3,028 ft / 923 m


213 ft / 65 m


22 summits

Top climbing months

April   27%

June   22%

August   18%

Most climbed route

Ridge from Pen Y pass

  • Crib Goch is a knife-edged arete in the Snowdonia National Park.
  • A path leads over the arete and three rock pinnacles to a grassy col at Bwlch Coch.
  • This first part of the ridge is very exposed and serious, having resulted in several fatalities; the Snowdonia National Park Authority describe it as "not a mountain for the inexperienced".
  • To avoid long queues on the ascent from the east, it is possible to ascend Crib Goch's North Ridge, which adjoins the main ridge.
  • Climbing skills and equipment are recommended on the North Ridge.
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