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Tryfan North Ridge and Crib Goch scrambling weekend

Join Richard, a certified mountain guide, for this fun, scenic and exciting 2-day Crib Goch scrambling weekend along the Tryfan North Ridge. Summit the peak's famed arête on both days, warming up on the first and taking on the tough Tryfan North Ridge on the second day.


2 Days





* Enjoy the stunning scenery of Snowdonia National Park.

* Climb Grib Goch's famed arête on two separate occasions.

* Finish the trip with a fun and exciting ascent of Tryfan North Ridge.


Known as the 'knife-edged’ arête, climbing Crib Goch via the Tryfan North Ridge is a great way to spend a weekend scrambling!

Situated in the northeastern portion of the stunningly scenic Snowdonia National Park, Crib Goch is composed of several ridges ranging in difficulty from class 1 to class 3.

The highest point of the ridge reaches 923 meters (3,028 feet) in elevation and boasts spectacular views out over the rest of the national park.

Our adventure begins after we meet up and head to the trailhead. From here, we will make our hiking approach to the peak and ascend via the normal route as a warm up.

This gives us a chance to go over and practice our scrambling skills before we take on the tough Tryfan North Ridge the following day.

The next day is the highlight of the trip. Getting an early start, we will head up via the much more technically challenging, but incredibly scenic, Tryfan North Ridge and on to Bristly Ridge before heading around to Glyder Fach and completing the Bochlwyd Horseshoe.

While you do not need to be a scrambling expert to enjoy the trip, some scrambling and hillwalking experience is necessary.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this scenic and exciting 2-day Crib Goch scrambling trip on the Tryfan North Ridge!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you may also enjoy my 2-day Snowdonia hiking course!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I hold a Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (MIC). I am fully qualified to guide and instruct all aspects of mountaineering and climbing in the UK throughout the year. Also, I am a full member of the Mountain Training Association (MTA) and the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI).

I love climbing and this passion has taken me all over the world, even to the summit of Mount Everest. I have also climbed in the Andes, as well as in the Alps, Norway and Canada. I reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 2001, as a member of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service Everest North Ridge expedition.

I first started mountaineering in Scotland with the RAF Mountain Rescue Service, over 20 years ago. Since then, I haven't stopped climbing and exploring new mountains in the UK and abroad. I have been a RAF Mountain Rescue Team Leader and also the Chief Instructor for 5 years. I have also climbed all the Munros, the Scottish peaks above 3000 feet.

I love climbing around North Wales and the rest of the UK. We have so many amazing climbing and scrambling spots to discover in this area! I enjoy taking my clients there for rock climbing, scrambling and mountain skills courses or for a guided day out.

We can set up a program according to your level and wishes. Contact me and we can start planning your next mountain adventure right away!





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What people are saying about Richard



Ren was our guide and was great . Supportive, encouraging & accommodating to a large group various ages and abilities. Ren told us interesting points along the way about the landscape and history of area .We would highly recommend. Ps . Great tip for tying boots to help blistered toes !!



Dewi was great..! I really struggled with self motivation. Dewi believed in me. A few rests on the way up & we made it. Honestly the views were breathtaking..! One of the best things I have done in the UK. Dewi was a real asset to the company & very knowledgable. Definitely recommend booking a guide.



What a top day on The North Ridge of Tryfan. Could not have done it without fabulous guiding from Richard (Rusty) Bale. Highly recommend this scrambling day.



What an amazing day very knowledgeable instructor can't wait to do more Highly recommend



I had an amazing day scrambling up North Ridge of Tryfan then Bristly Ridge walking to the Glyders and back Y Gribin. I was pushed me out of my comfort zone and I am really glad for it! The place is incredible! I can honestly say that was one of my best days of my life! Thank you! :)

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