Crib Goch – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering

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Crib Goch

Photo credit: Brian O'Callaghan

Crib Goch photo

Crib Goch

Photo credit: Diliff

  • Elevation: 923 m
  • Difficulty: Scramble
  • Best months to climb: January, February, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • Convenient center: Llanberis

Crib Goch Climbing Notes

Bense101 from UNITED KINGDOM writes:

Climbed on Saturday, was perfect weather, low winds, clear with a lot of sun. Having never done a ridge (was so close to doing CMD winter but my mate bailed just as we roped up) I was surprised at how easy it is to get caught out on this. In places it truly is a knife edge as a gust of wind could easily send you plummeting 1000ft+ off the right side. My advice is, make sure the weather conditions are good (if inexperienced) and absolutely have a head for heights. It's pretty much a no return as climbing back down will require very good skill. If you're not confident in your ability, rope up with your group and if you're taking children, absolutely rope up. Once past the knife edge it becomes relatively basic and the most prominent danger has passed. There is a bail out route further along but you have to do the ridge first. Tips on how to pass the knife edge: stay low on the left hand side (towards Snowdon) and always keep your hand on the top rocks. It doesn't matter if it takes you a long time as you could take the short route off the side


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10 other mountain peaks closest to Crib Goch:

1. Llechog (718 m) 1.5 km
2. Garnedd Ugain (1065 m) 1.5 km
3. Snowdon (1085 m) 1.7 km
4. Y Lliwedd (898 m) 1.9 km
5. Lliwedd/Y Liwedd (898 m) 2.0 km
6. Y Lliwedd East Peak (893 m) 2.0 km
7. Lliwedd Bach (818 m) 2.0 km
8. Gallt y Wenallt (619 m) 2.6 km
9. Glyder Fawr (999 m) 3.1 km
10. Moel Cynghorion (674 m) 4.1 km


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