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:

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Tower Slabs

Hi Andy,
Seeing the low temperature forecast, myself and my mate Daz Haycock both managed to get days off work to get out on Tower Slabs today (after hearing rumours of things warming up for the weekend.) The ice was plentiful, especially on the first pitch and in OK condition, with some reasonable ice but also some brittle ice which was dinner-plating. The turf was nicely frozen, giving the most reliable axe placements. The snow was still extremely powdery in the Cwm and up to the summits. We saw two other parties on route and a few parties on Clogwyn Du. Descended the Gribin on well trodden and narrow snow paths, very pleasant and alpine-like. Good views of Idwal on descent, we also saw the rescue helicopter winching someone off Tryfan North Ridge, hope it was just an excercise.
All the best

No comments:

Post a Comment