Name:Crib y Ddysgl
Hill number:1964
Height:1065.3m / 3495ft
Parent (Ma):1963  Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Snowdon
County/UA:Gwynedd
Catchment:Triples, Catchment Boundaries, Glaslyn, Gwyrfai, Seiont
Watershed:Cardigan Bay
Class:Simm, Furth, Hewitt, Nuttall, High Hills of Britain,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,HHB,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:SH 61082 55158
Summit feature:rock 6m SW of trig point
Drop:74m
Col:991m  SH607548  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Crib y Ddysgl.pdf
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Notes:
  • a.k.a. Garnedd Ugain

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Tryfan North Top, Tryfan, Llechog & Garnedd Ugain from layby by Llyn Peris. Didn't pass a soul on this north ridge!TK09/05/2024
After summit of Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa, in some snow and bitter wind but lovely views; jogged back down Llanberis Path in just over an hour after this top.NorfolkPT2106/03/2024
From Pen y Pas via Crib Fach and Crib Goch. Good weather. Demanding ridge requiring concentration all of the way. Several false summits. Busy. With Duncan. Descent via Miners Track.Campbell Singer08/10/2023
Day one of Dragons Back Raceemily04/09/2023
Climbed on a detour from the Snowdon Llanberis route. Trig not in great condition. Initially reached the peak in the fog, then returned after stopping at the Snowdon station once the clouds had lifted. (didn't bother getting in the queue for the Snowdon peak)JamesA6024/07/2023
Snowdon Horseshoe with Nick and Kev.sebastiencale13/07/2023
DBR recceemily17/06/2023
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
as part of the Snowdon Horseshoealunrees4018/04/2023
With Ben on a 3-day backpack over the Welsh 3000ft peaks from Llanfairfechan to Pen-y-passalistairpooler17/04/2023
Parked on A4086, just east of the county boundary. Walked back along the road and up the permissive path to Pen y Pass. Took the PYG track to Bwlch y Moch, then followed the fence up to Craig Fach. Back to and along the PYG track up to the top of the zig zags, then right to Crib y Ddysgl, then back along the corrie rim to Snowdon. Very busy on top, with an hour's queue for the pillar. Above 800m, it was quite snowy, with those only equipped with trainers doing much sliding! From the summit headed down the steep Watkin path, which thankfully was fairly snow free. Along the west ridge of the horseshoe, visiting Y Lliwedd (W+E peaks) and Lliwedd Bach. Then down to the Miner's Track, with a quick diversion to bag Clogwyn Pen Llechen. On reaching Pen y Pass went up and over Moel Berfedd, dropping down to the A4086. 19km in total with 1400m ascent, taking me 9 hours.silverwolf_alan15/04/2023
14.4 miles, 3630ft walk. start from Beddgelert Forest carpark up Rhyd Ddu path to Snowdon then Crib Y Ddysgl and return by Rangers Path and cutting accross to Rhyd Ddu and back to Beddgelert Forest carpark.stephenbuda07/04/2023
With M - Snowdon HorseshoeFabioski03/04/2023
Crib Goch, Crib Y Ddysgl, Snowdon and Craig Fach. great day despite the clag!teamnaughtyfamjam12/11/2022
Pen-y-pas - Miner's Track - Snowdon - Garnedd Ugain - Pyg Track. W/Mark TPatrick Molloy31/08/2022
With Amelia. Rather than pay for parking we parked at the lay-by for the Nantlle Ridge and walked across to Rhyd Ddu. We took the Rhyd Ddu path to the summit. Was much quieter than some of the other routes. It was warm and sunny with great views as far as the mountains near Dublin. We saw a goat halfway up looking resplendent with horns and beard. On the summit there was a short queue. We took some photos and at my suggestion headed to Crib y Ddysgl for lunch where we had the place to ourselves while Snowdon was crowded with at least 3-400 people. We went back on the Snowdon Ranger and by the reservoir saw some Choughs. We then cut off the main path past the old workings back to the car. Time taken including lots of stops was 7 hours 50 minutes for 10.5 miles.isabelle30/08/2022
