The Crib Goch scramble from Pen-y-pass is one of the best ridge scrambles in the UK. Renowned for hair-raising drops on either side, the thin and rocky ridge is the most challenging of all Snowdon ascents. Nothing else comes close!
As a Grade 1 Scramble, competent hikers should not need ropes to tackle Crib Goch nor find any technical sections beyond their capabilities. A head for heights and a thirst for adventure are a must for this breathtakingly exhilarating section.
If you are hiking - and not mountaineering - DO NOT attempt Crib Goch in winter or snow. It is a full on winter mountaineering traverse in winter conditions, requiring the correct gear and more technical skills than winter hill walking.
The British Mountaineering Council have some great tips for climbing Crib Goch here: thebmc.co.uk/how-to-scramble-crib-goch
Crib Goch is a great route for the adventurous. It is a scramble route (hands will be needed to get up) and is quite exposed. This means you get some excellent views and some challenging spots. It is a ridge climb so there are quite severe drops on either side. I would not recommend this route in the wind or rain as you could be blown off or slip off which will not end well.
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