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Name:Craig Fach
Hill number:2032
Height:608.75m / 1997ft
Parent (Ma):1963  Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Snowdon
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Glaslyn, Catchment Boundaries, Seiont
Watershed:Cardigan Bay
Class:Simm, Dewey
Grid ref:SH 63498 55252
Summit feature:top of large sloping rock
Col:569m  SH633552  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Survey:Leica SmartRover 1200
Survey of Craig Fach and Mynydd Graig Goch.doc
Comments:Confirmed as sub-2000ft. See Database Notes
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  • aka Craig y Moch

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 255 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Pen Y Pass with Traceyderrymark17/08/2019
Craig Fach, Snowdon, Foel Goch, Foel Gron, Moel Eilio, Cefn-dukeithouk28/04/2019
Snowdon Traverse to Yr Aran/ Rhyd DduN.Morters09/04/2019
From Pen-y-Pass: Craig Fach, Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) and Snowdon. Back via the Pyg Track. Very misty, steamy day with some rain after weeks of hot sun. Ascent 1269 metres.Lazylizzie12/07/2018
From Carnedd Ugain, taking the Pyg Track down to Bwlch y Moch, then path east up to the summit. Onwards to Clogwyn Pen Llechen. Solo.Man of Kernow110/07/2018
Start ~ Pen y Gwryd Hotel. Took the path up to Pen y Pass then the Pyg Track to Bwlch y Moch. Rained all morning. With Wombourne.steve hudson20/06/2018
Parked at The Pen y Gwryd and walked up to Pen y Pass then followed the Pyg Track to Bwlch y Moch then final ascent to Craig Fach summit. Steady rain and strong wind all the way. Returned the same route to climb Carnedd y Cribau. With SH.wombourne20/06/2018
WELSH 3000's Started 03:30 in the Pen-y-Pass CP with GAVIN SIMPSON and DAVE FOWLER > Craig Fach > Crib Goch (3028) > Crib y Ddysgl (3495) > Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa (3560) > (Nant Peris) > Elidir Fawr (3031) > Y Garn (3107) > Glyder Fawr (3284) > Castell y Gwynt (3189) > Glyder Fach (3262) > Tryfan Far South Peak > Tryfan (3010) > (Llyn Ogwen) > Pen yr Ole Wen (3209) > Carnedd Dafydd (3425) > Carnedd Llewelyn (3491) > Yr Elen (3156) > Foel Grach (3200) > Garnedd Uchaf [Carnedd Gwenllian] (3035) > Foel-fras (3097) > finished 22:30 SH73164 66324 29 miles - 14300 ft ascent (19 hours)Mark A Hartry02/06/2018
Up and down from the YHA before breakfast. Okay, before second breakfast.Eddie10/01/2018
Much snow.jrj11/12/2017
From Pen y PassJamesD197213/11/2017
Via the Pyg Track from Pen Y Pass, en route to SnowdonDanMaisieBex04/11/2017
snowdon horseshoe craig fach, crib goch, crib y Ddysgl, snowdon, y Lliweed, y Lliweed east top, Lliweed bach, from pen y pass.robertphillips05/08/2017
Birthday ascent with Catriona taking in Craig Fach (nice alternative to lower pyg track and my last Welsh Simm) on a warm humid day with a few odd spots. Came down the Llanberis path with a stop for a cup of tea at Halfway House - all very civilised.SS21/06/2017
Solo. Nipped off to do this on a trip to Snowdon while Howard and Susan took a rest at the col.Aimless Rambler31/05/2017
WELSH 3000's Started 03:30 in the Pen-y-Pass Youth Hostel with GAVIN, KEVIN, JOE, CARL and DUNCAN > Craig Fach > Crib Goch (3028) > Crib y Ddysgl (3495) > Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa (3560) > (Llanberis Station CP two members of the group ended up in Rhyd-Ddu !!!! 2 hours lost looking for them) > Elidir Fawr (3031) > Y Garn (3107) > Glyder Fawr (3284) > Castell y Gwynt (3189) > Glyder Fach (3262) > Tryfan Far South Peak > Tryfan (3010) > (Llyn Ogwen) > FAILED at 18:00 demoralized to continue we would have finished in the dark - 18 miles - 9700 ft ascent (14:30 hours) try again next year!Mark A Hartry05/05/2017
Up from Pyg track and back. Parked down the valley and walked up.Alex1759513/04/2017
