Name:Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa
Hill number:1963
Height:1085m / 3560ft
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Snowdon
County/UA:Gwynedd
County (CoH):Caernarfonshire [Sir Gaernarfon] (CoH)
County (CoA):Gwynedd (CoA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Glaslyn, Gwyrfai
Watershed:Cardigan Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, High Hills of Britain, Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,HHB,CoH,CoU,CoA,BL,Bg,Cm,T100
,P600,P500)
Grid ref:SH 60989 54379
Summit feature:trig point/view indicator
Drop:1039m
Col:46m  NS758782  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Survey:
Survey of Snowdon.pdf
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Notes:
  • Gwynedd (1974) administrative county top
  • Caernarfonshire [Sir Gaernarfon] historic county top
  • Gwynedd current county/UA top
  • Highest Mountain in Wales
  • a.k.a. Yr Wyddfa (The Burial Place)

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 3437 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
WalkingWild17/05/2024
gavinmcc11/05/2024
solo x2 start 10:30 rhydd ddu, arrive summit 13:07* descend via Rangers (to 300m, arrive 14:43) then reverse hike, summitting again @ 17:07. Arrive back at car 19:23Fabioski02/05/2024
16.47 from mountaineering club hut in Rhydd Ddu where staying with York Alpine Club. First person met Elderly rugged bearded Ray, local resident and volunteer National park warden.followed by four guys from Manchester, a guy and two women from different parts of London but all employees of Lush and I'm sure I could detect the strong smell of the Lush shop wafting off them even out here in the open air. Then got overtaken by couple from Milton Keynes who'd later passed me on their way down as I was still continuing my slow trudge up, into the eventual cloud. Disappointed to find summit cafe closed up. Hideous weather on the summit. Clagged in and howling a bitter gale. Two guys from Manchester posed for a summit selfie with me on this celebratory tenth ascent of Snowdon, nearly 54 years after it being my first Welsh Marilyn, four weeks after coming out of nine weeks in hospital, having miraculously survived a bellyful of 300 shotgun pellets from 9 feet across the landing 2am 28th Feb...vegibagger14/04/2024
1h50m up Llanberis Path, frozen snow on top third of mountain, sunshine and views but bitterly cold in wind, lots of people!NorfolkPT2106/03/2024
solo via Llanberis path with Tryfan north top (19858), Tryfan (19648) & Llechog (2002) fantastic winters dayFabioski06/03/2024
Cambrian Way Stage 19.Rob Rees06/03/2024
Snowdon via Llanberis path in snow. Took the path route after Clogwyn Station but saw plenty of people descending via the snow-covered blackspot on the railway line. They were in utter peril, feet above the cliffs of Clogwyn Coch, completely unprotected and many visibly terrified as they inched their way down on compacted, slippery snow in their trainers and wellies. Something more needs to be done to deter them. Came back via the NW ridge and Tryfan, very good views of the slate mine on Elidir Fawr.Barns15030/01/2024
Sarahsmith07/01/2024
drmp02/01/2024
bulric01/01/2024
DanB22/10/2023
Parked at rhyd ddu train station car park 5 or 6 pound for whole day until midnight. Up the rhyd ddu path, daily quiet, 3 hts to the top, very busy in the cafe and queue for the summit, didn't hang about, back down yhe rangers path left at 5he fords across style through old slate quarry and back to start for 7hr loop, prob could have done it in 6rs without stops. Path after rangers was rougher and boggier than expected.Tribal2er22/10/2023
Rhydd DhuDmeakin322/10/2023
T&J15/10/2023
Very windy but not as bad as Ben Nevis or Scafell Pike. Only the summit in the clouds, great visibility once we dropped down 200ft or so. Up the Miners and back down Pyg track.w1ght25/09/2023
From Llanberis, on roughly the Trail Half route with tweaks. Up Ranger, back down Llanberis.burwellian23/09/2023
With Dee, on the Llanberis Path, will return to do a different path next year.DavieRuts21/09/2023
From the Miners' Track; Lliwedd Bach, Y Lliwedd East Top, Y Lliwedd and Yr WyddfaArbie20/09/2023
Sprog09/09/2023
Day one of Dragons Back Raceemily04/09/2023
BenDraper22/08/2023
thefunkylibrarian21/08/2023
duddingl20/08/2023
Summitted via Pyg just over 2 hours, queue at summit, descent in over 3 hours via Minershyphenated16/08/2023
daveydubs8101/08/2023
Dexblack16/07/2023
Ripper_The_Jack13/07/2023
Pyg Track up, Miners Track down. Cloud on summit as we ascended but cleared just as we reached the summit. With Ben and Rory.Victor07/07/2023
We started from Pen Y Pass and went up the Pyg and down Llanberris, I feel like we were slightly ambitious having not had much practice but we made itJMB24602/07/2023
Parked opposite snowdon train station and travelled via bus (S1) to Pen y pass car park. Began ascent to summit via PYG trail from Pen y pass at c.13.30. Reached summit at c.16.50. Latte and cornflake cake at the summit. Began descent at c.17.30 via Llanberis trail arriving directly on foot to the train station car park at c.19.45. 3h20m ascent / 2h15m descent. 14°c at Pen y pass at 4°c at the summit. Advice for novices: take more food than you think necessary and 2L water per person. Take warm clothes for high altitude regardless of conditions at the bottom.JXNJP02/07/2023
ML work - Snowdon Sunrise - for Skyblue adventureslindslow02/07/2023
Climbed with Cat, all very lovely... up from Llanberis, down to Pen y PassAJH26/06/2023
ML work - Snowdon Sunrise - for Skyblue adventureslindslow18/06/2023
DBR recceemily17/06/2023
SunnyAdventures216/06/2023
jjjbeckwith28/05/2023
Ffi2423/05/2023
Recce for future Snowdon Sunrise eventslindslow21/05/2023
wcroasdell18/05/2023
From car park opposite Mountain Railway. Llanberis path. Four hours from Car Park to summit. Warm weather, nice cool breeze at the summit.M6KIO17/05/2023
littleclaret188217/05/2023
LauraHall1714/05/2023
Ascent via Rangers PathPaulKC09/05/2023
Ascent via Watkin's Path. 16.3 km with over 1km of vertical ascent! - Beautiful weatherSlopingOff09/05/2023
Parked S of Pen-y-Gwryd to avoid charges, then walked up to Pen y Pass and completed the classic Snowdon Horseshoe.welshyboyo03/05/2023
Up Miners Track, down Pyg Track. Very wet and quite foggy all day but not overly windy.muzza230/04/2023
TedCymru29/04/2023
gurney9929/04/2023
https://www.komoot.com/tour/1093284496Modestas25/04/2023