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Crib Goch
923m (3029ft)

The Snowdon Area, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales


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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:


You can walk to the top of Crib Goch by using any of these 3 easy to follow route maps:






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

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

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

Angela Moroney summited during 2011 - 2017 3PEAKS

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

Wynne Roberts scaled 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 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 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 [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

Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch y Moch

Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch y Moch

Photo: Tim Hulse (1)

On Y Clegyr above Llyn Padarn (Llanberis) with Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Moel Cynghorion, Foel Goch (Snowdon), Foel Gron and Moel Eilio (Llanberis) in the background

On Y Clegyr above Llyn Padarn (Llanberis) with Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Moel Cynghorion, Foel Goch (Snowdon), Foel Gron and Moel Eilio (Llanberis) in the background

Photo: Dan Dennehy (2)

On Crib Goch

On Crib Goch

Photo: Dave Blanchard (2)

Mark and Joe tackling Crib Goch

Mark and Joe tackling Crib Goch

Photo: Fiona Haward (3)

Russ on the top of Crib Goch

Russ on the top of Crib Goch

Photo: Clare Howard (18)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Crib Goch

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Crib Goch

Photo: Liz Halpin (4)

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)

Snowdon Horseshoe reflected in Llynnau Mymbyr near Plas Y Brenin featuring Y Lliwedd (left) and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) (right)

Snowdon Horseshoe reflected in Llynnau Mymbyr near Plas Y Brenin featuring Y Lliwedd (left) and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) (right)

Photo: Ray Crowe (3)

Crib Goch (with The PYG Track/Miners' Track running down its east flank) and Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch Glas just below the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Crib Goch (with The PYG Track/Miners' Track running down its east flank) and Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch Glas just below the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: David Wright (176)

Lynn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Crib Goch

Lynn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Crib Goch

Photo: George White (2)

Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (6)

Clare on the summit of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) with Crib Goch in the background (bottom right)

Clare on the summit of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) with Crib Goch in the background (bottom right)

Photo: Clare Howard (21)

Y Lliwedd from the Pyg Track path on the lower slopes of Crib Goch

Y Lliwedd from the Pyg Track path on the lower slopes of Crib Goch

Photo: David Cochrane (1)

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) and Llyn Gaslyn from Crib Goch

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Llyn Gaslyn from Crib Goch

Photo: Lestyn Foster (1)

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)

Llyn Dinas with Snowdon and Crib Goch beyond from Grib Ddu

Llyn Dinas with Snowdon and Crib Goch beyond from Grib Ddu

Photo: Peter Lloyd (1)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Crib Goch from Glyder Fawr

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Crib Goch from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (60)

Approaching Crib Goch from the east

Approaching Crib Goch from the east

Photo: David Cartwright (9)

Crib Goch

Crib Goch

Photo: David Hands (1)


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