Start at Pen-y-Pass and take the Pig Track to below Crib Goch. Take the path where it branches off right. Scramble up on a choice of line until the ridge narrows and joins with the North Ridge. Here the traverse begins proper.

Ticklists: Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton, North Wales Scrambles - Garry Smith (New White Book).

Cheese Monkey 22/Apr Solo
with Ian M
Ian Miller 22/Apr Solo O/S
Claire Noble 07/Apr -
Peter Rosso 09/Jan -
mjw ??/2016 Solo
BStar 07/Nov/15 Solo rpt

Night time ascent as it was the only dry and less windy part of the weekend. No moonlight - Brilliant fun

wjcdean 07/Nov/15 -

night time ascent after terrible weather during the day cleared. planning to do teh traverse but got to the summit and turned around due to hight winds. descending required some care. good mini adventure!

Hidden 31/Oct/15 -
Martin Lilley 10/Oct/15 Solo rpt

A fun excursion picking some harder sections than the group I was escorting.

with Alpine
Icekool 10/Oct/15 Solo

seemed like a never ending scramble to my tired legs, the dreaded traverse wasn't really as bad its made out to be. Descented via Cwm Goch

Hidden 26/Sep/15 -
Hidden 26/Sep/15 -
eoinb ?/Sep/15 -
sinistercrumpet 16/Aug/15 -
Ron Rees Davies 11/Aug/15 -
with Tizz
Hidden 30/Jul/15 -
Hidden 03/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/15 -
Marktrin 23/May/15 -
Hidden 09/Apr/15 -
Hidden 08/Apr/15 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
gwynjones ??/2015 Solo
marcusdanger ??/2015 -
Dale Finnie ??/2015 Solo
Nathan Chrismas 29/Nov/14 Solo
with Becky
Phil Ingle 25/Nov/14 -
with Sarah Hassall
Puma 22/Nov/14 Solo

As part of a loop with Clogwyn Parsons Arete and finishing down the North Ridge

with Luke (YAC)
Hidden 03/Nov/14 Solo
Jonathan Storey 27/Sep/14 -
LJJ77 22/Sep/14 Solo
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Solo O/S
RuthW 06/Sep/14 Solo
Hidden 01/Sep/14 Solo
bat3man 20/Jul/14 -
pawel suhy 13/Jul/14 -
with Neil B., Claire
twem 28/Jun/14 Solo
with Ruth Riddle, Dan Faulkner, Andy Harbach
Hidden 23/Jun/14 -
Hidden 16/Jun/14 -
yelotango ?/Jun/14 Solo
Gav Parker 03/May/14 Solo
Matt88 19/Apr/14 -
maxsmith 13/Apr/14 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/14 Solo
nj.harris ??/2014 -
Kate Edhouse ??/2014 Solo O/S
Zoomer 12/Nov/13 Solo O/S
jackse 06/Sep/13 -
with Mike and Michael
SamTudor91 05/Sep/13 -
Rachael88 27/Aug/13 Solo
with Adam
BStar 27/Aug/13 Solo
with Rachael
CurlyStevo ?/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 09/Jun/13 -
Simnel 21/May/13 Solo
with Mark
dakidunn 21/May/13 Solo
with Simnel
Cheese Monkey 03/May/13 Solo
Hidden 30/Apr/13 Solo
MikeDowsett 20/Apr/13 -

In descent

with Daniela, Tigger, Pete Scott
Dan Lane 23/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Downwards. Some snow but not winter conditions.

john_p_mulcahy ??/2013 -
gordo ??/2013 Solo
cymjt ??/2013 -
Pete Sanger ??/2013 Solo O/S
Matt250 12/Aug/12 Solo
Danbow73 14/Jul/12 Solo
carl_123 10/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Oujmik ?/Jun/12 Solo
with Jyoti
MikeLell 30/May/12 Solo rpt

Descended and then ran over The Horns and down to Pen-y-Pass.

