Welsh Winter Climbs

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9781852840013
Published
15 Jan 2014
Edition
Third
Pages
256
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5cm
Weight
280g

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Guidebook to winter climbing in Wales. All the classic winter routes, plus many short outcrop climbs. Covers Carneddau, Glyderau, Llanberis, Yr Wyddfa, Nantlle, Lleyn Peninsula, Moelwynion, Rhinog, Cader Idris, Aran, Dyfi and Berwyn. It offers fuller descriptions where available and tackles grading, with advice on mountaineering issues.

Seasons Seasons
Usually any time between January and March, during a sustained period of cold weather.
Centres Centres
Betws-y-Coed, Capel Curig, Llamberis, Beddgelert.
Difficulty Difficulty
All grades covered. Ice climbing and winter routes require a good level of competance to deal with the prevailing conditions.
Must See Must See
Western Gully, Carneddau, North Ridge, Tryfan, Central Gully, Lliwedd, and many more.
Availability
Published
ISBN
9781852840013
Published
15 Jan 2014
Edition
Third
Pages
256
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5cm
Weight
280g
  • Overview

    This guide differs in some ways from its predecessors: it contains descriptions of many more short 'outcrop' climbs; it offers fuller descriptions where they are available and appropriate; it attempts to tackle the grading dilemma. It also offers advice on mountaineering issues for climbers who are seduced onto the tops by the promise of glistening ice only to find deep fresh snow, storm force winds and zero visibility.

    This edition further extends the boundaries of the climbing area covered. The area has been subdivided into 12 smaller sections with the aim of setting up a framework of the less well-known areas into which future new routes can be added.

  • Contents

    INTRODUCTION
        The climbing area
        Winter climbing conditions
        Style of ascent
        Description of climbs
        Left and right
        Grading system
        Pitch and rope lengths
        Times
        Star rating system
        First ascents
        Belays and runners
        Equipment
        Maps and navigation
        Cold injuries and first aid
        Avalanches
        Rescue

    1. CARNEDDAU
    2. GLYDERAU
    3. LLANBERIS
    4. YR WYDDFA
    5. NANTLLE
    6. LLEYN PENINSULA
    7. MOELWYNION
    8. RHINOG
    9. CADAIR IDRIS
    10. ARAN
    11. DYFI
    12. BERWYN

    APPENDIX: STARRED CLIMBS
    INDEX
    DIAGRAMS

  • Maps
    Pathfinder     
    Sheet 66/76 Bethesda (Gwynedd) - CARNEDDAU
    Sheet 65/75 Snowdon & Betws y Coed - SNOWDON & GLYDERS

    Outdoor Leisure Series
    Sheet 17 - most of Northern Snowdonia
    Sheet 18 - Bala area
    Sheet 19 - Harlech (Rhinogs)
    Sheet 23 - Cadair Idris

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