I am back in Wales and we have had a good dump of snow over the weekend. Today I headed out with Simon who is on my instructor mentor scheme and fancied some winter climbing. We headed into Cwm Lloer and climbed Moonlighting (IV/V, 5), we followed that route for 3 pitches but the top (crux ice) pitch was not there so we put a left hand variation in to take us to the top of the buttress. The first pitch of the route gave some nice ice, We then rapped down Broad Gully to our sacks and dog at the bottom! The fresh snow is deep and is no use for climbing, the crags are not riming because this Easterly wind is so dry but ice is forming low down and the ridges will currently give good sport. A cracking bonus day out!