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Wet Day on Crib Goch

I was out with fellow Munro Compleater (all the Scottish mountains over 3000 feet) Humphrey today for a traverse of the classic grade 1 scramble, Crib Goch. The route is actually 2 scrambles and starts with the steep and often exposed East Ridge of Crib Goch before continuing along the ridge to Crib y Ddysgl. This is a route on nearly every aspiring scramblers to do list and is rightly popular. It should, however, not be underestimated. It is in places extremely exposed and the exposure is quite sustained. A good head for heights, steady feet and favourable weather are essential.

For us the weather forecast was not ideal - rain and fairly windy. We looked at other options - having a plan B is always a good idea - but as the wind was set to drop a little as the day went on we decided to delay our start a bit and go for it.

The rain continued but fortunately the wind did drop and we were able to enjoy a quiet albeit wet traverse. The later start had the added bonus of leaving us with a practically deserted PyG Track for the descent. A great day out out despite the rain!

Scrambling along the exposed and narrow initial section.
Negotiating some of the more complex parts of the ridge

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