Scrambles in Snowdonia


This revised edition of Steve Ashton's classic guide is illustrated with photo topos, and covers 80 scrambles in North Wales including the Snowdon Horseshoe, North Ridge of Tryfan, Bristly Ridge and the Cneifion and Cyfrwy Arêtes.

Scrambles in Snowdonia

Scrambles in Snowdonia
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This revised edition of Steve Ashton's classic guide presents 80 scrambles in the stunning Snowdonia National Park, offering challenge, adventure and breathtaking scenery. The graded routes range from introductory traverses to demanding climbs involving technicality and exposure, recommended only for those with considerable experience, a strong head for heights and solid grounding in basic rope technique.

The favourites are all included - the Snowdon Horseshoe, North Ridge of Tryfan, Bristly Ridge and Cneifion and Cyfrwy Arêtes - as well as a number of lesser-known routes, including 16 not included in the previous guide, making a total of 80.

Photo topos illustrate the ascent routes, alongside comprehensive route description detailing the preferred line of ascent and descent options. Many routes also include ideas as to how scrambles might be combined to create longer outings, and summary information and overview statistics are provided to aid route selection. Dramatic colour photography completes the package. With advice on how to progress and stay safe, Scrambles in Snowdonia is an indispensable and comprehensive guide to enjoying the freedom and excitement of scrambling in the rugged Welsh mountains.

The Carneddau: Southern Ridge Circuit 1-***, Pen yr Ole Wen: Braich Ty Du Face (including Pinnacle Ridge and Porcupine Ridge) 2+**, Broad Gully Ridge 2+*, Craig Lloer Spur 3-**, Carnedd Dafydd: Crib Lem (Llech Ddu Spur) 1***, Eastern Ridge of Black Ladders 2*, Carnedd Llewelyn:Craig yr Ysfa Amphitheatre 2+*.
The Glyders: Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe 1***. Tryfan:Tryfan East Face: Tryfan Bach Approach 3***, Bastow Buttress Variant 2+***, Nor’ Nor’ Buttress Variant 3** or 3S**, Nor’ Nor’ Gully 2+*,  Nor’ Nor’ Groove 1+*, North Buttress Variant 2**, Little and North Gullies 1**, Pinnacle Rib Variant 3**, South Gully  3-*, South Buttress 3**, Tryfan West Face: North Ridge 1***, Milestone Buttress Approach 3**, Milestone Gully Approach 1+**, Milestone Continuation 3**, Wrinkled Tower (aka Wrinkled Slabs and Castle Chimney) 3S***, West Face Route 3*, V Buttress 3**, V Arête 3*, Notch Arête 2***, Y Gully 2*, South Ridge Direct 1*, Glyder Fach: Bristly Ridge 1***, The Chasm Face 3***, Main Gully 1+**, Main Gully Ridge 3*** or 2***, East Gully Ridge 3***, East Gully 1+*, Shark Buttress 3S***, Dolmen Ridge 3***. Glyder Fawr: Gribin Ridge 1*, False Gribin 1*, Cneifion Arête 3***, Maybe Tower Rib 3*, Seniors’ Ridge 1*, Seniors’ Gully 1-*, Direct Approach to Seniors’ Ridge 2*, Idwal Staircase and Continuation 2+***, North West Face Route (aka Idwal Buttress) 2**, Bryant’s Gully (aka False Bryant’s Gully or Nant Ettws) 2+***, Esgair Felen Direct 2+*, Y Garn: Devil’s Kitchen and the Sheep Walk 3S*** or 1-*, East Ridge 2**, Foel Goch: South Arête 1+*, Needle’s Eye Arête 3*, Yr Esgair 3S*, Carnedd y Filiast: The Ridge (aka Atlantic Ridge) 2+**.
Snowdon Group: The Snowdon Horseshoe 1***, Crib Goch: East Ridge 1*, North Ridge 1*, Jammed Boulder Gully 3S**, Traverse of Crib Goch 1***, Crib y Ddysgl (Garnedd Ugain): Crib y Ddysgl 1**, Cwm Glas Mawr Approach 1+* or 3S*, Clogwyn y Person Arête (including Parson’s Nose options) 3*** or 3S***, Cwm Glas Ridge 1-*, Llechog Buttress 2**, Llechog Ridge 2-*, Eastern Terrace of Clogwyn Du’r Arddu 1+**, Western Terrace of Clogwyn Du’r Arddu 3*, Snowdon: Tregalan Couloir 2*,  Y Gribin and the East Ridge 1**, Lliwedd: Traverse of Lliwedd 1**, West Peak via Bilberry Terrace 3S***.
Eifionydd: Nantlle Ridge 1-***, Craig Cwm Silyn: Craig Fawr Rib (aka LMH) 3**, Mynydd Mawr: Sentries’ Ridge and Continuation 3-***, Bear Buttress 3S*.
Outlying Areas: The Moelwyns: Moel Siabod Ridge Circuit (including Daear Ddu Ridge) 1-***, The Rhinogs: South Face of Rhinog Fawr 2-*, South Ridge Variant, Rhinog Fach (aka Hywel Ridge) 3-**, Cadair Idris: Cyfrwy Arête (including Table Direct option) 3*** or 3S***, Conwy: Penmaenbach Arête 1+**.

By Steve Ashton, updated by Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla.

Card cover, 17.5cm x 12cm, 280 pages.

Fourth edition, 2022.

ISBN: 978-1-78631-136-8.

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