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Discover the remote and immense beauty of Snowdonia National Park from the summit of Crib Goch!

Experience scrambling and the Welsh countryside at its finest when ascending this knife-shaped arête. Take in incredible views of Snowdonia and get some great exercise while you’re at it. “Compare and book a certified guide for your Crib Goch Hiking trip with Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our Crib Goch Hiking selection. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Hiking in Crib Goch

What should I know about Hiking Crib Goch?

Crib Goch sits at the northern end of Snowdonia National Park in northwestern Wales. The highest point on the peak is an arête that reaches 923 meters in elevation. While this is not so high relative to other major peaks in the United Kingdom, the climb begins from close to sea level.

Scrambling to the top of the arête is the perfect challenge for novice climbers looking to get into the sport. The classic route heads up to the summit via the Pyg track in what is known as the Snowdon Horseshoe. While the climb is not technically difficult, the route is very exposed and can be treacherous, depending on the weather. Sure-footedness is a must.

For those seeking a challenge, the northern route is far more technically difficult but the views along the way and from the top are no less rewarding.

Why should I choose Crib Goch for my Hiking adventure?

Stunning scenery

Meaning red ridge in the native Welsh language, Crib Goch is an incredible scenic spot for a day of hiking. From its summit, you will enjoy panoramic views out over the surrounding mountains and lakes. The countryside around the knife-shaped ridge is really unlike anything else in the UK and you will surely not be disappointed by the views.

Great intro to scrambling

No technical rock climbing skills are needed to summit Crib Goch, but reaching the top does require a bit of scrambling. Undertaking a one-day expedition to the top is the perfect time to learn how to scramble if you have not already done so before as well a spick up tips on how to improve your skills and techniques for a certified guide.

Snowdonia National Park

Climbing Crib Goch only takes a single day and in all likelihood you will want to spend a bit more time in the lovely Snowdonia National Park. While you’re here take advantage of all that there is to see and do. Summiting Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales, is always a must-do. Depending on your scrambling skills, there are various routes to the top.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Crib Goch?

During the summer, average daily temperatures on Crib Goch hover around 10 ºC. The summer is also the driest time of year, but the mountain still experiences between 75 and 100 millimeters of rain per month.

How can I get to Crib Goch?

Any trip to Crib Goch begins with a flight into the Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL). From here, it is easiest to rent a car and make the two hour drive to the ridge line.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Crib Goch region?

English, Welsh

What's the country code for the Crib Goch region?

+44

What currency is accepted around Crib Goch?

Pound sterling (GBP)

When is the best time to travel to Crib Goch for Hiking?

June to September, but many guides offer trips from April all the way to October.

What people are saying about Hiking | Crib Goch

Matthew

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Amazing day climbing Crib Goch with Rusty our guide. Full of knowledge and very experienced. Highly recommended

Matthew

5.00

Amazing day climbing Crib Goch with Rusty our guide. Full of knowledge and very experienced. Highly recommended

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