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Crib Goch

Address: Wales
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Height(m) 923
Height(ft) 3028
Our Rating Rating is 5 out of 5
Location North Wales
National Park Snowdonia
Grid Reference SH624552
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Hill Classification Welsh 3000

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Average reviews rating is 4

(Based on 15 reviews)

Ranked 1 of 25 hills in North Wales

Wow factor

rating is 4.5

Route variety

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LFTO Review

Legendary prickle in Snowdon's backside: enough exposure to turn your stomach inside out

User's Reviews

  • stupid comments

    kenskebabs

    User's Overall Rating rating is 5

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    Wow factorrating is 5
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    This is a dangerous route with fatal accidents each year. It is very exposed and those who attempt it in anything but perfect weather conditions should be weary of the difficulty of climbing back down the initial scramble/climb. Some of the very stupid comments about it being easy are out of place on a website which tries to give information to people who hopefully value their lives. It is certainly not easy and most definately not to be taken lightyl. Wet conditions make this route a lot more dangerous.

    (Written by: kenskebabs)

    04 October 2010 13:10

  • can't get enough of it.

    marktrik

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    HIGH PEAK, UK

    User's Overall Rating rating is 4

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    i love this mountain, a bit to much though. only get to go to snowdonia about 6 times a year and each time i go i wont to do this again and again. this gets u focused on the mountain and life's problems disappear.

    (Written by: marktrik)

    13 November 2009 21:46

  • Class ridge walk in a beautiful country

    amills007

    LLANGOLLEN, UK

    User's Overall Rating rating is 5

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    Recently convinced 6 work mates to join me on this classic route on my home turf. Enjoyed by all and even had a few burley fire fighters knees knocking on the scramble below the ridge!! Not for the faint hearted though but can't rate it high enough!

    (Written by: amills007)

    09 November 2009 21:03

  • EXCELLENT

    stevecaine

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    WIRRAL, UK

    User's Overall Rating rating is 4.5

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    I HAVE SPENT MOST OF MY TIME IN CUMBRIA WHICH I LOVE! I HAVE RECENTLY BEEN SPENDING A LOT OF TIME IN SNOWDON,CRIB GOCH IS SUPERB,LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT. WANT TO DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN!

    (Written by: stevecaine)

    09 November 2009 14:35

  • To crowded to be enjoyable

    Wookie65

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    Tewkesbury

    User's Overall Rating rating is 3

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    One of those that you have to do, but avoid weekends. Everyman and sometimes there dog seems to be on here, let alone the summit. I did the full horseshoe for the first time in April and enjoyed the Crib Goch, but the second part of the rout we only saw 8 people. Thats more like it should be. The descent of the summit is 'fun'.

    (Written by: Wookie65)

    06 November 2009 20:54

  • Wish I was there now!

    mark pringle

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    I was there last weekend. Five hour drive from London in my camper van on Saturday morning. Then seven hours of serious exertion- Crib Goch then down The Pyg Track, after being stunned by the crowds on Snowdon's summit. How can I put it? Terrifying! I now realise though, that the wind and driving rain made it seem worse than it actually was. I was both shattered and elated at the end. A tremendous challenge, certainly not to be underestimated (I did) but definitely to be repeated.

    (Written by: monkey1965)

    11 October 2009 15:37

  • Fun

    Colin Egar

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    STOKE ON TRENT, UK

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    It isnt as bad as people make out, I'd say the initial scramble up is more dangerous than the traverse. I found Crib Goch to be a load of fun. If your unsure of it when you get up there, hold on to the ridge and scramble across. As long as you dont rush and dont panic you will be fine.

    (Written by: Solace)

    26 September 2009 11:39

  • A great introduction to a proper mountain environment

    FrankBooth

    User's Overall Rating rating is 4.5

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    I took my 11 year old twins up Crib Goch at Easter. I think it provides an excellent introduction to proper mountaineering - requiring the self-reliance, determination, with just enough exposure and drama to develop a healthy respect for the environment and potential dangers.

    (Written by: FrankBooth)

    29 May 2009 09:27

  • Over-rated!

    EltonA33

    Llanrug, North Wales

    User's Overall Rating rating is 4

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    Crib Goch is great yes, but it's over-rated. It's not really difficult and the exposure can be avoided; the only people that will struggle on it are townies with little or no mountain experience. If you want a better experience of Crib Goch, set off early from Blaen y Nant campsite in the Pass and head around the back of Dinas Mot and up the North Ridge - you'll hardly see a soul until you are on Crib Goch proper. My favourite way of starting the Horseshoe.

    (Written by: EltonA33)

    28 May 2009 00:19

  • Snowdon horseshoe

    monkeyman

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    ELLAND, UK

    User's Overall Rating rating is 5

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    Possibly the best horseshoe walk i,ve ever done. Loads of scrambling potential and a proper day out in the mountains. Crib Goch is an awesome ridge with pretty severe exposure. Good head for heights is essential. We were treated to a cloud inversion when we got to the summit of Snowdon. Spellbinding!

    (Written by: monkeyman)

    24 February 2009 19:13

  • Great way up Yr Wyddfa

    Paul Johnson

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    Chester, UK

    User's Overall Rating rating is 4

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    This is a great walk for those who like an extra added challenge. But personally I prefer the Nantlle ridge from Rhyd Ddu. Though not as high it is superb ridge walking and the exposure is great and it's much less crowded than Crib Goch.

    (Written by: pj1979)

    19 October 2008 16:24

  • As a route up Snowdon

    dominicflanagan

    User's Overall Rating rating is 3.5

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    I think Crib Goch is a great way up if you want something that will provide a bit more of a challenge. It can be a bit hairy in wet, icy or windy conditions, but so long a you have a bit of a head for heights it's great. A walk you can't do with your hands in your pockets!

    (Written by: dominicflanagan)

    18 May 2008 11:33

  • Ok in good weather

    Flying_Duck

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    User's Overall Rating rating is 3.5

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    Given all the horror stories I'd heard about Crib Goch, I was pleasantly surprised by it. Despite not being a great fan of heights, it wasn't anywhere near as bad as I had expected. Okay, so I used my hands most of the way along, but then the terrain allows for this. Having done it several times now, I wouldn't consider doing it in anything other than glorious sunshine. Not a place to be on a wet, snowy, icy or low visabilty day unless you know what you are doing.

    (Written by: Flying_Duck)

    09 May 2008 22:15

  • best way to the summit of Snowdon

    cozy

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    Cracking hill, Went back there last september with a friend who had'nt walked it before. He got a bit ahead of me as i kept stopping to take pictures. I caught up with him at Bwlch Goch and he asked me where the scary knife edge was??. It was a clear day and when i told him he'd just walked over it he did'nt seem that impressed.

    (Written by: cozy)

    02 April 2008 14:28

  • crib goch ;is it worth it?

    saabman

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    the answer to that question is most definately YES.my one trip to this ridge was the most exhilerating experience of my life.but people wanting to climb this ridge should be aware off the dangers.it is very exposed , the drops are huge ,in bad weather it should be avoided,but given agood forecast and an early start,a sensible attitude and the ability to pick ones way across it can be a superb day.but remember donot be afraid to turn back if the weather turns or one of your party does not feel confident.ENJOY!!

    (Written by: saabman)

    09 March 2008 10:29

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