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, 20 January 2014

Gribin (Snowdon one!) and Lliwedd

I was out with my good friend Mike today on the Gribin spur (Snowdon) and Lliwedd. The snow line was from around the 700m level, but it was all pretty grim! Wet snow, sopping turf and warm conditions - NASTY! However we had a great fun time in the mountains as always.
No sign of winter climbing conditions yet/still!

Friday, 10 January 2014

Crib Lem

So winter seems very reluctant to show itself here in Wales so far, which is a real shame.
I have been out up Crib Lem, the grade 1 scramble above Cwm Llafar on the 'backside' of Carnedd Daffyd. The snow line starts thinly at approx 700m, but I'm afraid it is of the soft & wet variety on top of sodden turf so winter routes are not an option I'm afraid.

Photo of Black Ladders area (and Holly Collie enjoying the scrambling)