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

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

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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!

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

Bleddyn Rhys summited Crib Goch on June 3rd, 2017 [from/via/route] Watkin Path o Nant Gwynant, lawr i Pen Y Pass ac yn ol i Nant Gwynant ar hyd y cwm. [with] gyda Kev [weather] Cymysglyd - cwmwl isel yn mynd a dod ar y topiau, gwynt withiau a cyfnodau heulog yn enwedig erbyn y diwedd. - 11 milltir i gyd.

David Wand conquered Crib Goch on July 30th, 2008 [with] Gayle and the girls

Robert Shaw scaled Crib Goch on May 10th, 2004 [from/via/route] After scaling Crib Goch [with] Pete Chandler [weather] Misty - Only Pete & I made through the challenge of Crib Goch.

Harry Meijer walked up Crib Goch on September 11th, 2016 [from/via/route] Penn-Y-Pass [with] The Lake District Walker

Paul Redman climbed Crib Goch on August 13th, 2011 [from/via/route] From Below ( Pyg Track car Park ) to Snowdon [with] 2 strangers that had never been up there before ( found out later that it was there first Mountain ) managed to get them over the top safely [weather] the worst i have ever seen (not seen) another 20 mins we would have been grounded completely - this was my fifth scramble across these ridges, so i knew to keep High & Left.. it got very wet & windy & very poor visibility, when on the very top both of my companions( strangers that i met below had cramp, banana supply came in handy, managed to talk them across the rest to Snowdon & safely down via Miners track, they had wanted to turn back down the way they came up, No chance in that weather...Not sure they will try that route again, my self been up many times since...

Christina Lander bagged Crib Goch on September 5th, 2015 [from/via/route] Pen-y-pass - Crib Goch - Garnedd Ugain - Snowdon - Bwlch y Saethau - Y Lliwedd - Pen-y-pass [with] Dick [weather] Beautiful warm sunny day

Sam Rayn hiked Crib Goch on April 21st, 2015 [from/via/route] pen-y-pass [with] Shamaila, Rob, Daniel, Mike [weather] Clear skys, sunny, beautiful

Jj Segarty has summited Crib Goch [from/via/route] Crib Goch, Garnedd Ogain, Snowdon, Bwich Ciliau, Lliwedd [with] ATIP Group [weather] Clear, low wind - Fun walk

Wyn Griffiths conquered Crib Goch on September 28th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Pen y Pass [with] Andy Hudspith [weather] Dry & misty in parts - Best climb ever

Gerald Murphy scaled Crib Goch on September 4th, 2014 [from/via/route] See my notes on Crib y Disgl (Carnedd Ugain) [with] Harry Chadwick [weather] Fine, sunny, dry - Not nearly as bad as I had been led to believe. The ascent to the start of the arete is a bit of a slog but the rfidge itself is just fun. It seemed to me that as long as you keep an eye on what's ahead & what's immediately underfoot it isn't difficult to find your way across safely. Even on the Pinnacles going over the first two directly isn't really a problem - plenty of handholds & footholds. The upwards path round the right of the 3rd is clearly visible from the 2nd Pinnacle. Once your over that it's great to look back. We went ovefr early on a weekday, leaving Pen y Pass at about 7am. No car park problems & nobody else about at all. Just one other walker overtook us at the start of the arete as we had a photo break.

Robert Taylor-Marriott walked up Crib Goch on September 1st, 2010 [from/via/route] Route 15: Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain & Snowdon (CGGU) Completed 01.09.10 [with] Vince Wetton, Alistair James and Robert Taylor-Marriott. [weather] Sunny & Clear visibility.

Stephen Lewis climbed Crib Goch on April 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] gw136, Pen-y-pass [with] Alone [weather] Hot & sunny - Horseshoe

Richard Evered bagged Crib Goch on March 28th, 2014 [from/via/route] Nant Peris [with] Keith, Rooney [weather] Fine - Route finding for Keith's Welsh 3000's attempt.

Tracey Parnell hiked Crib Goch on July 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] Via pen-y-pass [with] Paul Cane [weather] dry

Joanne Mcgawley summited Crib Goch on July 10th, 2011 [from/via/route] Snowdon Horseshoe [with] Rich [weather] Misty & Damp! - 7.5 miles

Robert Logan conquered Crib Goch on April 30th, 2011 [from/via/route] Pen Y Pass [with] Alice Logan [weather] Hot, Sunny, Windy

Vince Wetton scaled Crib Goch on September 1st, 2010 [from/via/route] Pen-y-Pass [with] RTM + Ali [weather] Good

Paul Miller walked up Crib Goch on May 22nd, 2012 [from/via/route] pen y pas [with] solo [weather] hot

Stuart Mellor climbed Crib Goch on September 11th, 2009 [from/via/route] Capel Curig [with] Alone [weather] Calm, sunny day - Airey on Crib Goch with no one else in sight.

Wendy Sockett, Kenneth Hardman , Louis Smith, Hugh Strickland, Anthony Jackson, Linda Mckeogh, Craig Lewis, Simon Duerden, Paul Booth, Trevor Williams, Paul Donoghue, Immacolata Pescatore, Steve Lockett, Kath Edwards, Stephen Millington, Chris Bede, Matthew Thomas, Steve Davenport, Mark Davidson and Stephen Hobdell have all walked, climbed & bagged Crib Goch.

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

Yours truly on Crib Goch

Yours truly on Crib Goch

Photo: Martin Wardroper (4)

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

Crib Goch

Photo: David Hands (1)

Helicopter rescue on Crib Goch

Helicopter rescue on Crib Goch

Photo: Dave Blanchard (3)

Climbing Crib Goch with Llyn Llydaw in the background

Climbing Crib Goch with Llyn Llydaw in the background

Photo: Will Caesar (8)

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)

Me on Crib Goch (en-route to Snowdon)

Me on Crib Goch (en-route to Snowdon)

Photo: Andrew Batchelder (1)

Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Crib Goch, Craig Fach, The PYG Track, Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Crib Goch, Craig Fach, The PYG Track, Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Player (15)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the snow from Crib Goch

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the snow from Crib Goch

Photo: Charles Brown (14)

Crib Goch in the snow

Crib Goch in the snow

Photo: Charles Brown (8)

On Crib Goch

On Crib Goch

Photo: Dave Blanchard (2)

Crib Goch from the Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau

Crib Goch from the Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau

Photo: Gerald Murphy (7)

Debbie Flint on Crib Goch

Debbie Flint on Crib Goch

Photo: Debbie Flint (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)

Llyn Llydaw from Crib Goch

Llyn Llydaw from Crib Goch

Photo: David Hands (2)

Glaslyn (partially frozen) from Crib Goch

Glaslyn (partially frozen) from Crib Goch

Photo: Charles Brown (12)

Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch y Moch

Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch y Moch

Photo: Tim Hulse (1)

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)

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)

Mark and Joe tackling Crib Goch

Mark and Joe tackling Crib Goch

Photo: Fiona Haward (3)


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