3,028 ft / 923 m

#17 in Wales

#590 in United Kingdom


213 ft / 65 m

#226 in Wales

#1,531 in United Kingdom


31 summits

#8 in Wales

#13 in United Kingdom

Top climbing months

June   29%

April   16%

August   13%

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.