Snowdonia has enough high quality scrambling to fill several weeks, so in 5 days we can select the best routes on these majestic mountains. We will mix the classic Scrambles with some lesser frequented gems that make the activity so memorable.
Warming up gently, we will ensure everyone is happy and scrambling confidently on Grade I terrain before moving on to more challenging scrambles.
We start the week at a ratio of 1 instructor to 6, but as the ground gets steeper and as our confidence increases we will decrease the ratio to 1 instructor to 2 so that everyone gets the most out of each day.
Who is it for ?
The Scrambling week is for walkers who want to discover scrambling and have a fun packed week on the best Scrambles Snowdonia has to offer.
Scrambling Week – Course Format
The exact course itinerary will be flexible to cope with weather conditions. During the course, you will cover the whole breadth of skills that are required for you to Scramble safely on Grade I, II and III scrambles including:
- How to choose a route appropriate to your skill level and weather conditions;
- How to navigate to and away from your chosen route;
- The black art of route finding;
- Basic rope work;
- Safe and efficient movement on the route;
- Abseiling and retreating from routes.
There are a huge variety of high quality routes available, possible scrambles are:
Crib Coch (Snowdon)
Probably the best known scrambling route in Wales. At Grade I, its popularity is justifiable with exciting locations steeped in high mountain atmosphere.
Crib Lem (Lech Du Spur)
A hidden gem of a route in an unfrequented part of the Carneddau, giving some delightful scrambling with stunning views finishing close to the top of Carnedd Dafydd. Grade I.
Tryfan N Ridge & Bristly ridge (Glyder Fach)
The jagged skyline ridge prominent as you drive along the Ogwen valley gives a great mountaineering day out. Classic Grade 1 scrambling with lots of variations if you want to make it harder lead via Cannon rock to the summit. Where with a jump between Adam and Eve (two stone pillars) you can claim the freedom of the mountain. A short descent to Bwlch Tryfan and the option of continuing the classic scramble to the summit of Glyder Fach via Bristly ridge.
Tryfan Bach followed by Bastow Gully Variant (Tryfan)
We start in the footsteps of the Everest 53 team, scaling Tryfan Bach (Grade III) before a walk up to and along Heather terrace gives us access to a lovely Grade II scramble up the E flank of Tryfan.
Chasm Face (Glyder Fach)
A grade 3, three star route that combines airy scrambling with a touch of caving. Pack a torch and good humour for an epically memorable day out.
Dolmen Ridge (Glyder Fach)
Another grade 3, three star route on Glyder Fach although without any caving!
Clogwyn y Person Arete (Crib-y-Ddysgl)
A grade 2/3, three star scramble that encompasses excellent climbing and a traverse of Crib Coch on the descent back into Llanberis pass.
- Location: Snowdonia
- Cost: £475 per person
- Duration: 5 days
- Ratio: 1:4 then 1:2
- Level: Intermediate
Bespoke Dates and Locations
If there are two or more of you that want the challenge and exhilaration of this course, but there are no suitable dates available or you would prefer to spend the week exploring the Scrambles of the Lake District, Please contact the office and we will arrange some dates to suit your diary.
The course will meet at 09:00 in Capel Curig in Snowdonia.
A detailed equipment list is contained in the joining instructions. Essentially, you need to be self sufficient for a day in the mountains. We will provide all the necessary technical equipment.
You certainly don’t have to be super fit to enjoy this course, and a good general fitness is quite sufficient. There is lots contained in the joining instructions to help you prepare and get the most out of the course.
This Beyond the Edge course is non-residential to allow you to select between a thermarest or 5 star hotel as you require. There are literally thousands of accommodation options in Snowdonia from uber luxurious 5 star Spa hotels to campsites and everything in between.
Popular options (apart from the club huts) nearby include The Rocks hostel and the Tyn y Coed Hotel in Capel Curig. Bryn Llewellyn Guest house in Betws-y-Coed. Youth Hostels in Ogwen, Betws y Coed, Pen-y-pass, Llanberis and Nant Gwynant and the Dol Gam camp site which benefits from being within walking distance of a pub.
If you want a hand booking something or want something special, contact the office and we will endeavour to assist.
How do I book ?
The best way is via this webpage. Choose the date from the options above and then submit your booking form and pay.
For bespoke events get in touch first so we can check diaries and if required give you a quote. Get in touch by either calling the office on 01142 631 155 or emailing us.
Does the course include accommodation ?
Not usually! We prefer to let you choose where you will be most comfortable. This may be in a tent or in a luxury hotel.
See the Accommodation options tab above for more details.
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