Snowdon via Crib Goch

Car based scramble with Pete Dolan.

8.0 mi


If you have any doubts about your scrambling ability and your head for heights, please contact the walk leader or the walks coordinator before just turning up for this walk. This walk is not suitable for dogs.

We will park by the Pen-y-gwyrd hotel.

A challenging grade 1 scramble to Snowdon via Crib Goch. Starting from Pen-y-pass, briefly walking along the paved Pyg Track before starting our ascent up a rocky slope where the path twists and turns with occasional short steep sections of scrambling (at times strenuous) before reaching the summit of Crib Goch. From there, we walk along a very exposed ridge with dramatic drops (& great views) on both sides. The top of the ridge can be used as a hand rail with a steady head before reaching the easier traverse of Crib y Ddysgl and a welcome break at Snowdon cafe before returning to Pen-y-pass via the easier Pyg Track. This is challenging scramble which requires an excellent head for heights and a good level of fitness.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Car Sharing

For car share walks, we meet at a convenient Manchester location and drive to the walk start using as few cars as possible. This keeps fuel costs and emissions down. Passengers please remember to contribute towards fuel costs at the end of the day.
Itinerary is below - click links for map and further information.

07:50: Meet at Ferguson House, 11 Blackfriars Road, Salford for lift share organising.

08:00: Cars will leave for the walk start (Pen-y-Pass).

10:00: Walk starts at Pen-y-Pass.

If you are driving, please make every effort to attend the Ferguson House, 11 Blackfriars Road, Salford meet point as some people may depend on a lift to get to the walk start. For further information, email walks@madwalkers.org.uk, especially if you intend to drive there directly.

Waypoints: Pen-y-pass (alternatively the Pen-y-Gwryd hotel), Bwlch Y Moch, Crib Goch, Bwlch Coch, Crib y Ddysgl, Garnedd Ugain, Snowdon, Bwlich Glas, Pyg Track, Bwlch Y Moch.


Toilets & Cafe at start, middle and end of walk.

M56 / A494 / A55 J19 / A470 (towards Betws-y-Coed) / A5 (towards Capel Curig) A4086.   At the junction of A4086 / A498 there is the Pen Y Gwryd Hotel, there is road side parking just before and after this hotel.  

24-6-2012 07:50 24-6-2012 20:00:00 Europe/London Snowdon via Crib Goch Pen-y-Pass MAD Walkers
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