Scramble for Beginner - Crib Goch
Sat 11th May 2019
by Wanted partner for adventurers
Hi i am already doing this with a group from another meetup so any body want to join in the fun let me know....
This is a meet for those new to scrambling but wanting to 'Give it a Go'. This is one of, if not THE, best and prolonged scrambles in the UK. It's graded at scramble grade 1 which is the easier scrambling grade. (see here for more info. https://www.thebmc.co.uk/understanding-scrambling-grades)
We'll start from the Pen-Y-Pass car park (SH647557) and collect together at the entrance to the cafe near the bus station at 9am. The car park is always very busy so I suggest you park at the Nant Peris car park and catch the sherpa bus or a taxi (both cost £2) up to Pen-Y-Pass. A bus leaves at 8.40. Please be on time as we'll be leaving promptly. We'll take the Pyg track up to Bwlch y Moch and then cut right to climb Crib Goch.
As mentioned, this is a grade 1 scramble and, IMHO, one of the best! However, it is an exposed ridge and must be treated with great respect. Having crossed the ridge we'll scramble 'The Pinnacles' (or skirt to the left if you don't fancy them!) and move on to Bwlch Coch and finally the peak of Garnedd Ugain (the second 3,000 footer of the day). From here it's 'B-line' for the summit of Snowdon!
If the weather isn't suitable, we'll probably do Snowdon via the Pyg track and reschedule The Crib for the following weekend.
You'll need all the usual stuff; waterproofs, warm clothes, food and drink, a head torch (just in case) plus your head for heights 😀. I'll bring a short confidence rope,for anyone that gets a fit of the collywobbles.
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