Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa Climber's Log

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MountainDuck - Jan 4, 2012 5:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

Up Miners, Down Pyg - Spectacular Views  Sucess!

A fun & rewarding walk if your OK with the huge crowds. I did a few detours & scrambled up a few fairly steep rock faces to avoid the people, but would not recommend that in bad weather. The view from the top is breathtakingly beautiful.


Trevers89 - Nov 23, 2011 11:31 am Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2011

Great weekend away  Sucess!

Ascended via the Crib Goch/Horseshoe route then descent along the Miner's Track. Due to the weather we never saw the peak till we were stood right on it. Great day out!


mills - Oct 9, 2011 2:47 am

iconic !

Possibly the most famous mountain in the UK, with it's train ferrying thousands of visitors to the summit every year. Personally I would not go up in the summer as there are so many tourists on it.

John Climber

John Climber - May 19, 2011 8:02 am Date Climbed: May 14, 2011

Crowdest mountian ever  Sucess!

Climbed guiding a group of 11 (not everyone got to the top). Mist around 900 meters, then rain and a lot of wind at the final ridge. Started at 13:30. Back to the parking of the Peny Pass at 18:15.

conflax - May 4, 2011 3:47 pm

Feels like home  Sucess!

Have summited Snowdon about 17 times and it always feels like coming home. Yes it's crowded, yes it's commercial in the summer, but there is such variety. Crib Goch has to be the best route - as long as the weather's good! Do it in the winter, in the snow with the cafe and train closed, for a different perspective.


pegasusl - Jan 26, 2011 8:35 am

I know it gets "busy" but I do love it....  Sucess!

Have done a few differemt ascents now, but my two absolute favourites have to be the Snowdon HorseShoe, and the Snowdon Ranger path.


Jake - Nov 18, 2010 12:11 pm

Snowdon Horseshoe  Sucess!

Route taken: Snowdon Horseshoe via Crib Goch. Beautiful weather attracted crowds.


AndyWhaley - Jul 30, 2010 5:48 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2008

Miner's & Crib Goch  Sucess!

Summited twice, once from the miner's track and once part of the Snowdon horseshoe from Crib Goch. Good mountain, bit busy on the top. Lets dismantle the railway :-)


Gatesy - Jul 1, 2010 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

Snowdon via Crib Goch  Sucess!

Reached the Snowdon Peak via the scramble up and along Crib Goch. After another scramble upon finishing the ridge, reached the point where Miners, Pyg, Llanberis and Crib Goch routes converge. From there, incredibly busy up to the summit.


nattfodd - Feb 14, 2010 4:29 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2010

Beautiful mountain  Sucess!

Climbed via Ladies Gully, an enjoyable Scottish III in perfect nick. The day started beautiful but weather turned halfway up the climb, so no summit views and a descent via the pig track instead of the intended half-horseshoe.


EricChu - Dec 18, 2009 11:21 am

Snowdon, middle of August 1992  Sucess!

I went two times up Snowdon - first up Miner's Track and then down via Y Llywedd, then up via Crib Gogh (an interesting way up, but should not be underestimated the way people do there!! I would rate it as a I, possibly even I+ route. For me, after what I had done just a week before in the Ă–tztal Alps, it was child's play, but I was not unaware of the fact that there are no security aids of any kind on that route - no ropes, no bars, nothing.) and down Pyg Track. Had a lovely three evenings and nights at the Pen-Y-Pass Inn!

colinlee - Aug 14, 2009 7:50 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009

fantastic climb  Sucess!

miners up pyg down,whole family made it views were amazing

Joseph Claghorn

Joseph Claghorn - Aug 9, 2009 12:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009

Best Mountain in Britain  Sucess!

Took Watkin up, and the parallel route down. Definitely recommend this ascent as it passes from forest, by cascades, and through old slate mines to create a varied hiking experience (although I haven't tried the others). I started rather late and the threat of rain kept anyone else from trying, but had great late afternoon views and the mountain all to myself since the tram had closed by the time I got to the top.

Did this as part of a blitz of Snowdon, Scafell Pike, and Ben Nevis. Enjoyed the highest point of Wales the most.

Nigel Lewis

Nigel Lewis - Jul 11, 2009 7:11 pm

always sunny!!  Sucess!

Been there about 6 times and always had great sun! Bet there's not many who can say that.



APennineMan - May 20, 2009 1:54 pm

A great mountain, shame about the cafe  Sucess!

Ascended via Crib Goch as my first 3000ft'er- memorable for a non-scrambling friend getting scared silly, the sheer scale and majesty of the mountain, ease of the scrambling and true 'mountaineering' feel it gives. It's such a shame it's spoilt by the cafe and clueless people, yet somehow the mountain loses nothing of it's grandeur or appeal to climb it.

Big Benn

Big Benn - Feb 20, 2009 6:42 am Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2009

8 times now!  Sucess!

Now gone up all seven main walking trails since my first ascent in August 2008. I'm counting the Miners and Pyg track as different routes. It's 8 actual times to the top now, (Rangers path twice), with 5 of the ascents in winter conditions. Thanks to the excellent Snowdon page on SP I've identified several more routes up that should be within my capabilities, so watch this space!

Edited to add that I went up this lovely mountain again on March 6th, (Rangers Path), and March 8th, (Pyg track). Both days in winter conditions higher up. Not sure what I will do with my time when the snows melt and the railway line re-opens!


dpryan999 - Dec 9, 2008 9:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2005

PYG up, Miner's down  Sucess!

Ascent via PYG Trail, descent by Miner's Track. Weather at the start was lovely and clear, but the summit was cold and wet. Hot cocoa on the summit a nice treat, but not the hordes of tourists.


barryg - Sep 10, 2008 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

A typical August day in Wales  Sucess!

Reached the summit via the Llanberis path on a miserably wet and windy day. No good views at all, only the desire to make the summit made us keep going. Hoping to return soon for a second attempt along another route.

Big Benn

Big Benn - Sep 5, 2008 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2008

First Summit for a While  Sucess!

Went up the Snowdon Rangers path in, (for me), perfect weather: very high winds and torrential rain. Came back down the boring Llanberis Path. My first mountain since losing my darling Bobbie. Going back soon to do a different route to the top. Went up to the summit with Lolli and dadndave, (also from SP), during a superb period of time spent with Lolli and dadndave and his lovely family.


Andy_Hornung - Jul 16, 2008 4:50 pm

many many times  Sucess!

First climbed Yr Wyddfa at the age of 6 back in summer of 1971, and had climbed 6 times by the age of 13, including ascents by the Llanberis path, miners path, PYG track and Snowdon Ranger. Climbed it numerous more times between '82 and 86 as a student in Bangor, and yet more since. Best in winter when there's plently of snow about, especially on the north face. But standing on the summit watching the sun come up on the summer solstice in 1997 (I think) at the start of a successful circuit of the Welsh 3000's probably takes the biscuit.

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