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:
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Crib Goch - Wed 28th Nov 2012
It looks like winter is making an appearance here in N.Wales, woo hoo!
Yesterday I headed down to Crib Goch (dog in tow) to have a look what conditions were like. I know that Rob Johnson was on it yesterday with clients and reported on his blog decent conditions.
Crampons were essential all along the ridge, with snow being frozen hard and plenty of verglass all over the place.
The Trinity face on Snowdon was white, although I can't imagine any turf will be frozen (yet) as all the turf I encountered was sodden.
I am away in the Lakes this weekend, climbing Saturday then at the Mazeno Ridge event at Rheged on Sunday, but I know a lot of you will be heading out into the N.Wales mountains so as usual if you want to email me any condition reports/photos of what you find I promise to post them up here.