Snow above 700m in Snowdonia

Looking up towards Cloggy, Snowdon and the Llanberis Pass from Pen Llyn this morning. Snow above 700m and more forecast. Photo: Si Panton

Craig Ddu

The seemingly endless days of sunshine have dried all the mountain crags out. Craig Ddu, in the Llanberis Pass, is normally dripping with water but is now tinder dry. Photo: Si Panton

Tal y Fan

Tal y Fan, a lovely granite hill in the north east corner of the Carneddau. Photo: Si Panton

Twilight Zone F6a

Tim Badcock on the recently established Twilight Zone F6a in the Clegir slate quarries above Llanberis. There are a growing number of sport routes in this intriguing area. The approach to the routes through a flooded tunnel is an adventure in itself. Photo: Si Panton

Phil’s Roof 6B+

Si Panton blinded by the light in the crux niche of Phil's Roof 6B+, a brilliant 10m rising lip traverse/roof problem on a huge flying saucer shaped boulder in the scree slope below Craig y Castell at Tremadog. Well worth checking out if you are in the area. Start sitting way down on the right hands matched on a rounded horn beneath the leaning tree branch. Lurch up to jugs then follow rails up leftwards along the lip before tracing a horizontal break round into the overhanging niche. Hard moves here lead to a still energetic finish out left. Photo: Si Jones

Traditional V Diff chimney at The Blocks

Charlie Panton using some good old fashioned chimney technique on a great V Diff chimney at The Blocks, near Plas y Brenin (see the Ogwen guide for full details). This sunny little crag has some excellent outcrop style routes on perfect rock. Photo: Clare Panton

Llanberis Pass

Evening light in the Llanberis Pass last night. Photo: Si Panton

Main Wall E1 5a/b, Gogarth

Tim Neill soaking up the rays on the juggy romp that is Main Wall E1 5a/b. A wild but surprisingly amenable trip across some rather spectacular territory on the central section of Gogarth Main Cliff. Photo: Calum Muskett


Snowdon viewed from Pen Llyn this afternoon. Photo: Si Panton

Cwm Glas, Llanberis Pass

No snow low down, but up in Cwm Glas it is quite plastered with the white stuff. There have been reports of avalanches in Parsley Fern Gully (and elsewhere), but also of a successful ascent of the main gully on decent, supportive snow. Hopefully further freeze thaw action will firm things up. Turf still seems to be mostly unfrozen, even at high levels. Photo: Si Panton

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