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Crib Goch
923m (3029ft)

The Snowdon Area, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales

Crib Goch means 'Red Ridge' in Welsh and is pronounced 'kreeb g-och'.

The summit of Crib Goch is marked by a rocky outcrop.

The Crib Goch ridge is not for the faint hearted. It is very exposed and airy in places and can be extremely dangerous - particularly in adverse weather conditions.


Record Crib Goch as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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Welsh Mountain
14th highest in Wales,
20th in England & Wales

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Welsh Nuttall
15th highest in Wales,
23rd in England & Wales

Crib Goch is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL17
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 115
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Crib Goch is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:


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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Crib Goch Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Crib Goch

Neall Garrad walked up on June 22nd, 2007 [from/via/route] 15 peaks route from Nant Peris to Llanfairfechan [with] Andy, Chris, John and Warren [weather] Mixed

Adrian Haywood climbed on November 21st, 2021 [from/via/route] Pen y Pass [with] Mike [weather] Clear & windy

Andy Buxton bagged on June 22nd, 1968 [from/via/route] 14 Peaks (but done before & since) [with] BVGS

Angela Moroney hiked during 2011 - 2017 3PEAKS

Andrew Heath summited during March, 2009 [from/via/route] Pen Y Pas [with] Jim Silas Ciny [weather] overcast - Six Nations trip

Wynne Roberts conquered on September 7th, 2019 [from/via/route] Snowdon Horseshoe [with] Gareth Roberts [weather] Sunny, warm, slight wind (20mph) & very clear - Took us 6 hours, stopped for half an hour for dinner, did 3 peaks over 3000ft, one over 2000ft, lot of scrambling.

Dale Tyler scaled on August 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] Up from Pen-y-pass with Jason, Alex, Sean & Lambert on the way to Yr Wyddfa. Beautiful sunny day until half way across ridge when clouded over & wind started gusting. Really windy all day from then! Dropped off summit back down the Ranger Path then took a right right to Llanberis-avoided all the crowds! [with] Jason, Alex, Sean, Lambert [weather] Glorious sunshine then cloud & gusting wind on tops then glorious sunshine as we headed for home. - Able to walk on top of the ridge before the wind picked up. Took a more cautious route afterwards

Alan Pritchard walked up on October 5th, 2014 [with] A group [weather] Good - Walked the 15 peaks in 24 hours challenge - enjoyed. Crib Coch not for the faint hearted, tricky.. πŸ˜ŽπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ

Michael Lee has climbed [from/via/route] Pen y Pass, Pyg Track, Bwlch y Moch, Craig Fach, Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon Mountain Railway, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), The Scree Path, Bwlch y Saethau, Bwlch Ciliau, Y Lliwedd, Y Lliwedd (East Top), Lliwedd Bach, Gallt y Wenallt, Afon Glaslyn, Miners' Track, Pen y Pass. [with] Gareth & John [weather] Warm sunny - Superb day!! Sore feet!

Simon Neilson-Clark bagged on June 3rd, 2018 [from/via/route] From Pyg track [with] Mrs H [weather] Sunny Hill fog - High broken ground & then a nasty ridge

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Crib Goch

Me and my dad (Dave) on Garnedd Ugain having just climbed across Crib Goch

Me and my dad (Dave) on Garnedd Ugain having just climbed across Crib Goch

Photo: Paul Hancock (6)

Crib Goch, The PYG Track (centre), The Miners' Track (lower right) and Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch Glas

Crib Goch, The PYG Track (centre), The Miners' Track (lower right) and Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch Glas

Photo: Will Caesar (3)

Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (6)

Crib Goch (centre right) with the PYG Track (mid path) and the Miners' Track (coming up the valley) seen from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Crib Goch (centre right) with the PYG Track (mid path) and the Miners' Track (coming up the valley) seen from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Hazel Pyper (3)

Mount Snowdon (left in distance) and Crib Goch from Craig Fach

Mount Snowdon (left in distance) and Crib Goch from Craig Fach

Photo: Leslie Williams (6)

Temerature Inversion from Crib Goch

Temerature Inversion from Crib Goch

Photo: Charles Brown (5)

The Crib Goch Ridge

The Crib Goch Ridge

Photo: Tim Hulse (4)

Scrambling up towards Crib Goch with Llyn Llydaw far below

Scrambling up towards Crib Goch with Llyn Llydaw far below

Photo: Jo McGawley (2)

Glaslyn (bottom left) and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Crib Goch in the snow

Glaslyn (bottom left) and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Crib Goch in the snow

Photo: Charles Brown (11)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the snow from Crib Goch

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the snow from Crib Goch

Photo: Charles Brown (14)

Lynn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Crib Goch

Lynn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Crib Goch

Photo: George White (2)

Crib Goch from Snowdon

Crib Goch from Snowdon

Photo: Paul Gillett (1)

Helicopter rescue on Crib Goch

Helicopter rescue on Crib Goch

Photo: Dave Blanchard (3)

Self Portrait on Crib Goch

Self Portrait on Crib Goch

Photo: Charles Brown (4)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Crib Goch

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Crib Goch

Photo: Mick Coxon (2)

Y Garn (Glyderau) summit cairn with Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain in the distance

Y Garn (Glyderau) summit cairn with Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain in the distance

Photo: Gerard Molloy (11)

Carnedd Moel Siabod (left, distance) and Llyn Llydaw from the top of Crib Goch

Carnedd Moel Siabod (left, distance) and Llyn Llydaw from the top of Crib Goch

Photo: Clare Howard (19)

The Snowdon Horseshoe from Glyder Fach - featuring in the mid-distance: Y Lliwedd (centre left), Crib Goch (centre right), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) (far right)

The Snowdon Horseshoe from Glyder Fach - featuring in the mid-distance: Y Lliwedd (centre left), Crib Goch (centre right), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) (far right)

Photo: Florence Belgravia (2)

Yours truly on Crib Goch

Yours truly on Crib Goch

Photo: Martin Wardroper (4)

Approaching Crib Goch from the east

Approaching Crib Goch from the east

Photo: David Cartwright (9)


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