen.

jalqazzaz 06/Feb Solo O/S
morgan91 15/Jan Solo O/S
emlynroberts 30/Nov/16 Solo

More of a walk on steep snowy ground than a winter gully, couple of awkward bit because of lack of snow. Done in the dark.

with Gary Rees Williams
LJJ77 26/Nov/16 Solo O/S

In pretty good nick and a fun route took a nice exit on the right which made it a little more interesting had to dodge a few rocks and blocks of ice from a group above no shout out from them and got caught across the knuckles

with Ross Spours
wotsinaname 26/Nov/16 Solo

Calf burner. First winter climb.

Hidden 26/Nov/16 -
The Mountain Goat 12/Mar/16 Solo rpt

Soft snow throughout

Hidden 12/Mar/16 Solo
jmax 10/Mar/16 Solo
jmax 10/Mar/16 Solo
with Mason
Hidden 16/Feb/16 -
Hidden 16/Feb/16 -
Geras 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S

fantastic climb, club ascent with Rosi, Kiwi, Ian, Rachel, Hugh and Charlie. Well worth 3 stars.

with Ian Shore
Hidden 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S
RachelHC 14/Feb/16 Solo
with Babika
Hugh Gordon 14/Feb/16 Solo
with Rachel, Charlie, Kiwi Pete, Rosi
goatee 19/Jan/16 Solo

Really thought it was an easy Grade1. Nothing in it to merit touching on Grade 2.

static266 19/Jan/16 Solo O/S
Bristol_Quornstar 19/Jan/16 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2016 Solo O/S
BareBears 15/Feb/15 Solo

First go at winter climbing, not the best conditions....fun nevertheless

with Joe Cresswell, DW2
Hidden 08/Feb/15 Solo O/S
spragglerocks 08/Feb/15 Solo O/S
andrewmc 07/Feb/15 Solo

Loose snow until the very top with occasional patches of ice, but still good fun :)

spearing05 07/Feb/15 Solo O/S

Solo descent

with Andrew
phildawson 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

started up icefall on to the right of the gully then traversed into the gully after a pitch

Ciaran Mullan 07/Feb/15 -
Hidden 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Sam2257 07/Feb/15 Solo O/S
Harri777 07/Feb/15 AltLd

With the variation start. Pitched the gully so I could do my first winter leads!

with Megan Beaumont
JdotP 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with The innocent one, Phiran
Hidden 07/Feb/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/15 Solo O/S
breed 03/Feb/15 Solo O/S

Loose but thin unconsolidated snow the whole way bar 2 steeper steps of ice/hard snow. Would be cool with good snow.

Gerallt Owain 03/Feb/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 01/Feb/15 -
Hidden 31/Jan/15 Solo O/S
Rotorslap 17/Jan/15 2nd

First winter ice climb, not in condition. Seconded, we did around 8 pitches

John Eley 17/Jan/15 Lead O/S

Pitched as totally loose snow: not in condition till final 30 metres!!!

Hidden 30/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Alex Riley 30/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Roped a few of the steeper steps for another member of the party.

SamP88 30/Dec/14 Solo

Snowy and warm

with Alex R
sparkybatteryboy 29/Dec/14 Solo

could of done with couple more days freezing

with matt e
partz 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S

Not a bad excursion. Colder conditions would have been better to freeze turf, but some good icy snow in places. Climbed a few variants to add interest.

Hidden 28/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Jack Manfredi 27/Dec/14 2nd
with Dad
Nick Biven ??/2014 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2014 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2014 -
loic.menzies 07/Apr/13 Solo
smolders 07/Apr/13 Solo
with Loic
s.rogers 07/Apr/13 -
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 07/Apr/13 -
devavictrix 07/Apr/13 AltLd
P Rogers 07/Apr/13 -

Last chance for winter in Wales this year, thawing hard. Snow conditions varied from quite firm in places to deep unconsolodated powder.

with Sue
andyh79 06/Apr/13 Lead

soft snow at the begining firmer at the top ice was not in good condition.

freemanTom 06/Apr/13 Solo

Snow was good where stepped out, rubbish where not. Tried going straight up middle early on through rocks but backed off.

wspinacz32 06/Apr/13 Lead
with Karolina
S1LL 05/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Tricky rock step at start, but nice after this!

Robbie 04/Apr/13 2nd O/S

First winter gully!

with Will Ashton, Ian Cavanagh
tomdadom 02/Apr/13 Solo

Cracking!

willieash ?/Apr/13 Lead
with Rob Sutemire
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Solo
davebrox 30/Mar/13 Solo
with Fiona
Hidden 30/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S
JamesWilliams 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S

Down Climbed

Hidden 30/Mar/13 Solo
Kinge 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with gareth
JasonV 29/Mar/13 Solo

snow ok - soft lower down, firm higher up.

