Summit Routes

#ClimbSnowdon

Want to climb Snowdon but not sure which walking route to use? Whether you’re walking with us, or planning a day out for yourself, use this guide to help find the route that will suit your experience and expectations.

Some people refer to the mountain as Mount Snowdon or Mount Snowdonia - but we know it as Yr Wyddfa, or Snowdon...in the Snowdonia National Park.

Have a look at our Open Climb Snowdon dates to see when we might be out with a group, using a particular path. Or if you fancy your own bespoke guided walk on a date to suit you, please contact us to help make it happen.


Llanberis Path

Climb Snowdon - Summit Routes - Llanberis Path
  • Distance: 9 miles / 14.5km
  • Ascent: 975m
  • Time: 5.5 – 7 hours
  • Start Point: Llanberis
  • Grid Ref: SH 582 598

Snowdon Ranger Path

Climb Snowdon - Summit Routes - Snowdon Ranger Path
  • Distance: 8 miles / 13km
  • Ascent: 936m
  • Time: 6 hours
  • Start Point: Llyn Cwellyn car park
  • Grid Ref: SH 564 511

Miners’ Track

Climb Snowdon - Summit Routes - Miners' Track
  • Distance: 8 miles / 13km
  • Ascent: 723m
  • Time: 6 hours
  • Start Point: Pen y Pass car park
  • Grid Ref: SH 647 577

Rhyd Ddu Path

Climb Snowdon - Summit Routes - Rhyd Ddu Path
  • Distance: 8.5 miles / 14km
  • Ascent: 895 metres of ascent
  • Time: 6 hours
  • Start Point: Rhyd Ddu car park
  • Grid Ref: SH 571 526

Pyg Track

Climb Snowdon - Summit Routes - Pyg Track
  • Distance: 7 miles / 11km
  • Ascent: 723m
  • Time: 6 hours
  • Start Point: Pen y Pass car park
  • Grid Ref: SH 647 577

Watkin Path

Climb Snowdon - Summit Routes - Watkin Path
  • Distance: 8 miles / 13km
  • Ascent: 1015m
  • Time: 7 hours
  • Start Point: Pont Bethania car park
  • Grid Ref: SH 627 507

Climb Snowdon - Summit Routes - Crib Goch

Crib Goch Ridge

This majestic ridgeline is a classic walk and scramble onto Snowdon itself and is accessed from Bwlch y Moch, along the Pyg Track. Some people mistake Crib Goch for Snowdon itself and become challenged on its steep and rocky ridgeline without meaning to do so!

Most of our Climb Snowdon clients use other routes to ascend Snowdon, but sometimes people ask us to guide them along this route, and we are really happy to do so given certain conditions.

We operate at a ratio of 1:3 on Crib Goch and will guide experienced walkers along this route, who are capable and confident on their feet and happy with exposure and heights. Ideally they will have scrambled before (maybe on Snowdonia’s Tryfan or Striding Edge in the Lake District, for example).

An assessment is always made and expectations shared when we meet with groups, and it’s a good idea to make an extra day available for exploring similar terrain before the ascent of Crib Goch. Also, the weather has to be fair for enjoyable and more secure progression along the ridge: calm winds, dry rock and good visibility will make an ascent a pleasant day out, rather than a fight against the elements in an exposed environment.

We are happy to discuss walk options that include Crib Goch and Y Lliwedd for you and help plan adventures...