Did this as part of a larger circuit starting at Rhyd Ddu, climbing to Snowdon summit via the Rhyd Ddu path, to Y Llywedd, down to Pen-y-Pass, back up to the summit via Crib Goch and back to Rhyd Ddu via Bwich Cwmillan (near Quarry Upper Reservoir). Great hike and great views on the east side of Snowdon.
My father took my brother and I on this route when I was a boy. I have done it many times since in summer and winter and it is always impressive, a gem of the British Isles.
In the mist making it very atmospheric
One of my favourite mountains in the UK - with its famous arete. I must have traversed the ridge half a dozen times following first time somewhere around 1971 - date is a guess.
Climbed via the East Ridge. Thick fog and a strong crosswind made this very dramatic. The short climb at the end isn't difficult but is very exposed so don't look down!
As the start of the Horseshoe it was as dramatic as I could have possibly expected.
Via Snowdon Horseshoe this summer, beautiful weather and great day out!
Did this with a bunch of guys from Reading Mountaineering Club on a superb day - far horizons. I can't remember the date or much of the detail but an overall impression of a fantastic experience.
I climbed Crib Goch on the way to Snowdon from Pen-Y-Pass. A very interesting route...and apparently pretty underestimated, at least by quite a few of the people I saw there on that day with pretty inadequate shoes. It's definitely a "I+" route, and, contrary to so many routes of this kind in the Austrian Alps for instance, there isn't the slightest assistance such as metal ropes or ladders or anything of the kind, probably out of principle, which I would fully understand.
I loved Snowdonia when I was there, and I hope to go back someday!
Done as part of the Snowdon Horseshoe in excellent conditions.
Followed the Snowdon Horseshoe route. Very busy, but to be expected on a summer saturday. Still, excellent conditions and a very enjoyable scramble, the first peak bagged that day.
Solo'ed above route then descended east ridge.
Done this great ridge many times as part of the Horseshoe both ways. Always a great ridge to do...!
Several times in both directions as part of the Snowdon horseshoe and the 14 Peaks (Welsh 3000s)
Did the arete as part of the way up Snowden. Visibility wasn't great, but I remember being struck by the fact that I could see a crow soaring almost directly below me, when I looked over the edge at one point.
Perfect conditions, no clouds and not a breath of wind. A really good fun ridge.
Descending the sharp part of the ridge, my boot twisted over and the weight of my 35 lb pack increased the forces causing a severe strain and stopped me doing the 3000s.
It will not deter me from going back though.
Climbed in conjunction with Snowdon. Part of the Adventure Peaks Christmas celebration and Everest Expedition Team gathering. Foggy, slippery and no visibility most of the way.
Nice exposure. Still feel a bit uneasy when I think on being on that ridge.