Start at Pen-y-Pass and take the Pig Track to below Crib Goch. Take the path where it branches off right. Scramble up on a choice of line until the ridge narrows and joins with the North Ridge. Here the traverse begins proper.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Joe Trindo 19 Aug -
Hidden 12 Aug -
Tarquin 24 Jul -
Charliechalk85 16 Jul -
alexm3892 6 Jul -
Hidden 22 Jun Solo
mattyjones 21 Jun - dry and clear - glorious day although very busy for a Friday (probably due to many people doing welsh 3000's/3 peaks on midsummer solstice.
with Rob
dry and clear - glorious day although very busy for a Friday (probably due to many people doing welsh 3000's/3 peaks on midsummer solstice.
with Rob
jafferton91 14 Jun Solo
Sabrina Brooke 10 Jun -
Tom Plaine 6 Jun Solo O/S
johnzxcv 1 Jun Solo rpt
with John
with John
Hidden 21 Apr Solo rpt
GeneralFifi 21 Apr - Very fun scramble
with James Carter, David_Reid147
Very fun scramble
with James Carter, David_Reid147
mky77 20 Apr Solo rpt
with Hal77
with Hal77
harry.morrish 17 Apr -
with emdawes
with emdawes
emdawes 17 Apr DWS RP forgot my harness so went for the DWS rather than roped up approach
forgot my harness so went for the DWS rather than roped up approach
it624 13 Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 6 Apr Solo
Lisatalent ?Apr -
wthompson098 24 Mar Solo O/S
Tom Barter 24 Mar Solo
Hidden 25 Feb Solo
lucygreenie 17 Feb Solo
Siongethinhill 9 Jan Solo
Hidden 2 Jan -
charlesisbozo ?? -
Jaomes 18 Nov, 2018 -
JonathanC 17 Nov, 2018 Solo
dwc 28 Oct, 2018 Solo Bit of snow but not winter condition
Bit of snow but not winter condition
Dom Garman 1 Sep, 2018 Solo
intiocean 1 Sep, 2018 Solo
jonah_cook 31 Aug, 2018 Solo O/S My first scramble. Wonderful exposure, windy but otherwise perfect conditions.
My first scramble. Wonderful exposure, windy but otherwise perfect conditions.
Hidden 28 Aug, 2018 Solo rpt
andydgreen 25 Aug, 2018 -
Hidden 20 Aug, 2018 Solo rpt
Ben Seeley 4 Aug, 2018 -
Nono 19 Jul, 2018 Solo
OliverR17 17 Jul, 2018 -
with Krystal
with Krystal
Hidden 17 Jul, 2018 -
Mattymck 14 Jul, 2018 -
gmuston ?Jul, 2018 Solo rpt
with Justin Muston
with Justin Muston
T_Robbo2 ?Jul, 2018 -
Hidden 30 Jun, 2018 -
chriswood96 30 Jun, 2018 -
Hidden 23 Jun, 2018 Solo
PCorning 22 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
FDixon 15 Jun, 2018 -
Hidden 8 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden 29 May, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden 29 May, 2018 -
steveriley 27 May, 2018 -
NigelHurst 26 May, 2018 Solo rpt 2nd time to complete the horseshoe. Couldn't see more than about 15m in front due to cloud/mist.
with StephB
2nd time to complete the horseshoe. Couldn't see more than about 15m in front due to cloud/mist.
with StephB
StephB 26 May, 2018 Solo rpt 2nd time to complete the horseshoe. Couldn't see more than about 15m in front due to cloud/mist.