Hidden ?/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 27/Feb/13 Solo
djbeaumont 26/Feb/13 Solo O/S
xusa 25/Feb/13 2nd
gareth scott borthwick 25/Feb/13 Lead
with Maria
Alex.M-M. 12/Feb/13 Solo O/S
tomjemmett 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Dave Wilkinson
Hidden 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
michaelmurray 27/Jan/13 Solo

Snow quite patchy but managed to pass the middle rocky section on the right. Avoided the icy step as it looked like it might come collapse at any minute! Good snow & some frozen turf towards the top of the route.

with Matt Myerscough, Ray Birch, James
penyolewen 27/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Marmoset 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S
darrencabowabo 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Excellent intro to winter mountaineering. Safe but interesting, everyone should climb it.

Steve Woollard 26/Jan/13 Solo
garethm 26/Jan/13 Solo

Excellent climb in Good conditions. Not many opportunities to protect, but not needed.

Sarah Welsh 26/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 26/Jan/13 Solo
Zoomer 20/Jan/13 Solo

Couple of little ice steps and a pile of unconsolidated snow at the top, breast stroke got me to the top.

android_lloyd 19/Jan/13 Solo

first gully climb. wish it was longer.

Hidden ??/2013 Solo
Hidden 12/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 12/Dec/12 Solo
Gerallt Owain 12/Dec/12 Solo O/S
with Eryl Owain
dan-8990 12/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 11/Dec/12 Solo
stevez 11/Dec/12 Solo O/S

Bomber neve all the way. A couple of steep moves over the step but apart from that straightforward.

Frank Blakeley 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S

Great route, really enjoyed this..

with Linda
Hidden 08/Dec/12 Solo O/S
CM1992 07/Dec/12 Solo

Top route in reasonably good condition. Matt and Mike's first day of winter mointaineering

with Mike Newman, Matt Randall
JezzaCat 07/Dec/12 Solo
with Jonathan
pepperpot 05/Dec/12 Solo O/S

A brilliant day out! First winter tick of the year. Not the best conditions and we were swimming at some points! Never the less a good route.

with Ralph Atkinson
Rampikino 03/Dec/12 Solo

This was the kind of day where it would be very easy to stay in the car, make excuses and then slip back down the A5 and head back east. But I managed to motivate myself and ignore the wind and head off up the path to Cwm Lloer. The stream was raging, the mud was up and the slog was on, but my mood improved gradually as I climbed up and I knew that I had made the right decision. The upper slopes were mainly white and very promising, though the temperature was actually quite warm. The lea of Pen Yr Ole Wen meant that I was in the stillness of Ogwen and the promise of some fun in the gullies spurred me on. So to the Lyn where there was no ice, some slush, some crusty snow and a lot of water. Yet the gullies looked ok. I took on water, stared at the routes and then went for it. Find a good way up, mind the wind on the ridge and get down safely. Happy days.

with SOLO
Fiskavaig 02/Dec/12 Solo
with Paul R
mol 02/Dec/12 Solo
with Jesse
Roger Cruse 02/Dec/12 Solo rpt
with Kris, Mark & Helen
Hidden 02/Dec/12 Lead O/S
David Maddison 02/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Webster 02/Dec/12 AltLd

moved together as a 3, with me at the back of the team. really good conditions with plenty of protection if you want it but very soloable.

steve-grigg 02/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Iain_L_32 02/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Double Knee Bar 01/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/12 Solo O/S
George_Surf 30/Nov/12 Lead O/S

The first chokstone wasn't very covered so some interesting mixed/ice/snow climbing to get over it. Again, climbed one pitch then moved together. Snow was good but slightly thin towards the top. A really good climb. Topped out to an amazing sunset on Pen Yr Ole Wen.

Pinguville 30/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with George
Hidden 18/Dec/11 Solo O/S
A Crook 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Plod plod plod. got a little tedious towards the top. Mind you only thing in nick in the whole Cwm

Dom Whillans 17/Dec/11 -

loose snow, knee and thigh deep. moved across right to find a way up the gully wall for interest and shallower snow! we tied on and moved together, quite why we bothered i don't know, but i suppose that it meant that i didn't have to carry the whole rope up myself.

with a.crook
Little AndyH 17/Dec/11 Solo

decended!

Hidden 09/Jan/11 Solo
climbing_rocks1983 08/Jan/11 Solo O/S

up, taking right varition. bit of a tech move

with Petey
Rosie Henstock 08/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Jan/11 Lead
iang74 08/Jan/11 2nd
Cornish boy 08/Jan/11 2nd O/S

Long, enjoyable route. Steep at the top. Not many gear placements. Shame about the tragedy which occurred on nearby Hourglass Gully just before we started the route. Very sad to witness the climber's limp body being winched into the helicopter. Made us focus even harder on the climb ahead.

with Ian, Lee
Jamie Light 05/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with Tony Birtill, Gary Holmes
wolf.leeb 03/Jan/11 Solo O/S

warm but super solid neve, great conditions

Hidden 02/Jan/11 Solo
mysterion 01/Jan/11 -

Chockstone near bottom and icy sheet near top.

