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Set high up on the North aspect of Snowdon, this is one of the more reliable Welsh winter climbing venues. The classic gully "Central Trinity" will often be in condition long after the snow and ice have melted from the rest of Wales.
Approach is normally from the Pen y Pass car park, up either the Miner's track or the Pyg track. As these paths start to get steeper and zig-zag near the top, turn off left (SW) to a small Llyn, near the base of the climbs. From here easy snow slopes/gullies lead to the spider.
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Central Trinity Mod. Snow Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Clogwyn y Garnedd (the Trin...
The classic low-grade Welsh winter climb. This is the widest central gully from the Spider to the summit of Snowdon. It is usually tackled in 3 pitches:P1) up to the spider, 120m. There are two ways up, either left or right around a rocky buttress. Normally climbed solo or moving together alpine styleP2) Follow the gully that is the top left arm of spider for a pitch, passing a few steeper icy steps. Protection is found on the rocky right wall of the gullyP3) As the angle eases and the gully ope...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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