Crib Goch

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Crib Goch is a knife-edge ridge forming the northern rim of the classic 'Snowdon Horseshoe'. Easiest Way up is a grade one scramble.

Elevation (feet): 3,028
Elevation (meters): 923
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Snowdonia
Latitude: 53.0768
Longitude: -4.05302
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester
Convenient Center: Llanberis

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 46 trip reports for Crib Goch.

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  • Log #20936 - by Mark Wheatcroft on Aug 08, 2007
    Bit scary at first but by the end you are wishing it was twice as long. It was brilliant
  • Log #20741 - by Matt and Susana on Apr 12, 2007
    The mighty Crib Goch is not for the faint of heart. Enter at your peril and hold on for your life... An awesome experience, glad the wind was light! Thanks to the french guys for showing us the...
  • Log #20653 - by Aidan on Feb 07, 2007
    Last year when i was 14, was climbing in Wales for a challenge, we were attempting a challenge to climb all 3000ft+ mountains in Snowdonia and we succeeded in this. Crib Goch was the 'big day' for...
  • Log #18781 - by an anonymous user on Nov 14, 2006
    My friend and I had been up Snowdon many times but never via Grib Goch. We turned on to the path and started to climb. We soon realized that it was not straight forward. our luck was in and we joined...
  • Log #16203 - by Gareth Davies on Sep 20, 2004
    The Bigboyz walking club Trip - Ymlaen ac i fyny yn Eryri 04 (English translation 'Old blokes in wet-tents - Snowdonia 04'). Despite horrendous early weather conditions, a hastily convened Junta of...
  • Log #16204 - by Rob Buttle on Sep 07, 2004
    Couldn't have picked a better day, got up at five and started the climb just as the light was coming, couldn't have picked a better day. Every minute we were turning around to see the perfect...
  • Log #16205 - by James Robertson and Richard Smethurst on Sep 06, 2004
    Good grief! Moving towards Snowdon, the first bit of the ridge is definitely the worst, with it getting a little more difficult but less scary as you get farther on. With rain lashing down and really...
  • Log #16206 - by Sue Powell on Aug 10, 2004
    First time - weather so foul that I saw nothing at all. Only slightly better the 2nd time, but not as hard as I was expecting, either experience or age improves the climbing!
  • Log #16207 - by Kezia Buckley on Aug 06, 2004
    Wooo yeah! Amazing accomplishment for a 14 yr old, going up crib goch and doing the horseshoe. Are you impressed?
  • Log #16208 - by Irishman in London on June 24, 2004
    Wooo-hoo!!! What a trip, one of my favourite ever walks in the mountains. Did the full snowdon horseshoe and absolutely loved it. You only appreciate the height of crib goch from the other side of...
  • Log #16209 - by Peter Lewis on June 22, 2004
    Having achieved my target of breaking eight hours for the 15 peaks i decided to approach Crib Goch from Cwm Glas which is a lot quicker than climbing the PYG track and gives you a far nicer view of Y...
  • Log #16210 - by Patrick Neill on June 07, 2004
    Set off with 3 friends, confident and full of bravado, from Pen-Y-Pas at 10.00am. 8 hours later we sat in the pub, duly humbled by Crib Goch and relieved to all be safely back in one piece! Not...
  • Log #16211 - by Adam Whitehouse on May 25, 2004
    When its sunny this "Red Ridge" gets very busy, a very good scramble non the less.
  • Log #16212 - by Bob and Tim on May 10, 2004
    I had done this before in really poor conditions, but felt the need to go back. The Mountain was much more of a friend now... still bloody foggy tho(still with really sharp teeth). Tim had'nt gone...
  • Log #16213 - by John Bayly on May 05, 2004
    My sister and I climbed up to Snowdon on the Watkins Trail (something I've done once before). At the summit we were talking to some people that had climbed up from Pen-y-pas by the Ridge walk, they...
  • Log #16214 - by Bibbianna Baarle on Apr 20, 2004
    I have never been hill walking before this week. I was taken up to Crib Goch on Friday and possibly suffered every emotion under the sun. From frozen scared and wanting to get down, to an adrenalin...
  • Log #16215 - by andrew hunter on Mar 29, 2004
    I'd walked a lot before, but never up anything like this. The scramble up onto the crib is simple but committed in places, and the walk along the ridge is just fabulous. By the time I was on the...
  • Log #16216 - by gary /gordon on Nov 12, 2003
    second ridge ive done found climb up tiring but good ridge walk in all
  • Log #16217 - by Glenn Curley on Nov 11, 2003
    An interesting experience enjoyed with several other Scout leaders on a leader's training weekend. Thanks to Guides Martin & Peter who showed us the way! The weather could have been kinder to us...
  • Log #16218 - by Glenn Curley on Nov 11, 2003
    An interesting experience enjoyed with several other Scout leaders on a leader's training weekend. Thanks to Guides Martin & Paul who showed us the way!
  • Log #16219 - by Dan Santillo on Oct 13, 2003
    A group of us went to Snowdonia from work. Unwittingly, I suggested walking up Crib Goch as I had always wanted to do it. I didn't realise how bad it was going to be.... I have honestly never been...
  • Log #16220 - by Frans King on Aug 25, 2003
    What have I been missing for the last 51 years!? Got to Pen-y-pass with my son to find the car park full (of course) so the walk started from Blaen-y-nant (3.25km down the A4086 towards Llanberis)....
  • Log #16221 - by Kat on Aug 18, 2003
