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Yes - definitely: Loran, danny d, Tamashot
Yes - maybe: DW, TJN
Sorry - can't come: going4gold, MountainGirlSarah, Walkthis way

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Camino Queen   on 18/04/19 @ 19:04 said:

Sorry but I feel I must disagree whatever label they give this scramble. It is a very tough ridge climb and has a large drop on both sides plus exposure.
I know as I did it for charity two years ago and I would never do it again. As lots of people know I am quite brave and have done scrambling but this needs doing with care and yes respect but also people need to know that it is risky and people die on this ridge.. Google it.
Sorry but I feel if you take this on you should do some initial training. I did Tryfan and learnt some good scrambling techniques with an OD friend but I wish I had done sharp edge or something similar in the lakes as more preparation.
Please take the Crib serious C

Sharon 65   on 18/04/19 @ 21:16 said:

I agree with camino queen. Unless you have have plenty of experience on minor scramble id think twice about this one. Ive done it 3 times and seen many unerved and if your on the edge in strong winds theres a 900 ft sheer drop on one side

Out Doors Guy   on 19/04/19 @ 0:04 said:

I can only echoe what's been said above. I have done it twice and wouldn't contemplate it in bad weather or if you haven't had experience of this sort of thing before. It's not for the faint hearted.

M1960   on 19/04/19 @ 14:31 said:

I would agree absolutely that Crib Goch is a serious undertaking for a walker /non- climber (like myself). Although it is fairly straightforward in good conditions (easier than some other grade-1 scrambles I think) with plenty of big holds and much of it being more or less horizontal, it is a committing route with a sustained high level of exposure and no escape – how you find it depends largely on whether or not you are fazed by the exposure. However (Camino Queen), I personally believe that Sharp Edge is potentially more dangerous, particularly in the wet, because it is more slabby with less to hold on to (probably worse for me than most people, because I am tall and clumsy with a poor sense of balance and maybe some loss of proprioception due to knee issues).

M1960   on 19/04/19 @ 14:32 said:

Sharp Edge, which is composed of slate, is very slippery when wet – have a look at this video: (the excitement, and the bad language, really gets going after about 15 minutes!) Having said all that, a fall from Sharp Edge is probably less likely to be fatal (although there have been a number of fatalities) and retreat is easier than from the summit ridge of Crib Goch. Striding Edge is easier than either of them, and might be a good route to try first.

jo_jo   on 20/04/19 @ 15:25 said:

Hi I think it"s great to see more scrambling routes like this being posted. I did Crib Goch some time ago with OD and although it was quite a  challenge I thoroughly enjoyed the experience thanks to the help of the leaders. I think if you are comfortable  with the height and exposure then you will enjoy this.

jo_jo   on 20/04/19 @ 15:26 said:

should have been a smiley

M1960   on 20/04/19 @ 15:49 said:

Hi jo_jo – I think the last time I did Crib Goch (June 2017) was in the same group as you.

ruth   on 20/04/19 @ 21:52 said:

Which ever way you look at this, it is not a beginners scramble

going4gold   on 21/04/19 @ 7:11 said:

It is an exposed ridge but my children all traversed several times at ages of around 10 so if the weather is fine and participants are sensible is no problem and great fun

Fire&Ice   on 22/04/19 @ 22:58 said:

I did Crib Goch after Snowdon in appalling weather on a HF Holidays weekend, I had no idea what the heck I had got myself into - It was awful!!!! Driving wind and rain all the way. I'll never, ever do it again and wouldn't have done it that day, had I known what it was like!! Coming down the scree slopes, also did my knee in and ended my weekend - Thank God for small mercies.

Wanted partner for adventurers   on 23/04/19 @ 19:13 said:

Well it's nice to see some comments, everybody has an opinion and that's all good.
I am new to this group and i guess 99.9% of you have no idea who or what i am, what i have helped others to achieve and will continue to help those who want a little more spice/adventure in there life…
I personally have no time for people with negative views especially those who have said they have been up Crib Goch twice and would not advise anybody else….the obvious question i would ask those is why the heck did you go up the second time if the first experience was that bad...hypocrisy...its people with that kind of mindset i try to avoid.....Cont...1-2

Wanted partner for adventurers   on 23/04/19 @ 19:14 said:

I am slightly old fashioned and from originally Yorkshire so saying it like it is comes natural to me We also consider it common curtise if you have concerns to PM the event organiser not to scare people with your own fears and your own limitations...

We generally take groups of people up Crib Goch at least two or three times a year, me and a few other experienced people have done Crib Goch a number of times in both directions and in all sorts of weather, so for those who are thinking about this event i would say come as you will be well looked after and yes it will stretch you perhaps even scare you but you will have done something incredible.

MountainGirlSarah   on 23/04/19 @ 20:24 said:

Need to do this again - its been a while, assuming the conditions are good.
A good head for heights is a prerequisite for anyone hoping to join...

Flat cap (Mike)   on 24/04/19 @ 20:03 said:

As a person who is full of fear and limitations I can only endorse the already voiced criticism of this invite, especially as I follow the case reports of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team.

