A few inches of snow and ice. Had to walk down in gathering darkness! With Jo.
One of my favourite Summer solos, up Main Wall on Cyrn Las, run over to The Pearson`s Nose, up Grib y Ddisgl then head left over Crib Goch p.s- only do the solo if very experienced as there is quite a bit of exposure and tricky climbing on Main wall.
We started in the gully behind the nose. Shifts between an exposed scramble and a climb. We belayed in two sections, including the chimney where actually the route went out over the edge. The rock is extremely grippy even when wet. The views are fantastic and because it's a long walk in from the road, it feels like wilderness despite the hoards which you can watch crossing Crib Goch. Only two other people on the ridge despite it being a bank holiday! Feels pretty epic
One of the best scrambles in Snowdonia I have done!I climbed unroped however it is exposed in places and retreat is not easy!
Climbed as both a winter route in 1987 and in summer around 10 years later when Cyrn Las was just too crowded for comfort.
Maybe we will re-visit it again! !
Wow, sounds great. Ive always wanted to try a route like this in winter conditions. Maaybe a bit past my knowlage/ability at the moment.
This is my favourite route up Snowdon being a good all rounder. Theres a bit of everything for everyone, come rain or shine, and you can make your route as interesting as you like. And to top it all there's rarely many people on it.
Started up the southern gully and then onto the main ridge, did it in four pitches and just used slings as protection when needed. Loved the route!
Done this three times. A great route thats rarley populated.
This was an awesome winter mixed route and highly recommended. It's about 3 pitches however we had to do it in 4 because of rope drag. The first was a memorable one as I got stuck trying to fit through a gap that wasn't big enough for me and my rucksack and ended up having to remove my pack to get through. The winter route's graded II/III with the route we took being a solid III with one pitch more like a IV. Didn't use my axes much. Good protection all the way though. Started late and didn't arrive back at the hut until 10.30pm. Bit of an epic but worth it!