Type: Snow, 900 ft (273 m), 3 pitches, Grade III
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Nick Russell on Mar 4, 2013
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron

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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 style
P2) 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 gully
P3) As the angle eases and the gully opens out, follow the easier snow slopes to the ridge just to the right of the summit of Snowdon.


Start somewhere between the small llyn and the spider, wherever you find a good spot to stop and gear up


A set of nuts and a few slings should be enough to protect the crux pitch in the rock on the right