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Tryfan North Ridge and Crib Goch scrambling weekend

North Ridge of Tryfan
North Ridge of Tryfan
North Ridge of Tryfan
North Ridge of Tryfan

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.


Snowdon Massif

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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Please contact us for a complete equipment list.

Meeting point

To be determined upon completion of booking.

Equipment you will need to bring

Water bottle




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We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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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



My partner and I had Gareth as our guide and he was brilliant. His knowledge and history of the mountains made for good conversations and his endurance and patience was greatly appreciated on our climb. We didn't know what to expect but Gareth guided us on the path we were taking going up and the other path we would take descending down. I found it challenging at times but Gareth was always patient and truthfully reassuring on the types of steepness we faced and was able to put time/kilometres on it too, which encouraged me to push myself. He was very welcoming to small breaks and also kindly captured pictures and videos of me and my partner as we climbed, which is nice to look back on. Overall, I highly recommend this service. As first time climbers, the Rhyd Ddu path was challenging but so worth it as it was a beautiful, quieter path to climb. I specifically booked this service as a birthday surprise for my partner and loved the fact we were not part of a group and were able to enjoy the experience together. Keep up the great work and I'll be sure to pass on these details to anyone interested in climbing. Regards, Eleasha.



We booked with SW&C for the North Ridge on Tryfan, with the goal being to let my 12 year-old daughter climb a mountain in the UK that you can’t walk to the top of. I’m so glad we did. We had the best day out despite the classic Welsh weather, and our guide made the whole thing totally stress-free, including navigating with visibility down to 10 feet or so at some points, taking loads of photos of us, showing the easiest moves for the “crux” and having a generally encyclopaedic knowledge of the mountain and related areas in general. I can’t recommend SW&C highly enough!



Ascending Ben Nevis was a shared 21st/75th birthday treat for my grandson and me. Rich was really kind right from the start - eg changing the start time because some of our luggage was lost en route and we had to buy new waterproofs. He spent time getting to know us and our capabilities, encouraged us to do things like eating and keeping warm, encouraged us and joked with us and told stories all the way to the top in wind and rain and snow (in July!). Going down was something else and I'd have died, I think, without Rich, because my legs more or less packed up. He and my grandson encouraged me evey painful step of the way (six hours) and towards the end Rich tethered me to himself with a rope for support and encouragement. Never an impatient word, in spite of the very extended day, and not a hint that I might have bitten off more than I could chew. I am so happy and grateful. A scholar and a gentleman! Thank you Rich.



Climbing Snowdon as a single parent with my 16yr old son was never going to end well without a guide. I needed to make sure we got up & down safely without getting lost. Richard provided so much more than that, with interesting facts about the plant & wildlife, not to mention his background climbing Everest and as an RAF Engineer. I felt in very safe hands and our comfort & enjoyment was clearly his top priority. If you're looking for a guide, look no further! Thanks Richard for a great experience.



We received great information and advice prior to the trip and on the day our guide made it a really enjoyable and valuable experience. He was supportive, encouraging and extremely knowledgeable. Thank you Jamie and dog Gwen.

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