2nd time to complete the horseshoe. Couldn't see more than about 15m in front due to cloud/mist.
jim182 22 May, 2018 Solo O/S
ebutton 18 May, 2018 Solo
dkd 25 Apr, 2018 -
with karly54
with karly54
Hidden 25 Apr, 2018 -
Hidden 21 Apr, 2018 -
JackMoss98 11 Mar, 2018 Solo rpt
with UoN Mountaineers
with UoN Mountaineers
BStar 12 Jan, 2018 Solo rpt
with Trevers, Will Dean
with Trevers, Will Dean
BHuthers 12 Jan, 2018 Solo O/S
GHawksworth 12 Jan, 2018 Solo O/S
Paul Roberts ??, 2018 Solo O/S
tomhopkins16 ??, 2018 Solo part of snowdon horseshoe - sunny day
part of snowdon horseshoe - sunny day
jafferton91 ??, 2018 -
JackMoss98 19 Nov, 2017 Solo O/S Bailed off after crib goch as member of the group was very nervous.
with UoN Mountaineers
Bailed off after crib goch as member of the group was very nervous.
with UoN Mountaineers
jackbell 19 Nov, 2017 -
with Chloe
with Chloe
dwc 8 Oct, 2017 Solo
Andy Moles 3 Oct, 2017 -
Robert Bacon 30 Aug, 2017 Solo
with William Bacon
with William Bacon
Dravies 26 Aug, 2017 Solo
gmuston ?Aug, 2017 Solo O/S
with Hamish Venters, William Leng
with Hamish Venters, William Leng
Sam Cooke 29 Jul, 2017 -
tomcr88 19 Jul, 2017 Solo
Hidden 12 Jul, 2017 -
GazE83 8 Jul, 2017 Solo rpt
mky77 8 Jul, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 7 Jul, 2017 Solo
JimboWizbo 7 Jul, 2017 -
with BCT
with BCT
NigelHurst 1 Jul, 2017 Solo O/S First time, didn't disappoint. Went from pen y pass to crib goch and had planned to do Horseshoe but slow traverse of crib goch due to numbers and people freezing (!) and then descent of cloud cover as we hit snowdon summit meant we descended via Pyg.
with StephB
First time, didn't disappoint. Went from pen y pass to crib goch and had planned to do Horseshoe but slow traverse of crib goch due to numbers and people freezing (!) and then descent of cloud cover as we hit snowdon summit meant we descended via Pyg.
with StephB
StephB 1 Jul, 2017 Solo O/S First time, didn't disappoint. Went from pen y pass to crib goch and had planned to do Horseshoe but slow traverse of crib goch due to numbers and people freezing (!) and then descent of cloud cover as we hit snowdon summit meant we descended via Pyg.
First time, didn't disappoint. Went from pen y pass to crib goch and had planned to do Horseshoe but slow traverse of crib goch due to numbers and people freezing (!) and then descent of cloud cover as we hit snowdon summit meant we descended via Pyg.
Hidden 17 Jun, 2017 Lead
andydgreen 17 Jun, 2017 -
kaizerlard ?Jun, 2017 -
ewanjp 29 May, 2017 Solo O/S Did in the rain, not a soul to be seen. Carried on to snowdon summit then down pig track.
with alicec
Did in the rain, not a soul to be seen. Carried on to snowdon summit then down pig track.
with alicec
ADEightyEight 21 May, 2017 Solo O/S
dwc 14 May, 2017 Solo
Stuart Russell 2 May, 2017 -
Amy Henchoz 2 May, 2017 -
useful ?May, 2017 Solo Took this approach with a client. The normal route up, didn't think it was a stand-alone route!
Took this approach with a client. The normal route up, didn't think it was a stand-alone route!
mbotwood 10 Apr, 2017 -
Jack Manfredi 25 Mar, 2017 -
with Dad
with Dad
freemanTom 24 Mar, 2017 -
maxsmith 21 Jan, 2017 Solo Stunning weather, not a cloud in the sky. Came down miners after Snowdon.
Stunning weather, not a cloud in the sky. Came down miners after Snowdon.
Hidden 2 Jan, 2017 -
charlie.wilkinson ??, 2017 -
Hidden ??, 2017 -
Ids1165 ??, 2017 Lead
Hidden ??, 2017 -
Si ??, 2017 -
tagscuderia ??, 2017 Solo O/S
Rob_Morris1996 18 Dec, 2016 Solo rpt Done many times, this day was the best I've had it, so far!
