Take on the UK's most infamous scramble with an experienced leader
DurationSingle Day Event
Difficulty Level4 Four
Crib Goch, the ‘red ridge’, is one of Britain’s most popular scrambles, and for good reason. A mile-long narrow ridge, reaching out from the north-east flank of Snowdon, this beautiful rocky route gives you views over the whole of North Wales and the Irish Sea, and of course up to the highest summit in Wales!
If Crib Goch is something you’ve always wanted to do but don’t want to worry about the route finding, while having the support of a great leader and a friendly group, then this is the way to do it. Our focus for the day is the majestic ridge itself, returning you down to earth via an easier trail, to complete an exceptional day on Crib Goch, and of course reaching the summit of Snowdon as well.
In a small team of no more than 6 of you our guides will ensure you get the most from this day.
We’ll meet up in Llanberis at 09:00 for an 09:15 start to take the bus (£2) up to Pen y Pass. From here Crib Goch is an unmistakeable pyramid of rock visible right ahead! We ascend the East Ridge, head along the famous traverse, and finish with the scramble up Crib y Ddysgl to Garnedd Ugain. The full route includes three ‘Grade 1’ scrambles.
Once the scrambles are done, it’s a simple walk the last few hundred metres to the summit of Snowdon. We return down via the straightforward Llanberis Path, allowing you time to take in your achievement and enjoy the views.
What is a scramble?
Scrambling can probably best be described as adventurous walking. The routes are rocky, you should expect to use your hands now and then, and there will be some exposure. You’ll want a good head for heights and the ability to think about where you are putting your feet. Although Crib Goch is at the easier end of the scrambling spectrum (they are rated 1-3), there are drops on both sides of the ridge.
Of course our leader will give you the top tips on how to more efficiently over the terrain!
Although no previous experience is necessary, we recommend a good level of fitness, so you can enjoy the day without being too tired. Although we will do all we can to support you over Crib Goch, our leaders do reserve the right to ask you to drop out if they are worried about your ability to complete the day, as once on the ridge there are very limited options to choose alternative routes or cut the day short!
Crib Goch is not somewhere you want to be in bad weather, especially heavy rain or strong wind. If the weather is such that we decide it would be dangerous to attempt the scrambles, our leader will come up with an alternative day walk in the area.
Good to know:
Please meet your guides outside the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre (Electric Mountain Visitor Centre, Llanberis LL55 4UR), just to the right of the main door are some flagpoles and your guide will be waiting there for you.
There is a large pay and display car park here, please bring change.
Age Limit: You must be over 18 to attend this trip, there is no upper age limit.
Dogs: I am afraid dogs are not allowed on this trip, unless they are registered assistance dogs.
Solo Travellers: This trip is perfect for solo travellers and although couples and small groups of friends are always welcome the majority of people do attend on their own.
Kit lists – You can view our kit lists here…
FAQ’s– For important information on what’s included with our standard trips, such as what food we supply, arrival times and answer to our most commonly asked questions please visit out our FAQ’s page
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What our members have to say...
My first Large Outdoors and (Ulster & the Giant's Causeway Walking Weekend) Irish experience was absolutely fantastic. Everything was organised perfectly and Gareth is a joy to be around. I loved every minute and will definitely book myself onto another trip. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocomeVanessaMember Since 2018
“I didn’t really know what to expect on my first ever walking holiday and wasn’t very prepared if truth be known – lesson to all read the essential kit list especially waterproofs! It was great fun and what a lovely group of supportive and encouraging people, especially Gareth who did a great job looking after us all. I must admit at times I found it a bit challenging but what a great sense of achievement when we reached the top of the mountains (hills) I will definitely do this again.ElizabethMember Since 2016
Well, for a non-walker it was certainly challenging but my word was it exhilarating! The feeling of achievement after every day, was just fabulous. The group we went with were all strangers on day one, but firm friends by the end of the week. The comradery on some of the tougher walks, helped me to the top…..and wow what views. Anyone thinking of doing it - don’t worry….just go for it!ClaireMember Since 2016