Snowdon via Crib Goch from Pen-y-pass

Introduction to Walk 3036

Photo from the walk - Snowdon via Crib Goch from Pen-y-pass

Nat Park - Snowdonia

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 2855 feet / 865 metres

Grade - very hard

An ascent of Snowdon over Crib Goch is the classic walk from Pen-y-pass. This Snowdonia walk needs a head for heights and some mountaineering skills including some scrambling. This is not a route for the inexperienced. 

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Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
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Y Lliwedd & Snowdon from Pen-y-pass
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Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
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Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach from Pen-y-Pass
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1958
The Snowdon Horseshoe
Grade - hard
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2692
Snowdon via Dinas Mot & Crib Goch from Pen-y-pass
Grade - hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 3002
The Welsh Three-Thousanders
Grade - severe
Length - 31.5 miles / 51.2 km
Walk 1418
Snowdon and Y Lliwedd from Pen-y-pass
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2122
Cwm Glas from Pen-y-pass
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 3073
Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain and Snowdon
Grade - hard
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

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Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
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Grade - hard
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
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Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 3019
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Y Garn & Carnedd y Filiast from Ogwen Cottage
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Walk 3062
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Grade - moderate
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 2417
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A Glyderau trio: Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Tryfan
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1137
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
Y Garn from Ogwen Cottage (Route b)
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Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2680
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Grade - easy
Length - 2.8 miles / 4.6 km
Walk 1192
3.3 miles / 5.3 km away
Yr Aran from Bethania (Route A)
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1103
3.3 miles / 5.3 km away
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Grade - very hard
Length - 13.0 miles / 21.1 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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