Done many times, this day was the best I've had it, so far!
matthop32 16 Dec, 2016 Solo O/S
with DJM
with DJM
Hidden 16 Dec, 2016 Solo O/S
Manton 11 Dec, 2016 Solo
with Stuart B
with Stuart B
will484 11 Nov, 2016 Solo O/S
with jaynie blake
with jaynie blake
Christoofar 31 Oct, 2016 -
AJWolfie 31 Oct, 2016 Solo O/S
with jh1990
with jh1990
jh1990 31 Oct, 2016 Solo O/S
Hidden 30 Oct, 2016 Solo
heathergrace 30 Oct, 2016 Solo O/S
zimpara 25 Oct, 2016 - A nice bimble
A nice bimble
megamonkeyman 25 Oct, 2016 -
with zimpara
with zimpara
jascott83 15 Oct, 2016 - With mike as part of horseshoe
With mike as part of horseshoe
Hidden 12 Oct, 2016 -
Hidden 15 Sep, 2016 Solo
Hidden 10 Sep, 2016 Solo
Tarquin 27 Jul, 2016 -
MusicalMountaineer 23 Jul, 2016 -
Stuart Russell 8 Jul, 2016 -
helehan 6 Jul, 2016 -
emlynroberts 4 Jul, 2016 Solo On uni sponsored walk with Tom, Clair and Sian. Very wet!
On uni sponsored walk with Tom, Clair and Sian. Very wet!
emlynroberts 30 Jun, 2016 Solo On Welsh 3000 attempt 3am start from PYP with Rhys, Jo and Rob
On Welsh 3000 attempt 3am start from PYP with Rhys, Jo and Rob
Mark Young 26 Jun, 2016 Solo
with Martyn
with Martyn
Nathanhelstrip18 23 Jun, 2016 -
with Wilkie
with Wilkie
Hidden 18 Jun, 2016 Solo O/S
MatthewH 12 Jun, 2016 Solo
Hidden 8 Jun, 2016 -
jalqazzaz 8 Jun, 2016 Solo
Hidden 29 May, 2016 -
Adam Hollins 29 May, 2016 -
with DH
with DH
ben_st 29 May, 2016 Solo
DH 29 May, 2016 -
with Adam H
with Adam H
Hidden 23 Apr, 2016 -
Ian Miller 22 Apr, 2016 Solo O/S
Cheese Monkey 22 Apr, 2016 Solo
Claire Noble 7 Apr, 2016 -
rosso 9 Jan, 2016 -
hipwell ??, 2016 Solo O/S
Astilath ??, 2016 -
mbotwood ??, 2016 -
Dazluke2000 ??, 2016 -
ChrisMasters 5 Dec, 2015 Solo Very wet and windy!
Very wet and windy!
BStar 7 Nov, 2015 Solo rpt Night time ascent as it was the only dry and less windy part of the weekend. No moonlight - Brilliant fun
with Will Dean
Night time ascent as it was the only dry and less windy part of the weekend. No moonlight - Brilliant fun
with Will Dean
wjcdean 7 Nov, 2015 - night time ascent after terrible weather during the day cleared. planning to do teh traverse but got to the summit and turned around due to hight winds. descending required some care. good mini adventure!
with BStar
night time ascent after terrible weather during the day cleared. planning to do teh traverse but got to the summit and turned around due to hight winds. descending required some care. good mini adventure!
with BStar
Hidden 31 Oct, 2015 -
Wallman 15 Oct, 2015 Solo O/S
with James
with James
Icekool 10 Oct, 2015 Solo seemed like a never ending scramble to my tired legs, the dreaded traverse wasn't really as bad its made out to be. Descented via Cwm Goch
seemed like a never ending scramble to my tired legs, the dreaded traverse wasn't really as bad its made out to be. Descented via Cwm Goch
Martin Lilley 10 Oct, 2015 Solo rpt A fun excursion picking some harder sections than the group I was escorting.
with Alpine
A fun excursion picking some harder sections than the group I was escorting.
