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Scrambles in Snowdonia

80 of the best routes - Snowdon, Glyders, Carneddau, Eifionydd and outlying areas

Guidebook to 80 graded scrambles in Snowdonia, North Wales. The book is illustrated with photo topos and includes a range of routes, as well as all the classic routes including the Snowdon Horseshoe, North Ridge of Tryfan, Bristly Ridge and the Cneifion and Cyfrwy Aretes.


Early March to the end of October


Most of the routes are in a small area, with Llanberis and the Ogwen Valley making good bases. The southern routes are accessed from Dolgellau.


Caters for both adventurous walkers and those seeking challenging mountaineering outings. There is a clear progression of difficulty. Grade 1 routes could be tackled by fit and experienced hill walkers. Grade 3 routes require knowledge of rope work and sound mountaineering judgement. All require a head for heights.

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Includes all the classic routes such as the Snowdon Horseshoe with Crib Goch traverse, all the best routes on Tryfan, Bristly Ridge, Cneifion Arête, the Llech Ddu Spur, Nantlle Ridge and the Clogwyn y Person Arête, Cyfrwy Arête on Cadair Idris and routes on Rhinog Fach and Fawr.
12 Oct 2022
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.55cm

A guidebook to 80 graded scrambles in Snowdonia National Park (Eryri National Park). Covering Carneddau, Glyders and Snowdon Group, plus the finest scrambling in Eifionydd, the Moelwyns, Rhinogs and Cadair Idris, the routes range from scrambly walks to demanding climbs involving technical difficulty and exposure. Routes range from scrambling grade 1 to grade 3S so there’s something for all abilities.

  • 1:25,000 OS maps and topos included for each route
  • Easy access from Llanberis, Ogwen Valley, Dolgellau
  • Popular routes covered include the Snowdon Horseshoe, North Ridge of Tryfan, Bristly Ridge, Cneifion, Cyfrwy Arêtes
  • Best experienced Spring through to Autumn
  • Detailed information on safety and equipment

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By Rachel Crolla

Rachel Crolla is an outdoors all-rounder who loves hiking, biking, scrambling and climbing. Rachel is an outdoors writer and photographer who is also trained as a journalist and teacher. She has hiked and climbed across the UK, Europe and the USA. In 2007 Rachel became the first woman to reach the summit of every country in Europe, and co-wrote the Cicerone guide book Europe’s High Points soon afterwards. She is passionate about enthusing the next generation of hikers and cyclists with a love of the outdoors.

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By Carl McKeating

Carl McKeating is from Yorkshire. He is the co-author with Rachel Crolla of the books, Europe’s High Points and Walking in the Auvergne published by Cicerone. A rock climbing and mountaineering enthusiast, in addition to ascending all of Europe’s national high points, in 2010 he completed a long-standing ambition to climb all the routes in Ken Wilson’s Classic Rock which he followed with a three-month climbing and mountaineering tour of America. A qualified English teacher, in 2014 Carl started work on a doctorate about Mont Blanc in British Culture.

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