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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.


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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

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Snowdonia National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL17 Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa and Conwy Valley/Dyffryn Conwy


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

115 Snowdon & Caernarfon


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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

Donovan Suddell walked up Crib Goch on March 27th, 2022 [from/via/route] Pen Y Pass. Snowdon Horseshoe [with] son-in-law [weather] beautiful sunny morning.

Neall Garrad climbed Crib Goch 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 bagged Crib Goch on November 21st, 2021 [from/via/route] Pen y Pass [with] Mike [weather] Clear & windy

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

Angela Moroney summited Crib Goch during 2011 - 2017 3PEAKS

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

Wynne Roberts scaled Crib Goch 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 walked up Crib Goch 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 climbed Crib Goch 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 bagged Crib Goch [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!

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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 at dawn from very close to the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Crib Goch at dawn from very close to the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Shane Green (1)

Crib Goch in the snow

Crib Goch in the snow

Photo: Charles Brown (8)

Crib Goch, PYG Track, Miners' Track, Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch Glas just below the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Crib Goch, PYG Track, Miners' Track, Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch Glas just below the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: David Wright (177)

Cnicht (left) and Y Lliwedd poking through a Temerature Inversion seen from Crib Goch

Cnicht (left) and Y Lliwedd poking through a Temerature Inversion seen from Crib Goch

Photo: Charles Brown (6)

Alix and Molly on Crib Goch

Alix and Molly on Crib Goch

Photo: Paul Gasson (1)

Goats on the summit of Y Lliwedd with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) (left) and Crib Goch (right) in the distance

Goats on the summit of Y Lliwedd with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) (left) and Crib Goch (right) in the distance

Photo: Tom Shaw (3)

Scrambling on Crib Goch

Scrambling on Crib Goch

Photo: George White (4)

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 from Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

Crib Goch from Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

Photo: Cefyn Owen (1)

Me on top of the Crib Goch ridge

Me on top of the Crib Goch ridge

Photo: Stuart Edwards (2)

Vince Wetton on the PYG Track en-route to Snowdon<br>via Crib Goch in 2010

Vince Wetton on the PYG Track en-route to Snowdon
via Crib Goch in 2010

Photo: Robert Taylor-Marriott (1)

Llyn Llydaw from Crib Goch

Llyn Llydaw from Crib Goch

Photo: David Hands (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)

Pen yr Ole Wen, Llyn Clyd, Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Idwal, Tryfan, Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr, Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Pen yr Ole Wen, Llyn Clyd, Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Idwal, Tryfan, Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr, Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (3)

On Crib Goch

On Crib Goch

Photo: Dave Blanchard (2)

Me on Crib Goch (en-route to Snowdon)

Me on Crib Goch (en-route to Snowdon)

Photo: Andrew Batchelder (1)

On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Crib Goch (left) and Llyn Llydaw (right) in the background

On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Crib Goch (left) and Llyn Llydaw (right) in the background

Photo: Eric Sharp (1)

Russ on the top of Crib Goch

Russ on the top of Crib Goch

Photo: Clare Howard (18)

Approaching Crib Goch from the east

Approaching Crib Goch from the east

Photo: David Cartwright (9)


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