with Alpine
DH 26 Sep, 2015 -
DH 26 Sep, 2015 -
Hidden 26 Sep, 2015 Solo
eoinb ?Sep, 2015 -
King punter 16 Aug, 2015 -
Ron Rees Davies 11 Aug, 2015 -
with Tizz
with Tizz
Hidden 30 Jul, 2015 -
Hidden 3 Jul, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 3 Jul, 2015 Solo
Hidden 10 Jun, 2015 -
Hidden ?Jun, 2015 -
Marktrin 23 May, 2015 -
mrphilipoldham 10 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
Graham Boxall 10 Apr, 2015 Solo
Hidden 9 Apr, 2015 -
Stuie73 9 Apr, 2015 -
Hidden 8 Apr, 2015 -
Scramble Steve 4 Apr, 2015 -
yossarian714 14 Mar, 2015 Solo rpt
with Piotrek Baryla, noteviljoe
with Piotrek Baryla, noteviljoe
Hidden ??, 2015 -
gwynjones ??, 2015 Solo
tom jefferies ??, 2015 -
Dale Finnie ??, 2015 Solo
Jim Walton ??, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 Solo
Nathan Chrismas 29 Nov, 2014 Solo
with Becky
with Becky
Hidden 25 Nov, 2014 -
Puma 22 Nov, 2014 Solo As part of a loop with Clogwyn Parsons Arete and finishing down the North Ridge
with Luke (YAC)
As part of a loop with Clogwyn Parsons Arete and finishing down the North Ridge
with Luke (YAC)
Hidden 3 Nov, 2014 Solo
Stuie73 3 Nov, 2014 Solo
Jonathan Storey 27 Sep, 2014 -
LJJ77 22 Sep, 2014 Solo
Hidden 21 Sep, 2014 Solo O/S
RuthW 6 Sep, 2014 Solo
Hidden 1 Sep, 2014 Solo
bat3man 20 Jul, 2014 -
pawel suhy 13 Jul, 2014 Solo β
with Neil B., Claire
with Neil B., Claire
Hidden 28 Jun, 2014 Solo
Hidden 23 Jun, 2014 -
Hidden 16 Jun, 2014 -
yelotango ?Jun, 2014 Solo
Gav Parker 3 May, 2014 Solo
Matt88 19 Apr, 2014 -
maxsmith 13 Apr, 2014 Solo
penyolewen ?Feb, 2014 Solo
Kate Edhouse ??, 2014 Solo O/S
nj.harris ??, 2014 -
Zoomer 12 Nov, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden 12 Nov, 2013 Solo
jackse 6 Sep, 2013 -
with Mike and Michael
with Mike and Michael
SamTudor91 5 Sep, 2013 -
BStar 27 Aug, 2013 Solo
Rachael88 27 Aug, 2013 Solo
with BStar
with BStar
chriswood96 20 Aug, 2013 -
with Rebecca Wood, Kay Wood, Neil Wood
with Rebecca Wood, Kay Wood, Neil Wood
CurlyStevo ?Aug, 2013 Solo
DH 9 Jun, 2013 -
with mr neil
with mr neil
dakidunn 21 May, 2013 Solo
with Simnel
with Simnel
Simnel 21 May, 2013 Solo
Cheese Monkey 3 May, 2013 Solo
Hidden 30 Apr, 2013 Solo
MikeDowsett 20 Apr, 2013 - In descent
with Daniela, Tigger, Pete Scott
In descent
with Daniela, Tigger, Pete Scott
Dan Lane 23 Feb, 2013 Solo O/S Downwards. Some snow but not winter conditions.
Downwards. Some snow but not winter conditions.
gordo ??, 2013 Solo
cymjt ??, 2013 -
john_p_mulcahy ??, 2013 -
Pete Sanger ??, 2013 Solo O/S
Danhan 12 Sep, 2012 Solo
Bede 26 Aug, 2012 -
Matt250 12 Aug, 2012 Solo
Danbow73 14 Jul, 2012 Solo
carl_123 10 Jun, 2012 Solo O/S
Oujmik ?Jun, 2012 Solo
with Jyoti
with Jyoti
MikeLell 30 May, 2012 Solo rpt Descended and then ran over The Horns and down to Pen-y-Pass.
Descended and then ran over The Horns and down to Pen-y-Pass.
