Saturday, 6 March 2010
Pinnacle Gully & Avalanche Gully (by Carl)
(Email from Carl)
I went out yesterday to Craig y Ysfa, was at the route for half 8 trying to beat the sun, Pinnacle gully was pretty soft in places with interesting steps in the lower sections, which were a little less complete after I knocked snow off! I was up there earlier in the week on Avalanche gully which was nice with a couple of icy steps,top has a dodgy looking cornice though so put some gear in before topping out. It was ok and I looked at it today and it hadn't moved. Approach from Conwy side, its nice in there, never been up there before until this week. Came back down today over Penllythrig. I fancy that amphitheatre buttress, there's snow on the top half and the bottom is bare, good alpine practice. May be better really early when snow is firm though.
Top pic: Pinnacle Gully (friday)
Middle pic: Crag earlier in week
Bottom pic: Top of Avalanche Gully earlier in week