-1419 days -10 hours -16 mins -3 secs

Take on one of the UK's most famous scrambles with Mountain Leader & Everest summiteer Ricky Munday. This is by far the most exhilarating route to the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales.

Crib Goch

Crib Goch, the ‘red ridge’, is known as one of the finest ridge walks in the UK and is one of Britain’s most popular scrambles, and for good reason. As a grade one scramble it is a great route for experienced walkers who are looking to test themselves.

A mile-long narrow ridge stretching out from the north-east flank of Snowdon, this knife-edged rocky traverse offers exciting exposure and stunning views over the whole of north Wales and up to the highest point in Wales!

Once you've booked, you’ll be sent joining instructions and kit list. We can also provide advice on local accommodation and other activities.


Distance:     10 km (includes descent via Pyg or Miner's Track)

Height Gain: 763 metres

Target time: 6 hours

Grade:         Grade 1 scramble

Group Size:  Maximum 4


Self-funding:   £75

Fundraising:   £25 deposit plus £100 per head minimum fundraising

3D Route Video

Where & when does it start?

Our meeting time is 06.00 am outside the front entrance of YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass. There is a public car park next to the hostel, although please note this is currently closed on weekends. You will have to find alternative parking and arrange transport to the meet point.

Postcode:        LL55 4NY  

What3words:  ///irritable.washing.buzz 

OS Grid Ref:    SH647556

Please note the car park has limited spaces and is currently closed on weekends. 

There is no mobile reception at Pen-y-Pass but you can access 'The Cloud' wi-fi service outside the front door of the YHA building, where we’ll meet, so we can communicate by Whatsapp if necessary.

Route Map & Altitude Profile

View Route in OS Maps

Is it suitable for me?

Crib Goch is a Grade 1 scramble and requires a good level of fitness and a head for heights.

Weather & terrain

The classic traverse of Crib Goch from east to west leads up from the Pyg Track to a ‘bad step’, where hands and feet are both needed briefly. It is followed by ascent to the arête, before tackling three rock-pinnacles to a grassy col at Bwlch Coch. This first part of the ridge is exposed with precipices below. You can check some local weather forecasts below.

Snowdonia Mountain Forecast

Water on your walk

We recommend carrying at least 1.5 litres of water.

What’s included?

  • Mountain Leaders on a 1:4 ratio
  • Live GPS tracking & shareable links for family/friends
  • 20% discount for Montane
  • 15% discount for Cotswold Outdoor
  • 15% discount for Open Air
  • 20% discount on Water-to-Go bottles
  • 25% discount on Uphill Athlete training plans

What’s Excluded?

  • Accommodation
  • Transport to/from your accommodation to our event meet point
  • Personal Food & Drink
  • Parking Charges


Your safety is our top priority. Our activities are fully risk assessed and we hold Public Liability Insurance via Lockton LLP. Our leaders carry a mountain first aid kit, an emergency shelter, a fully charged mobile phone & spare battery, spare warm clothing & emergency food and we have two-way radio contact with all of our guides at all times during an event. We also hold a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) Operator Licence.

How to book

Book below by choosing your ticket type. You can choose: 

  • Full payment by bank transfer: £75
  • Full payment online (1.5% fee added): £76.13
  • Fundraise for us (deposit of £25 & minimum fundraising of £100 per head)

You'll receive an email acknowledging receipt of your payment/booking. You'll also need to read and agree to both our UK Trip Booking Terms & Conditions and our Participation Agreement & you'll be asked to confirm this during Step 1 when selecting your ticket type.

UK Booking Terms & Conditions Participation Agreement

After booking, you'll receive a second email requiring you to complete our online UK Trip Booking & Medical Declaration Form, which must be completed before we can confirm your booking. Each individual participant must complete this form so if you’re booking on behalf of a group you must ask each member of your group to complete this.

Once you've submitted your UK Trip Booking & Medical Declaration Form, if you have a balance to pay, we'll email you an invoice and this will include our bank details. 

Fundraise for us

Rather than paying your balance, you can alternatively choose to raise funds to support our social mission - with this option, you pay a £25 deposit per head and pledge to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship (£100) for our own social projects with disadvantaged young people. We can host fundraising pages directly on our website and you can read some short case studies about our social impact. Read more about fundraising for Inspire Alpine®.

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Donate You can directly support our social mission to close the attainment gap. We support disadvantaged young people to have higher aspirations and feel more confident & resilient. Find out more

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