Hidden 19 May, 2012 Solo
BStar 1 May, 2012 -
james.slater 17 Jan, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 Solo O/S
BestClimberEu ??, 2012 Solo
cwildblood 11 Dec, 2011 -
Alex.M-M. 30 Sep, 2011 -
CM1992 28 Sep, 2011 Solo
Hidden 14 Aug, 2011 Solo
GazE83 10 Aug, 2011 Solo rpt
hans1996 5 Aug, 2011 Solo
Hidden 10 Jun, 2011 Solo
Alex.M-M. 6 Jun, 2011 -
adam clarke 21 May, 2011 Solo
JessWilliams ?May, 2011 -
Yoshi 24 Apr, 2011 Solo O/S
BenRyle 12 Apr, 2011 -
DaveX ?Apr, 2011 Solo As part of the horseshoe route in amazing spring weather.
As part of the horseshoe route in amazing spring weather.
masmith 13 Mar, 2011 -
HIGHTOWER 19 Feb, 2011 Solo dnf Didn't finish cos we had to back rope a man with suspected sprained ankle off the hill.
with williamsd79, Ollie Jefferson
Didn't finish cos we had to back rope a man with suspected sprained ankle off the hill.
with williamsd79, Ollie Jefferson
static266 ??, 2011 Solo O/S
Gaffalynch ??, 2011 -
danieleaston ??, 2011 Solo
aware 20 Nov, 2010 Solo rpt
mheyes101 6 Nov, 2010 -
dr_stash 6 Nov, 2010 -
Hidden 6 Nov, 2010 -
Tiddles09 11 Sep, 2010 - Got to top in less than 2hr from the car park, nothing hard bit more dificult in rainy conditions
with Alex Charlesworth
Got to top in less than 2hr from the car park, nothing hard bit more dificult in rainy conditions
with Alex Charlesworth
Hidden 2 Sep, 2010 Solo rpt
AC ?Sep, 2010 -
Hidden ?Aug, 2010 -
Kinge ?Aug, 2010 Solo O/S
with Stopsy
with Stopsy
Stopsy ?Aug, 2010 Solo
with Kinge
with Kinge
Hidden 17 Jul, 2010 Solo O/S
A Reid 5 Jun, 2010 -
MH123 31 May, 2010 -
Hidden 9 May, 2010 -
birbeck 15 Apr, 2010 Solo
Yetiyare 12 Apr, 2010 Solo
aipattison 12 Apr, 2010 Solo Climbed through the sunrise. Beautiful!
Climbed through the sunrise. Beautiful!
Rachel Kingham 17 Mar, 2010 - Part of extended horseshoe: PYG inn, over The Horns, Crib Goch etc. Gallt y Wenallt and back to PYG inn.
Part of extended horseshoe: PYG inn, over The Horns, Crib Goch etc. Gallt y Wenallt and back to PYG inn.
marc1967 ??, 2010 Solo O/S
Ralfy 20 Dec, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Dec, 2009 -
Hidden ?Nov, 2009 Solo
mysterion 7 Oct, 2009 -
Hidden 24 Sep, 2009 Lead
Hidden 24 Aug, 2009 -
Hidden 14 Aug, 2009 -
Hidden 14 Aug, 2009 -
Rich Kay ?Jul, 2009 -
with Admiral Steel, Mr Neil, DH
with Admiral Steel, Mr Neil, DH
wonderwoman 24 Jun, 2009 Solo O/S Not helped by another walker following us (who didn't know the way), and who kept telling us how scared other people got at the start of the crib goch ridge (he eventually scared himself into turning back!)
with climbingrev
Not helped by another walker following us (who didn't know the way), and who kept telling us how scared other people got at the start of the crib goch ridge (he eventually scared himself into turning back!)
