COURSE 3: Classic Snowdon Scrambles

Climb Snowdon (1085m) the adventurous way via the exposed knife-edged ridge of Crib Goch (923m).

We provide you with the opportunity to summit Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), the highest mountain in the British Isles, outside of Scotland under instruction. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will advise you on techniques for safe movement on steep ground on ascent and descent.

Course Title: S3. Classic Snowdon Scrambles
Duration: 1 day – instruction only
Cost: £220 per group (1 day course with up to 4 people)
Group Size: up to 4 clients with 1 instructor

Scrambling routes selected are subject to prevailing weather conditions. In particular, Crib Goch is a serious undertaking and in adverse weather conditions other scrambling routes will be substituted.

Classic Grade 1 Snowdon Scrambles

Rope protection will be used where appropriate. At the start of the day your guide will review your current skills, experience and aspirations. Feedback will be provided at the end of your day to assist you in developing your scrambling skills further.

  • The Traverse of Crib Goch a Grade 1, 3 Star classic. Scramble along this awe-inspiring, knife-edged and pinnacled ridge, then continue to the summit of Snowdon via Crib Y Ddysgl and its summit, Garnedd Ugain (1065m).
  • Y Gribin and the East Ridge is a Grade 1, classic. A notable rocky spur, the route scrambles up two distinct ridges. The rocky East Ridge leads directly to the summit of Snowdon.
  • Traverse of Lliwedd (898m) a Grade 1 Classic. Easy scrambling up broad-backed ridges, with wonderful views across the Snowdon Massif and across to Crib Goch. We summit East Peak and continue scrambling on this lovely rocky crest to the summit of West Peak, descending the north-west ridge to the col of Bwlch Cilau and cross the col to Bwlch y Saethau. From this point we ascend to the summit of Snowdon.

Previous Experience/Fitness

Summer hill walking experience is essential. A head for heights is necessary. A reasonable level of fitness will ensure you get the most out of your day.


You will need clothing and footwear that is appropriate for mountain walking and scrambling.

If you prefer a more challenging scramble to the summit of Snowdon, please see our other Classic Snowdon scrambles course pages for details. The Snowdon Horseshoe, is one of the finest ridge traverses and Clogwyn Y Person Arête, provides one of the finest rib and ridge scrambling lines on the Snowdon Massif.

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We arrange rock scrambles across Snowdonia. Tryfan and the Glyders have some excellent scrambling routes. We are happy to arrange private guiding or instruction to help you get the most out of your scrambling in North Wales.

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We look forward to enjoying some classic Snowdonia scrambles with you.