Saturday, 1 July 2000

Crib Goch

The remarkable lines of Crib Goch
Height: 923m (3,028ft)
Prominence: 65m (213ft)
Region: Snowdonia - Snowdon
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Welsh 3000
Summit feature: Rocky crest
Times climbed: 1
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The summit stands part way along the ridge
Crib Goch (Crib Gock - Red Ridge) is a knife-edged arĂȘte in the Snowdonia National Park. The name means "red ridge" in Welsh. All routes which tackle Crib Goch are considered mountaineering routes in winter or scrambles in summer.

The classic traverse of Crib Goch from East to West leads up from the Pyg track to a "bad step" where hands and feet are both needed briefly. It is followed by an ascent to the arĂȘte, before tackling three rock-pinnacles to a grassy col at Bwlch Coch.

Incidentally, Crib Goch is one of the wettest spots in the United Kingdom.

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