Scramble Crib Goch

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Crib Goch – without doubt the best ridge walk south of Scotland and most definitely the finest way to reach the top of Snowdon. The crossing of this exposed, knife-edge arête is either incredibly exhilarating or completely terrifying, depending on your outlook! If you have a good head for heights and relish a challenge at the harder end of the hill walking spectrum, then this is the walk for you. A small group size ensures your safety and enjoyment.

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We’ll leave the lower reaches of Snowdon’s Pyg Track to strike up hill towards the imposing, steep flanks of Crib Goch. Some technical Grade 1 scrambling sees us gain the crest of the east ridge, which we ascend to reach the main arête. What now follows is a narrow, jagged knife-edge, the crossing of which is generally referred to as ‘doing Crib Goch’. The confident will stride along the very crest, but most will be content to drop down a short distance on the less-precipitous south side and use the crest as a hand-rail. The knife-edge finishes at Crib Goch’s pinnacles and after safely negotiating these, there’s a brief respite at a wide, grassy col. Then, more Grade 1 scrambling sees us gain another arête, that of Crib y Ddysgl. Less exposed than Crib Goch, this entertaining ridge leads to the top of Snowdon’s sister peak, Carnedd Ugain. It’s a straighforward walk from here to the summit of Snowdon itself. We’ll return to the start by way of one of several options to be decided on the day, completing a truly memorable day in the hills.

This route is extremely exposed with limited options for escape and requires a good head for heights. Prior scrambling experience and a good level of fitness is necessary. Please contact us if you have any questions.

WALK DATES: 2020 dates coming soon!
or
Bespoke date by arrangement
GROUP SIZE: 4 persons max.
PRICE: £55 per person
START TIME: 9:00am
MEETING PLACE: Pen-y-Pass (full details sent with booking confirmation)

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