Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass

Snowdon's famous ridge walk - not for the faint hearted!


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 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- if you can find a space that is. You can buy tickets from the driver (Pen y Pass is pronounced 'Pen-uh-pass'). See The Snowdon Sherpa for details.

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.

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.

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


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). Crib Goch means 'Red Ridge' in Welsh and is pronounced 'kreeb g-och'. The summit of Crib Goch is marked by a rocky outcrop.

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, 3rd in England & Wales) Craig Fach means 'Small Crag' in Welsh and is pronounced 'cry-g vacht'.

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

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Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - Alix and Molly on Crib Goch

Alix and Molly on Crib Goch

Photo: Paul Gasson (1)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - Helicopter rescue on Crib Goch

Helicopter rescue on Crib Goch

Photo: Dave Blanchard (3)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - On the Pyg Track

On the Pyg Track

Photo: Ian Lilley (8)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the snow from Crib Goch

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the snow from Crib Goch

Photo: Charles Brown (14)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - 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)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - The Pyg Track is this way!

The Pyg Track is this way!

Photo: Mark Davies (3)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - Me on Crib Goch (en-route to Snowdon)

Me on Crib Goch (en-route to Snowdon)

Photo: Andrew Batchelder (1)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - Wild goats on the PYG Track

Wild goats on the PYG Track

Photo: Gemma Bason (2)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch y Moch

Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch y Moch

Photo: Tim Hulse (1)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - 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)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - The Pyg Track route up Mount Snowdon from Pen-y-Pass

The Pyg Track route up Mount Snowdon from Pen-y-Pass

Photo: Mark Davies (5)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - 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)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - Crib Goch in the snow

Crib Goch in the snow

Photo: Charles Brown (9)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - On the Pyg Track

On the Pyg Track

Photo: Ian Lilley (9)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - Scrambling up towards Crib Goch with Llyn Llydaw far below

Scrambling up towards Crib Goch with Llyn Llydaw far below

Photo: Jo McGawley (2)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - Approaching Crib Goch from the east

Approaching Crib Goch from the east

Photo: David Cartwright (9)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - Lanberis Pass from the Pyg track above Pen y Pass

Lanberis Pass from the Pyg track above Pen y Pass

Photo: David Cartwright (10)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - The Pyg Track on the way up Mount Snowdon

The Pyg Track on the way up Mount Snowdon

Photo: Mark Davies (4)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - The Miners' Track from the PYG Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The Miners' Track from the PYG Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Barry Lugg (17)

Walk gw153 Crib Goch from Pen y Pass - Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Llyn Gaslyn from Crib Goch

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Llyn Gaslyn from Crib Goch

Photo: Lestyn Foster (1)


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