I'm booked up for a few days in Snowdonia next weekend and am intending to do a reverse Snowdon Horseshoe (with a twist) for my first day, Saturday.
It will involve a start from the Miner's Track followed by an ascent of Snowdon via Y Gribin spur and Snowdon's East Ridge, then to Cribs y Ddysgl and Goch with descent via the North Ridge of CG. All in about 6 hours (or so). This is partly prep for the Welsh 3000's, which I hope to take on at some point.
My train should get me into Bangor before midday. Hoping to be on the bus to Pen y Pass by 1pm.
(Anyone who will be in the area on that day and interested in possibly coming along, feel free to get in touch via OM.)
Would be interested in hearing from people who have completed any of the aforementioned sections. How does a reverse of CyD & CG compare with the usual anti-clockwise route, etc?
Thanks for your time.
The links might offer a bit of info:
Thanks for the links.
Gribin's usually very quiet, even on days when there are lots of tourists on the major tracks. Generally straightforward scrambling, with one slightly awkward slab section if it's wet.
Keep to the right at the top of Gribin to avoid the worst of the slippy watkin screes.
The only problem with doing it this way round is that you won't be able to predict what the weather (wind especially) will be like on Crib Goch, and have to accept that you may get to the top of Carnedd Ugain and have to take an alternative route off (whereas with the "normal" direction you can be fairly sure that once you're over CG the weather is a bit less of a worry). Oh, and because most people do CG via the E ridge first and head onto Snowdon, if it's busy you may find you have a lot of 'passing' to do as you go over the CG pinnacles.
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