Y Gribin Snowdon and Y Lliwedd Scramble
Route Summary: An interesting, short Grade 1 scramble to avoid the crowds on Snowdon. The photographs we’ve taken were on the day of the Snowdon Race – so speak for themselves.
An interesting, short Grade 1 scramble to avoid the crowds on Snowdon. The photographs we’ve taken were on the day of the Snowdon Race – so speak for themselves.
|11.52 km||818 m||4 hours|
Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.
Start and Finish: Pen y Pass
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Y Gribin Snowdon and Y Lliwedd Scramble Details
Y Gribin on Snowdon is a short, steep scramble from Glaslyn towards Bwlch y Saethau between Yr Wyddfa and Y Lliwedd and provides an equally good route for the ascent of either. If you want a short day’s scrambling, and want to avoid the crowds on Crib Goch then this route is a great option. However, this isn’t a route if you’re not confident in both your navigational and scrambling abilities as while there’s an intermittent path the scrambling route isn’t always immediately obvious. Allow about five hours in order to really enjoy the route.
On what was probably the finest and busiest Saturday this year, taking the excellent scramble up Y Gribin to Lliwedd, we saw only one other person and hardly many more on Lliwedd.
Read the full route description on Walk up Snowdon.