Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass

Snowdon's famous ridge walk


Route outline for walk gw153:

Pen y Pass  -  Pyg Track  -  Bwlch y Moch  -  Craig Fach  -  Crib Goch  -  Bwlch Cove  -  Pyg Track  -  Pen y Pass.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

There is a park and ride service to Pen y Pass from Nant Peris (to the west towards Llanberis) and Penygwrd (to the east towards Capel Curig & Beddgelert) every Saturday from Easter Saturday to the last Saturday in October 2016.

There is also the Snowdon Sherpa bus service that links all the main car parks and starting points for the main routes up Snowdon - including Pen y Pass - and the fare is cheaper than parking for the day at Pen y Pass (10/day in 2016) - if you can find a space that is. You can buy tickets from the driver (Pen y Pass is pronounced 'Pen-uh-pass').

The final push onto the summit ridge is very steep and often has a large snow cornice quite late into Spring. It can be extremely dangerous for the ill equipped.

'Pyg' (as in Pyg Track) is and abbreviation for Pen y Gwryd - the hotel at the bottom of the pass.

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.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
Welsh
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttall
1
Welsh
Nuttall
Dewey
1
Welsh
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Crib Goch at 923m (3029ft). Crib Goch is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (14th highest in Wales, 20th highest in England & Wales). Crib Goch is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (15th highest in Wales, 23rd highest in England & Wales).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Craig Fach at 609m (1999ft). Craig Fach is also known as a Welsh Dewey (2nd highest in Wales, 4th in England & Wales)

This walk 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)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass

In no particular order . . .

Climbing Snowdon via the Pyg track

Climbing Snowdon via the Pyg track

Photo: David Cartwright (12)

Mark and Joe tackling Crib Goch

Mark and Joe tackling Crib Goch

Photo: Fiona Haward (3)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Crib Goch

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Crib Goch

Photo: Mick Coxon (2)

Glaslyn (partially frozen) from Crib Goch

Glaslyn (partially frozen) from Crib Goch

Photo: Charles Brown (12)

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)

On Crib Goch

On Crib Goch

Photo: Dave Blanchard (2)

Climbing the PYG Track up Mount Snowdon

Climbing the PYG Track up Mount Snowdon

Photo: Leslie Williams (4)

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)

Looking back to Pen-y-Pass from the PYG Track up Mount Snowdon

Looking back to Pen-y-Pass from the PYG Track up Mount Snowdon

Photo: Leslie Williams (5)

Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch y Moch

Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch y Moch

Photo: Tim Hulse (1)


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