    First time up Snowdon, went with my boyfriend Rob Greenwood whos been twice before, decided that if we were going to do it may as well do it the hard way, went up tryfan in the morning, then crib...
  • Log #16222 - by Jonathan Wadsworth on Aug 14, 2003
    My Dad and i did snowdon via the crib, took us so long to get over that knife edge we didnt get to the top until 5.30 (we then had a late lunch!!) As it was october/november time we had to come...
  • Log #16223 - by Tony Tufft on Aug 13, 2003
    In november 99 myself and a friend decided to climb Snowdon, we stupidly had no map, equipment,compass or clue as to what route we were taking. We started on the pyg track and followed a couple of...
  • Log #16224 - by Justin Roux on July 29, 2003
    Crib Goch, oh, Crib Goch. Start down at the road on the Llanberis pass by the youth hostel and look up at the 'innocent' peak. Crib has its back to you, like it's hiding something. Follow the path...
  • Log #16225 - by nigel vile on July 25, 2003
    first crossing of crib goch at 48 years of age with my son - awesome! everyone writes about the knife-edge ridge but very few write of the pinnacles and beyond. we found this part of the ascent even...
  • Log #16226 - by Howard Dixon on June 26, 2003
    Weather very clear to start out, but when my wife and I reached the ridge the wind and rain came from nowhere, the visibility was very poor, wind gusting up to 40mph I would definitely not recommend...
  • Log #16227 - by Tessa Sellick on June 16, 2003
    We took our 10yr old son and 8 yr old daughter up Crib Goch. It was a beautiful sunny day and stayed that way. We all enjoyed it (didn't take enough boiled sweets for extra energy.) The achievement...
  • Log #16228 - by Bryan Hoare on June 15, 2003
    A Sunday afternoon stroll on some days - on others a death defying rage against the dying of the light aginst wind and rain and without sight (in fog)... Every time a wonder...
  • Log #16230 - by Jerry Prodger on May 05, 2003
    Jerry Prodger, Steve Williams and Steve Smith. Wind, hail, rain! 4hrs 40mins.
  • Log #16231 - by gary quinn on Mar 13, 2003
    No ice, No wind, No rain was I really on the same ridge. The horse shoe was fully visible all day through the sun glasses (global warming at its best). 5 hours round trip in perfect conditions. ...
  • Log #16232 - by Phillip John Rowlands on Nov 04, 2002
    This was me and my walking partners first major scramble, the achievement of getting over in one piece was an adrenalin rush, wanted to go back same way, my mate on the other hand was not so keen....
  • Log #16233 - by Rob Phippen on Oct 25, 2002
    Let me explain. I am a lowlander by breeding, having grown up on the edge of Sedgemoor; you don't get much lower than that. Consequently, the sight of the East ridge of Crib Goch from the car park at...
  • Log #16234 - by Marion Leister & Holly Goldring on Oct 24, 2002
    With rain all Friday night, things did not look promising for our 1st visit to Snowdon. But the weather broke and taking the miners route from Pen-y-pass to the summit was pleasing to the eye and not...
  • Log #16235 - by Stephen Roberts on Oct 08, 2002
    yeah i'd heard of this Crib Goch and it was my choice of walk this weekend, the weather wasn't good but it was forecast that it'd clear up and be sunny later on so off we went up the pyg track, then...
  • Log #16236 - by David Dunbavin on Oct 06, 2002
    Just wondering how many have taken the somewhat unorthodox and very scary climb upto the peak of Crib Goch involving climbing and scrambling up the face nearest Pen Y Pass main road and other side of...
  • Log #16237 - by Joe & Chris McDonnell on Oct 05, 2002
    Had a nice walk up Snowdon, via the Miners track, in excellent conditions and lunched in the Summit cafe(good coffee). Came out, looked round and saw an interesting looking path leading in the...
  • Log #16238 - by David Passey on Aug 27, 2002
    As part of walking all of the Nuttalls in Wales, Crib Goch had to be climbed. An attempt two years ago lead to faliure and a miserable trip up the Pyg Path (again!). However, under today's...
  • Log #16239 - by John Roberts on Aug 18, 2002
    Very misty start from Pen y Pass wind gusting 60 Mph very wet experience. Two other people in front of us also had problems initialy finding the route on to the ridge from the Pyg Track due to the...
  • Log #16240 - by emma higgins on Aug 17, 2002
    sorry it was actually the 13th of april we summited on crib goch (my mind hasnt been the same since ive had flashbacks and everything)only messing will never forget it though take care and be safe.
  • Log #16241 - by Emma Higgins on Aug 17, 2002
    Ah Crib Goch, sorts the men from the boys so it does!I have never seen so many hard knock lads turn to mummys boys in such a short time. from crawling on all fours to white faces at the...
  • Log #16242 - by Nick Carter on May 11, 2002
    I was a Scout Leader for the 1st Selsey Scout group when we took about 20 lads for a week camping under Tryfan. We had 3 walking patrols each with an adult leader and we took it in turns to do a...
  • Log #16243 - by Rachel Oosthuyzen on May 09, 2002
    Never realised just how exhilarating it would be... got to the top and felt like i was standing on top of the world! view was fantastic i'd do it all over again :-)
  • Log #16244 - by Chris Bede on Apr 08, 2002
    My God! What a ridge... When you climb up to the ridge and get to the top, there ain't no going back! Very exhilarating (read scary). Not sure about the views, I never took my eyes off my hands and...
  • Log #16245 - by Jamie Whatmore on May 29, 2001
    Jamie Whatmore, Neil poole and David Baker summited at 10.30 am 28th May 2001. Terrible weather but a good test of our superhuman brummie powers.