Crib Goch is a very exposed scramble with very limited if at all escape options, and very busy as well. To drag a large group of unknown people onto the ridge is naive at best and reckless for certain. The fact that the organiser does this a couple of times a year makes it even worse and not better. This invite should be removed.

Wanted partner for adventurers   on 25/04/19 @ 19:29 said:

Thanks for your opinion Flat cap (mike)..

Quite obviously this is not for you "As a person who is full of fear and limitations".
Thankfully your opinion is not my reality nor should it be anybody else's.
If there is an event for kite flying in the local park i will make sure you get an invite and perhaps we can have an ice cream and put the word to right!

Wanted partner for adventurers   on 25/04/19 @ 19:40 said:

Your absolutely right:-
Yes you should do this again so put your hand lass lol.
Yes of course conditions need to be right right we have postponed the trip before due to bad weather...or do an alternative low level walk.

Maz   on 25/04/19 @ 22:31 said:

Describing this as a scramble for beginners is very misleading but I guess it's up to individuals to make their own minds up. There are videos that people can watch before attempting it. Going with people you trust is essential if you have any concerns.
Enjoy and pay Crib Goch the respect it deserves.

Wanted partner for adventurers   on 26/04/19 @ 7:56 said:

Maz: Thanks Maz appreciate your input
For me its Rock Up and have a can always change there mind and take the pyg track ...not sure you have that option when you leave a good serviceable plane at 12000ft ....i am assuming your first skydive was for beginners!!

Everything but everything we do in life carry's some amount of risk driving a car, being in a relationship or jumping out of airplanes carry a good amount of risk but most of us do it's a choice...everybody should be allowed to choose without verbal bulling....but that's just my opinion

Shropshire bloke   on 26/04/19 @ 11:31 said:

As a mountaineer with almost 50 years experience and having done this route many times in all conditions, I couldn't resist adding my two penny worth. Enough has been said on the difficulty and commitment of the route so I'll say no more. However, I've looked at the invite for this event on the meet-up group website and there are 20 attendees making 26 in all. IMO this is far too many for an expedition of this type, particularly if there are beginners involved. You can't look after that many people up there, there will potentially be long delays and risks will be increased. My advice would be to steer clear and do it another day in a sensibly sized group.

chrissy100   on 26/04/19 @ 13:11 said:

If you check out comments on the internet by qualified mountain guides they only take a maximum of 3 or 4 people to 1 guide across Crib Goch and advise a ratio of 1 to 1 or 1 to 3 if you are not used to scrambling or being in exposed conditions.
By way of contrast in this post you are invited to join in the fun, told it is suitable for those new to scrambling, and that a short confidence rope is available if you get the collywobbles.
No limit on numbers. Just turn up and give it a go.
No thanks.

DebbieJ   on 26/04/19 @ 17:52 said:

Wanted partner for adventurers: Hi and welcome ...please don't call it verbal buying, it's purely out of concern for friends and fellow walkers. We are a really caring and friendly lot.
I did CG in a group of 3 and it was amazing, due in part to the low number and favourable weather conditions... definitely not for beginner's or large groups.

MountainGirlSarah   on 29/04/19 @ 8:06 said:

Realised I’ve double booked.
A small group (3-4) is better especially if those involved haven’t been on the hill together before.
Maybe one to do on Ridgewalker’s weekend in July - assuming smaller group.

Wanted partner for adventurers   on 29/04/19 @ 19:24 said:

Its possible i am with the wrong group but i was hoping the people who are making negative comments and some even patronising would have read the full description.
It would be more useful if people asked questions like:-
Have i taken groups up CG before!
How many people have i take up before.
Is there anybody else with experience of CG with
helping on the day me!
What roughly will be the ratio of new to those who have been up before!

It would be absurd to think i would take a group of 20+ without help and Co organizers with experience.
I do wish people would grow up.

What will these people say when i put something more difficult up on here!!!!!...

Wanted partner for adventurers   on 29/04/19 @ 19:35 said:

Shropshire bloke: Of the 20+ that are on the Meetup a good 80% have been up before and a very good number of them are very experienced scramblers/climbers and at least one with similar years of experience as you....Not sure why people make assumptions!!

Out Doors Guy   on 05/05/19 @ 19:52 said:

I am the person who said they had done it twice who you appear to be targeting, but I didn't say it was a bad experience for me. Just pointing out that it's not as straightforward as it could have been construed from the original invite. There is more than enough information on here now for folks to make their own minds up.

going4gold   on 10/05/19 @ 19:43 said:

V sorry can’t make this now
Poorly mother
Have a great day

Wanted partner for adventurers   on 13/05/19 @ 14:44 said:

Had a great time doing this, lovely weather and some awesome people..
Thanks for Danny D and Steve (Loran...i think) for coming and joining in the fun...i think they enjoyed it..pretty sure we didn't leave them up there LOL..Oh BTW we had no injury's or deaths... just to reassure my lovely new found friends..
If you wish to read comments from the Meetup site please follow the link and scroll way way down to the bottom..happy reading..

Wanted partner for adventurers   on 13/05/19 @ 14:49 said:

Thanks to Danny D for uploading some photo's..
Crib Goch is a lot easier to navigate than this site..trying to upload photo's is a challenge..

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