Hidden 19/May/12 Solo
BStar 01/May/12 -
james.slater 17/Jan/12 -
BestClimberEu ??/2012 Solo
Hidden ??/2012 Solo O/S
cwildblood 11/Dec/11 -
Alex.M-M. 30/Sep/11 -
CM1992 28/Sep/11 Solo
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden 10/Jun/11 Solo
Alex.M-M. 06/Jun/11 -
adam clarke 21/May/11 Solo
BenRyle 12/Apr/11 -
DaveX ?/Apr/11 Solo

As part of the horseshoe route in amazing spring weather.

masmith 13/Mar/11 -
HIGHTOWER 19/Feb/11 Solo dnf

Didn't finish cos we had to back rope a man with suspected sprained ankle off the hill.

with Dylan Williams, Ollie Jefferson
Gaffalynch ??/2011 -
static266 ??/2011 Solo O/S
aware 20/Nov/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 06/Nov/10 -
dr_stash 06/Nov/10 -
mheyes101 06/Nov/10 -
Tiddles09 11/Sep/10 -

Got to top in less than 2hr from the car park, nothing hard bit more dificult in rainy conditions

with Alex Charlesworth
dansmonkeytroubles 02/Sep/10 Solo rpt
with Paul Martin
AC ?/Sep/10 -
Kinge ?/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Stopsy
Matt1234 17/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 -
MH123 31/May/10 -
Hidden 09/May/10 -
Hidden 15/Apr/10 Solo
aipattison 12/Apr/10 Solo

Climbed through the sunrise. Beautiful!

Yetiyare 12/Apr/10 Solo
Rachel Kingham 17/Mar/10 -

Part of extended horseshoe: PYG inn, over The Horns, Crib Goch etc. Gallt y Wenallt and back to PYG inn.

marc1967 ??/2010 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Dec/09 -
Hidden 20/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/09 Solo
mysterion 07/Oct/09 -
Hidden 24/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 14/Aug/09 -
Hidden 14/Aug/09 -
Rich Kay ?/Jul/09 -
with Admiral Steel, Mr Neil, Darren H
wonderwoman 24/Jun/09 Solo O/S

Not helped by another walker following us (who didn't know the way), and who kept telling us how scared other people got at the start of the crib goch ridge (he eventually scared himself into turning back!)

with climbingrev
Hidden 19/Jun/09 -
jamesminshall 04/May/09 Solo
Rich Kay ?/May/09 Solo
with Dave G
Matt Smith 24/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Solo
Neil Metcalfe101 02/Jan/09 -

-9c am at hut but crib goch had frost free path. Miners & pyg tracks were trecherous with frozen drainage

with Allan Mac & John (treeminkies)
Hidden 02/Jan/09 -
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Solo rpt
asmith37 15/Nov/08 Solo
jack99 22/Sep/08 -
will.grange ?/Jul/08 -
with Carley Friedrich
Chris Manasseh 25/May/08 -
Hidden 16/May/08 Solo
Hidden ?/May/08 Solo
quirky ??/2008 -
jimorothy ?/Nov/07 Solo

Repeat in terrible fog trying to get photos for Europe's High Points.

Hidden 02/Feb/07 -
The Mountain Goat ??/2007 Solo
Hidden 14/Oct/06 Solo O/S
mountainbagger ?/Aug/06 Solo

A good choice of lines, though probably picked badly as it seemed a tad loose. Nice warm up to the main traverse.

with Mrs Mountainbagger
dansmonkeytroubles ?/Aug/06 Solo O/S
with Joe Harris
Hidden 30/Jun/06 Solo
franny ??/2006 -
with Nikki Ward Turner
Mike Peacock 19/Nov/05 -
crispy 06/Aug/05 Solo
TRNovice 30/Jul/05 Solo O/S
with Jenn
Hidden 14/Jul/05 -
Hidden 29/Mar/05 -
Hidden 26/May/04 -
Hidden ?/May/02 -
thegoatstroker ?/Feb/02 Solo
victim of mathematics 20/Oct/01 Solo O/S
Rich Kay ?/Sep/00 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 06/Sep/99 Solo O/S
lithos ??/1999 -
with all sorts
Hidden 02/Sep/98 Solo O/S
crossdressingrodney 13/Aug/98 Solo O/S
jimorothy ?/Jul/98 Solo
with Rachel Crolla
Hidden ??/1997 -
Hidden 10/May/92 Solo
Hidden 18/Apr/92 Solo
Stuart S 13/Jul/84 -
with Marilyn Stronach, Euan Stronach, Fraser Stronach
Hidden ?/Feb/83 Solo
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
babymoac ??/1977 -
paul59 29/Jun/74 Solo
with Jim White
Iain Thow ?/Jun/74 Solo

With school Welsh 3000s trip. Stunning sunrise from Bwlch Moch.

leland stamper ?/May/74 -
alpboy57 ?/Apr/72 -
with KES
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