We love guiding on Snowdon and one of the questions we get asked most is which is our favourite route to the summit. The answer is easy. If you have a sense of adventure (and aren’t too afraid of heights!) then climbing Snowdon via the Crib Goch ridge is definitely the best day out you can have in the mountains.
That level of excitement was exactly what Julia and her family were looking for when they asked our guide Simon to help them cross Crib Goch this month. Crib Goch was actually the last of the Welsh 3000’s the family had ticked off so was an extra special achievement.
If you’ve been shocked by photos like this taken over the weekend you might well be thinking that the popular Snowdon scrambling route isn’t for you. This image was taken on Saturday 7th May 2022 by Ari Roberts and shows a queue of patient hikers standing atop the Crib Goch ridge heading up to the summit of Snowdon. For those not aware of this popular route, after you’ve scrambled your way up on to the ridge you then have to traverse the knife-edge arête with huge drops either side of you and little opportunity to ‘overtake’ slower walkers.
The media have jumped on the story too. North Wales newspaper, The Daily Post reported Picture shows huge queues forming along Snowdonia’s notorious Crib Goch ridge and Wales Online ran the same image proclaiming The huge queue on a notorious ridge in Snowdonia as visitors flock to see 1,000ft drop.