The purpose of this blog is to report on winter climbing conditions in Snowdonia, to keep you lot who like nothing better than climbing ice, snow, frozen turf etc in ridiculously low temps informed!! As well as it being a record of some of my own winter climbing adventures. Feel free to email me any of your own conditions reports & photos you have & I will post them here. The more info on winter conditions the better! email:

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Cadair Idris conditions

Thanks again to Huw for the following:

Very cold down here today we were able to walk across llyn y Gader at the neck where the main lake meets the inlet. Ice routes on Cyfrwy seem to be complete but couldn't comment on the thickness of the ice. Any ice that we encountered was very good. The snow is firm as well, really hard in the bowl at the top of the Foxes path. Crampons or Step cutting, it's too hard to just kick your way across.

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