with climbingrev
gingerbex 19 Jun, 2009 Solo O/S With Dave E
with Sarah Helliwell
With Dave E
with Sarah Helliwell
jamesminshall 4 May, 2009 Solo
Rich Kay ?May, 2009 Solo
with Dave G
with Dave G
bentawney7 19 Apr, 2009 Solo
with Father Tawney
with Father Tawney
Matt Smith 24 Mar, 2009 Solo O/S
bigrob 21 Mar, 2009 Solo
with andy mcenzie, charlie key
with andy mcenzie, charlie key
birbeck 2 Jan, 2009 -
with Louise
with Louise
Neil Metcalfe101 2 Jan, 2009 - -9c am at hut but crib goch had frost free path. Miners & pyg tracks were trecherous with frozen drainage
with Allan Mac & John (treeminkies)
-9c am at hut but crib goch had frost free path. Miners & pyg tracks were trecherous with frozen drainage
with Allan Mac & John (treeminkies)
Hidden ?Dec, 2008 Solo rpt
asmith37 15 Nov, 2008 Solo
jack99 22 Sep, 2008 -
will.grange ?Jul, 2008 -
with Carley Friedrich
with Carley Friedrich
Chris Manasseh 25 May, 2008 -
DH 16 May, 2008 Solo
Hidden ?May, 2008 Solo
quirky ??, 2008 -
jimorothy ?Nov, 2007 Solo Repeat in terrible fog trying to get photos for Europe's High Points.
Repeat in terrible fog trying to get photos for Europe's High Points.
Hidden 2 Feb, 2007 -
GazE83 ??, 2007 Solo
The Mountain Goat ??, 2007 Solo
Hidden 14 Oct, 2006 Solo O/S
mountainbagger ?Aug, 2006 Solo A good choice of lines, though probably picked badly as it seemed a tad loose. Nice warm up to the main traverse.
with Mrs Mountainbagger
A good choice of lines, though probably picked badly as it seemed a tad loose. Nice warm up to the main traverse.
with Mrs Mountainbagger
Hidden ?Aug, 2006 Solo O/S
Hidden 22 Jul, 2006 -
Hidden 30 Jun, 2006 Solo
wolf.leeb ??, 2006 Solo O/S
Matt Harmon ??, 2006 Solo O/S
mountainmumoftwo ??, 2006 -
with Nikki Ward Turner
with Nikki Ward Turner
Mike Peacock 19 Nov, 2005 -
Hidden 18 Aug, 2005 -
crispy 6 Aug, 2005 Solo
TRNovice 30 Jul, 2005 Solo O/S
with Jenn
with Jenn
Hidden 14 Jul, 2005 -
Hidden 29 Mar, 2005 -
Hidden 26 May, 2004 -
Hidden ?May, 2002 -
Harry Ellis ?Feb, 2002 Solo
victim of mathematics 20 Oct, 2001 Solo O/S
Rich Kay ?Sep, 2000 Solo
Hidden ??, 2000 -
Hidden 6 Sep, 1999 Solo O/S
lithos ??, 1999 -
with all sorts
with all sorts
Hidden 2 Sep, 1998 Solo O/S
crossdressingrodney 13 Aug, 1998 Solo O/S
jimorothy ?Jul, 1998 Solo
with Rachel Crolla
with Rachel Crolla
Hidden ??, 1997 -
Dohnny_Jawes 1 Aug, 1995 Solo O/S
Dohnny_Jawes 5 Jan, 1995 Solo
Dohnny_Jawes ?Jan, 1995 Solo O/S
Dohnny_Jawes ?Jan, 1995 Solo O/S
Dohnny_Jawes ?Jan, 1995 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 1995 Solo O/S
Hidden 10 May, 1992 Solo
Hidden 18 Apr, 1992 Solo
Stuart S 13 Jul, 1984 -
with Marilyn Stronach, Euan Stronach, Fraser Stronach
with Marilyn Stronach, Euan Stronach, Fraser Stronach
deepstar ?Feb, 1983 Solo
with Andy Wooley, Dave Harding
with Andy Wooley, Dave Harding
nigehughes ?May, 1982 -
with Chris Summerfield, Pete Birtwistle
with Chris Summerfield, Pete Birtwistle
steve prior ?Jun, 1980 -
Hidden ??, 1980 Solo
babymoac ??, 1977 -
paul59 29 Jun, 1974 Solo
with Jim White
with Jim White
Iain Thow ?Jun, 1974 Solo With school Welsh 3000s trip. Stunning sunrise from Bwlch Moch.
With school Welsh 3000s trip. Stunning sunrise from Bwlch Moch.
leland stamper ?May, 1974 -
alpboy57 ?Apr, 1972 -
with KES
with KES
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Style of ascent
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DWS
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