Lliwedd Scramble up Snowdon From Pen y Pass

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Route Summary:

An exhilarating scramble that’s not as exposed as Crib Goch. Note that the distance and time is for the ascent only – you’ll need to choose a descent route (the PYG Track is one recommendation).

6.8 km 908 m 3 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Start and Finish: Pen y Pass


There’s a good cafe at Pen y Pass these days, as well as public toilets in the same block. Over the road you’ll find Mallory’s Bar in the Pen y Pass Youth Hostel.


Grade 1 Scrambling

Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Public Transport:

Sherpa Buses from Llanberis, Betws-y-Coed, Beddgelert, Caernarfon and Porthmadog stop at Pen y Pass at varying frequencies. Check out the Snowdon Sherpa page on Walk up Snowdon for the latest Snowdon Sherpa rundown.

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Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav (where applicable): 

LIMITED! £10 a day, £6 for 4 hours. Very early arrival advised. Park in Nant Peris for the Park and Ride

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Lliwedd Scramble up Snowdon From Pen y Pass Details

Y Lliwedd is a worthy scramble from Pen y Pass in itself, and an even better route up Snowdon! While not as challenging as Crib Goch, or as popular, it is still a fine day out! If time is short, you can climb Lliwedd and descend the same way, which is achievable during a summer evening for a proficient group.

Lliwedd Scramble up Snowdon From Pen y Pass Route Description

Full Scrambling Route up Lliwedd and Snowdon can be found on Walk up Snowdon

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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