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:
Monday, 18 January 2010
Mike & I decided on Crib Goch today as a good route choice. It was suprisingly warm on the walk/scramble up to the ridge proper. In fact at one point I was down to a t-shirt, bizarre considering the weather we have had here in Wales recently. Very little snow left, and what is left is at present soft slush, at all levels. We did not need crampons or axes at any point.
Trinity gullies have been well stripped, and what snow there is needs a considerable amount of freeze/thaw for them to come into condition. Hopefully we will get that before it all melts.
Pic 1: Crib Goch ridge Pic 2: Mike on top of final Crib Goch pinacle Pic 3: Glaslyn Pic 4: Avalanche debri across the Miners path Pic 5: Cloud bubbling over the ridge in front of Lliwedd