Paul James, MIC - - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions

Saturday, 6 April 2013

05-03-13, Llanberis Pass, Snowdonia - Winter Climbing

Kath on crux ice pitch of Face Route.
 Back on the ice after a lay off. Will probably need more of a rest now! Snowdonia is still in a good icy condition, freezing level has been rising gradually, but ice is still around in the Pass Cascade is getting attention, less so on Central Ice Fall but there is plenty of Ice on the south side of the pass. We climbed Face Route on Cyrn Las a good 3 pitch grade IV, with some pleasant, easy scenic, icy steps above. Cwm Idwal has a lot of ice also, not very busy. I think everyone has winter lethargy!
Cyrn Las, Face Route is one of the icy lines in the centre.
Descending the ridge. Cascade and Central Ice fall.
A snowy Crib Goch and Clogwyn y Person.