Parked in the Nant Peris P&R car park (£2.50 for 4 hours) & used the shuttle service up to Pen-y-pass provided by CK Cabs (Very reasonable rates) – Pyg track up to Bwlch y Moch & then good path up to summit rock. Final England & Wales Simm, 41 years after the first. (PM)gerrybowes11/04/2017
Pen y pass car park full at 8.30. Took taxi/minibus up from Nant Peris car park. An easy raid up the Pyg track of 1 hour 40 minutes with GB. Final English/Welsh Simm. It took 62 years.bolton11/04/2017
Craig Fach, Crib Goch, Crib Y Ddysgyl, Snowdon, Y Lliwedd, Y Lliwedd East Top and Lliwedd Bach. From Pen Y pass.Alunrees3306/04/2017
From Pen y Pass, Pyg track.clivevilla02/10/2016
Craig Fach on it's ownronaldo33328/09/2016
detour off Snowdon horseshoe walkunderhill04/06/2016
Start of horseshoe from pen y pass. Quick up & down from pyg track at start of Crib Goch path.mart079714/05/2016
En-route up SnowdonMarkGD09/05/2016
Pyg Track from Pen-y-pass until on W side of Craig Fach then up to it. Then dropped down steeply to round NE end of Llyn Llydaw and drop down steeply again to cross Miners Track for Clogwyn Pen Llechen and back to Pen-y-pass. Our final hills of the hols before departing N Wales for home.jonglew20/09/2015
As for Snowdonisabelle06/09/2015
Evening ascent in fine weather with Arlowychwood31/07/2015
From Pen-y-pass, short diversion on way to Crib Goch.agentmancuso15/07/2015
After failing to do Crib Goch.andy6308/06/2015
From the PYG track. Very windy. Having paid a fiver at the PyP car park, also did Clogwyn Pen Lechen & Moel Berfedd.ngthack15/01/2015
There's a path leading to the top from the PYG track, just opposite the path to Crib Goch. Made the short diversion with my 6 year old daughter on the way up Snowdon.Herbert Anchovy25/07/2014
did the horns from the miners path onto the pyg trackAristotle Chip16/07/2014
Summit no. 1 on another epic from Pen Y Gwyrd hotel to Llanberis via Crib Goch and Snowdon.Had my customary Cappuccino at the cafe at the Pen Y Pass before heading off on the Pyg track but I climbed from there up a gully to access the Craig Fach ridge and from there easily located the summit with its lovely red tinged sloping rock. Beautiful views across the Pen-y-pass. I continued on the track leading back onto the Pyg track at the intersection with the Crib Goch path.Dazingdale08/07/2014
Parked at Pen Y Gwryd as the Pen Y pass car park was full. Up Crib Goch, Crib Y Ddysgyl, down the PYG track and over Craig Fach.AlunRees3101/06/2014
From Pen y Pass. Pyg track - a few hundred metres from the track.destaylor20/04/2014
On the descent of snowdon via the PYG track. At Bwlch Y Moch went on to Craig Fach and over the Horns before rejioning the Miner's track and returning to Pen Y Pass.Nose08/01/2014
Parked at Pen-Y-Pass car park up Miners Track to Snowdon, then Crib Y Ddysgl back along Pyg Track and Craig Fach.Jacqdaw11/09/2013
Detour from Pyg track on way down from Snowdon, just by ladder stiles. Faint path to summit rock. Great views across Llydaw. Quiet here, not many people do this detour (just Dewey baggers I assume)Hillsidenick11/09/2013
Part of a walk back from Snowdon summit.Simon04/09/2013
From Pen-Y-Pass via the Pyg Track, nice stop off on Craig Fach for some good views. v hot & busy for a friday. Onto Snowdon then down the South ridge-Allt Maenderyn & Cwm Llan for a cooling dip in the river, back to Bethania.apricorum05/07/2013
Snowdon HorseshoeNigelM11/09/2012
Bagged as a short detour from the PYG track at the start of the Snowdon horseshoe. Good start to a great day :)HillboBaggings30/07/2012
As part of Snowdenwill8914/07/2012
Passed this many times yet never took the simple detour from Bwlch y Moch. Finally did it on my way up the Pyg for a wildcamp on Yr Wyddfa summit. The views up the cwm were tantalising.Jake99425/06/2012
Completed on a walk from Deinolien to Carnedd y Filliast to Glyder Fach - Crib Goch to Deinolien.PeterKirkwood19/05/2012
walked with jude from Pen-y-pass over Crib Goch, Crib y drsgol and down Pyg trackRekrab04/08/2011
Climbed as part of The Snowdon HorseshoeJohnStoneham30/04/2011