From Snowdon Ranger car park, up the main track, but taking the left fork to revisit Foel Goch to bag it as a Dewey, then along the ridge over Foel Gron to Moel Eliio. Then back tracked and over Moel Cynghorion, before re-joining the Snowdon Ranger path. A tough climb up this section in the heat of a very hot day to reach Crib y Ddysgl, then joining the long line of hikers heading for Yr Wyddfa, the Snowdon summit, but only a 10 minute queue to reach the trig. A long, nearly 9 hour, day in the heat to cover the 22km with 1700m of ascent.silverwolf_alan10/08/2022
with benGothicGeo09/08/2022
Snowdon HorseshoeJHes15/07/2022
Snowdon horseshoe. Amazing day in perfect weatherBarns15009/07/2022
Paked at Nant Peris park and ride for £5 where there is toilets and caught the sherpa bus £3 to Pen y pass. Intended to walk the full Snowdon horseshoe but it was too windy for Crib Goch, so climbed via the Miners track to the 998 point and turned right for a quick ascent of Crib y Ddysgl, continuing on from here to snowdon and around to Y Lliwedd, Lliwedd east top, Lliwedd Bach and Gallt y Wenallt, caution should be taken on descending off snowdon to the south as its very loose. Ten and half mile in Seven and half hours.WAYNE ROWLETT25/06/2022
Snowdon Horseshoe with Ao-Hin and EdIam_JoshEdwards29/05/2022
17.5k run : Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) via Garnedd Ugain.quadbarrel07/05/2022
From Pen-y-Gwryd. Up Miners' Track and down Pyg Track.welshyboyo29/01/2022
Ascended to summit following Crib Goch traverse.southern_rambler26/09/2021
Snowdon horseshoe with KFabioski16/09/2021
With VARVIPete2811/09/2021
Accompanied by granddaughter Kristy (age 10) from Pen y Pass car park, via Pyg track, then onto Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) Retured via Rhyd Ddu path, to Rhyd Ddu station car park.Westdenewalker16/08/2021
From Pen y pass car park via pyg track then went onto Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) and returned down the Rhyd ddu Path to the station car park. Accompanied by WestdenewalkerKwalkway16/08/2021
DBR recce.MGT6729/07/2021
Took the Watkin Path up to Snowdon and followed on up to Garnedd Ugain.PhoebeD16/07/2021
Beautiful sunny day, ascent via Watkin Path, over to Crib y Ddysgl for lunch, then back down the South Ridge before returning to Nant GwynantMrD16/07/2021
Much quieter and therefore nicer than Snowdon summit.David Bremner16/07/2021
Pen y Pass, Snowdon Horseshoeandrew.morel27/06/2021
Weather: Low cloud, poor visibility... Route: Watkins path ascent to Snowdon summit, then from there to Crib y Ddysgl and Llanberis path descent ... No views from the summit.R & K24/06/2021
Welsh 3000sdwjones1105/06/2021
From Pen y Pass, up the PyG track, then on to the summit of Snowdon, with Hafderrymark17/04/2021
Craig Fach, Crib Goch, Crib Y Ddysgl, Snowdon, Y LLiwedd, Y Lliwedd East top, Lliwedd Bach and Gallt y Wenallt. Absolutely glorious day :)WelshMountainGoat3802/04/2021
With Kim & Lucy. Fantastic conditions - sunny, dry and mostly light winds :-).alistairpooler11/10/2020
Crib Goch, Crib y Ddysgl, Snowdon, Y Lliwedd, Y Lliwedd East Top, Lliwedd Bachkeithouk11/10/2020
A short detour on descent of Snowdon, very quiet summit and brilliant views of Snowdon itself.JazDisney01/09/2020
South ridge to Snowdon and on then Watkin PathMark Sims24/07/2020
Parked at the roadside pay and display near Pen Y Gwyrd. Bagged as part of the snowdon horseshoe. Great weather and a great day!alunrees3719/07/2020
DB Race day 1milejunkie20/05/2020
Llanberis falls through Cwm Dwythwch west side of Llyn Dwythwch, ridge between Cwm yr Hafod and Cesig. Moel Eilio, Foel Gron, Foel Goch, Moel Cynghorion. Snowdon Ranger Path to Snowdon, Crib-y-Ddysgl, along the north ridge above Cwn Glass to Llanberis Path. Along the ridge to Llechog. Down Llanberis Path ridge.ByronHaywood18/11/2019
Sunset run up Snowdon Ranger and down Llanberis path. Only a few people at the summit - perfect conditions.twg2717/09/2019
On the way from Crib Goch then on to Snowdon. Headed south in the afternoon to do Cadair Idris. Lovely clear morning but cloud setting in and wind getting up by the time we reached SnowdonMysteriousSue21/07/2019
Climbed Crib Goch on the way to Snowdon's summit, via Crib y Ddysgl. Scorchingly hot day across the rest of the country but pleasantly warm and cloud covered with a nice breeze in Snowdonia.Cap_Thunderbolt29/06/2019
Went up Snowdon via Crib with friends, lovely day with great views.Buckleymon21/05/2019
After work run up Maesgwm, Ranger path to Crib Y Ddysgl then down Llanberis path.Claireb 15/05/2019