Tommy Payne ?/Jan/11 2nd rpt
Chubbard 28/Dec/10 Solo O/S
with C Godfrey
Hidden 14/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Stuart Wildman 30/Nov/10 Solo

1st week of snow and ice for 2010, good ice, snow could do with being firmer.

with Neil, Jon Tan
Hidden 29/Nov/10 Solo
Glyn Davidson 27/Nov/10 Solo O/S
with Dan
Dan77 27/Nov/10 Solo
cragtyke 16/Mar/10 Lead

750 ft of top class daggering and plunging on good solid snow, moving together all the way with runners. Ice fall start not in condition

with Rog
The Mountain Goat 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/10 Solo
Hjort 06/Mar/10 Solo rpt
with Ant Hall, Shovey Vye
ruaidh 06/Mar/10 Solo

Banked out, very easy. This gets a star for the setting.

with Zoe
rocket 05/Mar/10 Solo
Hidden 04/Mar/10 Solo
Siobhan Vye ?/Mar/10 -
MaxR 21/Feb/10 Solo
pete.hutchings 20/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/10 Solo rpt
Bullybones 18/Feb/10 Solo
Nicholas Livesey 14/Feb/10 Solo
with Ben Robotham, Jim Hobson, Rob Pontefract
Noodles 12/Feb/10 -
Hidden 10/Feb/10 Solo
MikeLell 01/Feb/10 Solo O/S
JDSwain ?/Feb/10 Solo O/S
smallerrich 30/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Plod plod plod plod

with Sam, Swain16
JDSwain 30/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 24/Jan/10 -
Hidden 17/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 14/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 14/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Roger Cruse 10/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with Kris, Buffy, Andy S & Rich Holt
Hidden 10/Jan/10 Solo
theotherpetehill 09/Jan/10 -

Variation start up 2nd icy bit to the right - grade III. Glynne led. Gully itself full of powder and people.

Hidden 09/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jan/10 -
emlynroberts 09/Jan/10 Solo
with Ian, Gary Rees Williams
thomas 09/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Tom Shaw solo with Jon thorpe, snow conditions improving

with Jon Thorpe
no_more_scotch_eggs 09/Jan/10 Lead O/S

led the indirect icefall start, thereafter moved together. first time climbing ice, very enjoyable

with tamsin
benny_m 09/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Climbed the easier icefall start.

bennevis 08/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with paul
Hidden 07/Jan/10 Solo
Liam FLeming 06/Jan/10 -
with Cath Wilson, karen dalzell
Ewan Russell 06/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Lots of snow, all the pictures of this route on UKC look bare in comparison. Not always the best quality snow, though a good base layer. We skin'd up and rode some powder down the south side of carnedd daffyd which was fantastic.

with Fraser
Hidden 06/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Keith Jones 04/Jan/10 AltLd
with David
MattKelk 03/Jan/10 2nd
andy tetsill 03/Jan/10 Solo

started via the small ice fall to the right grade II/III rest of the gully grade I/II Perfect winter conditions

jamesh 03/Jan/10 Solo
with Emily Price
Hidden 03/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Adam T 02/Jan/10 Solo
with Rob
Hidden 02/Jan/10 Lead O/S
jambomotamops 01/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Hjort 01/Jan/10 Solo O/S
paul birch ?/Jan/10 -
LeeAkeroyd ?/Jan/10 -
samrad ?/Jan/10 -
Hidden ?/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 31/Dec/09 Lead O/S
andy dunn 31/Dec/09 -

Up the ice fall using two walking axes to bag the indirect start. Ice in good condition. The reminder of the gully was full of powdery snow right to the top.

with Bessie, Big Gay Jordo, J
Hidden 30/Dec/09 Solo
Hidden 28/Dec/09 Solo
Cardi 28/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Snow fairly unconsolidated. A few interesting ice variations on the right. Saw a Brocken Spectre at the top!

with Pete D
benchwarmer 22/Dec/09 2nd O/S
barni 22/Dec/09 Lead O/S

indirect start

Renegade_Pony 22/Dec/09 2nd

indirect start on rope then solo rest

Hidden 14/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/09 Solo
jogwen 14/Feb/09 Solo O/S
fizzychewitt 07/Feb/09 AltLd
with Jayne and Ali
Hidden 07/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Karlos 07/Feb/09 AltLd

Led steep and slightly thin ice pitch variation, intense but short lived. Seconded small ice flow on rigth at the narrowing of the gully, a worthwhile diversion. Soloed the final slopes.

with Tom
Lallylandslider 06/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Dec/08 Lead
Hidden 02/Nov/08 Solo
Hidden 29/Oct/08 Solo O/S
Ched 18/Apr/08 Solo O/S
with Roger
Hidden 18/Apr/08 Solo
Rich Kay ?/Jan/05 Solo
Kaiser999 ?/Jan/05 Solo
Martyn ??/2003 Solo
with James Williams
rlrs ?/Jan/00 AltLd
Antony Mariani ?/Jan/00 AltLd O/S
with rlrs
Antony Mariani ?/Jan/00 AltLd O/S
with rlrs
rlrs ??/2000 AltLd
alan moore ??/2000 -
Hidden ?/Feb/98 Lead
paul birch ?/Mar/97 -
ed woods ??/1997 Solo
with Rob & Winnick
Hidden 09/Mar/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/91 Solo
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
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