A Winter Traverse of Crib Coch

Today was another amazing alpine day, rather than spend it queuing in Cwm Idwal, I headed up Crib Coch with a friends from down the coast. The conditions were as good as I have ever had across the ridge. A brisk wind almost put us off the traverse to start with, but we kept our head and went for it, and were rewarded as the wind abated and the great conditions underfoot meant the knife-edge ridge was amazing to cross.

There was a lot of snow about, and the trinity face did look very loaded, as the N/NE wind was blowing across the face, looking like it was letting the snow accumulate in them. I might be wrong, but I would avoid them for the time being, although I didn’t dig a pit myself, another climber who had on a similar aspect and altitude slope to the trinity’s wasn’t too happy about the result.

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