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Best guide for Snowdonia climbs and scrambles?

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 Greasy Prusiks 15 Jul 2021

Anyone got any advice for a guide that broadly covers Snowdonias climbing and scrambling highlights? We'll mostly be climbing but would like the topos for some of Tryfans scrambles etc. 

Cheers

 galpinos 15 Jul 2021
In reply to Greasy Prusiks:

The traditional option is the Steve Ashton guide, the OG, as it were.

My favourite option is the Garry Smith guide, lovely tactile book with feels quite personal.

Then there is the new Rockfax, which is the newest and probably the most comprehensive.

Edit: totally missed the climbing part! Sorry. I'd get Garry Smith and North Wales Rock.

Post edited at 12:11
 Greasy Prusiks 15 Jul 2021
In reply to galpinos:

Thanks! I'll have a look at the Garry Smith. 

Does North Wales Rock cover any scrambles? Bristly Ridge etc?

In reply to Greasy Prusiks:

> Does North Wales Rock cover any scrambles? Bristly Ridge etc?

North Wales Rock doesn't have any scrambles in it.

The most scrambles (and walks) are in the Snowdonia Mountain Walks and Scrambles Rockfax.
https://rockfax.com/climbing-guides/books/snowdonia-mountain-walks-and-scrambles/

The most climbs are in North Wales Climbs Rockfax
https://rockfax.com/climbing-guides/books/north-wales-climbs/

The scrambles and climbs are also part of the North Wales Climbs package in Rockfax Digital which means they are displayed together there. 
More info here - https://rockfax.com/climbing-guides/about-rockfax-digital/

Also worth noting that Rockfax publications and Rockfax Digital are integral to supporting UKC and UKH.

Alan

Post edited at 17:21
 Philip 15 Jul 2021
In reply to galpinos:

Which Steve Ashton guide - the 100 classic climbs North Wales? Does that have scrambles? I didn't think so.

 LakesWinter 15 Jul 2021
In reply to Philip:

The Steve Ashton scrambles in Snowdonia guide. Classic.

In reply to LakesWinter:

You can't do much better than the Steve Ashton guide, and it's witty with it.

 Mike Peacock 16 Jul 2021
In reply to Greasy Prusiks:

Depends how far from Tryfan you plan to roam. The Climber's Club Ogwen guide covers climbs and scrambles, including some nicely obscure scrambling routes.


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