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[Not the best photo but shows the route., 2 kb]The north-east ridge of Foel Goch. The Scrambles in Snowdonia Guide calls it a "thoroughly nasty scramble" and says "only those experienced in dangerous terrain should consider an ascent, and they would be wise not to bother". Follow the sharp-edged but grassy lower ridge to the notch below the steepening. Exit this up a very exposed knife edge with suspect rock, the crux at the top and not much in the way of runners or belays (or attempt to outflank the crux via loose ground to the right). Follow the easier-angled but still-loose ridge to the summit.

Ticklists: Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton.

Photo: Not the best photo but shows the route. © Ian Archer
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I disagree with the guidebook's disparaging remarks - it was a great adventure but definitely one to avoid if you're after solid rock and safe scrambling! We made a detour from a walk from Carnedd y Filiast to Y Garn to climb this so missed most of the easier-angled low ridge. The crux is spectacularly exposed with an exciting finish involving handfuls of grass. The remainder is straighforward but loose and grassy.
Andrew Barker - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Skippy

On a misty day
Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/88 with Tony Green

Direct up rock rib from notch, scary and delicate last step
Iain Thow - Solo - Jun/77

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