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Introduction to scrambling course Eryri (Snowdonia)

By 27th July 2020November 17th, 2022Scrambling, Summer


An introduction to scrambling course in Eryri (Snowdonia) is the perfect way to get into this exciting aspect of mountaineering and climbing.

With the exception of a couple of parts of Scotland, the scrambling available in Eryri (Snowdonia) is generally the best in the whole of the UK. That in turn, has its roots in the geological history of Eryri. Ancient volcanic activity, millions of years of erosion and finally glaciation have created sharp rocky peaks and ridges. This really is a paradise for scramblers.

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We also run scrambling courses in the Lake District and on the west coast of Scotland.

Introduction to Scrambling Course in Eryri (Snowdonia)

Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor - Snowdonia, Lake District, Yorkshire, Peak District and Scotland

The Cannon on the North Ridge of Tryfan

Our introduction to scrambling course in Eryri (Snowdonia) will most likely take place on one of north Wales’ brilliant Grade 1 scrambles. Most people find that mountaineering equipment such as ropes are not necessary on these routes. This is particularly true of a narrow ridge. So we don’t usually expect to teach you rope work on a course like this. On a beginners’ scrambling course the emphasis is much more on confident but controlled movement, with good technique and balance. However, a good eye for spotting the best route and good judgement about conditions are both essential. In the future, you will need to decide if the route you are on is suitable for your group in the prevailing conditions. For example, how strong a wind would make it unsafe to do a route like this?

Scramblers ascending Sinister Gully on Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fach, during an introduction to scrambling course

Sinister Gully on Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fach

On an introduction to scrambling course in Eryri (Snowdonia) you could very well find yourself on the north ridge of Tryfan or on Bristly Ridge. Bristly Ridge is on Glyder Fach and is often done as a continuation to the North Ridge of Tryfan. Starting from the saddle, or bwlch, that separates Tryfan from Glyder Fach, Bristly Ridge is probably the next ‘must do’ Grade 1 scramble after the North Ridge of Tryfan.