Guided Scrambling in North Wales

Guided Scrambling in north Wales gives you the opportunity to enjoy some of the many classic scrambles of Snowdonia.

Perhaps you are keen to try some of the easier scrambles in the quieter parts of the national park as a way of getting away from the crowds on the ‘tourist routes’, or maybe you are looking to challenge yourself and try some of the harder scrambles while someone else take care of the route finding and decision making.

If you know Snowdonia well as a walker then all of the scrambles give the opportunity to see familiar landscapes from new perspectives.

Great Grade 1's

  • Crib Goch and the Snowdon Horseshoe
  • North Ridge of Tryfan
  • Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fach
  • Crib Lem, Carnedd Dafydd

Challenging Grade 2's

  • Bastow Buttress Variant, Tryfan
  • Main Gully Ridge, Glyder Fach
  • Idwal Staircase & Continuation, Glyder Fawr

Thrilling Grade 3's

  • Cneifion Arete, Glyder Fawr
  • Dolmen Ridge, Glyder Fach
  • Parson's Nose (Clogwyn y Person Arete), Crib y Ddysgl
  • Wrinkled Tower, Tryfan

Scrambling enchainments – Cuillin Ridge / Alpine climbing preparation

We are often asked to help folk in their preparation for upcoming challenges such as a traverse of the Cuillin ridge on Skye or long alpine rock routes such as the Hornli ridge on the Matterhorn. Linking several scrambles together in one day and moving steadily and efficiently for an extended period of time in technical terrain is ideal preparation for this. Many people fail on the Cuillin traverse because they underestimate the mental tiredness that comes with having to concentrate hard on every hand and foot placement for hour after hour. If training for a such a challenge we can organise a longer day (10-15 hours) where we will link as many scrambles as possible to give a very realistic idea of the physical and mental toughness that what will be required on the day of your main objective.

For guided scrambling in north wales you should have previous hill walking experience. No previous climbing or scrambling experience is required.


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Private Bookings: Cost & booking information

Price per day.

1 person - £185

2 people - £200

Please send an email with your preferred dates and itinerary and we will get straight back to you regarding availability.

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  • Ian, many thanks for an outstanding weekend - you judged our ability perfectly and tailored the programme accordingly. We will be talking out that final pitch for a few years to come..... ~ Chas. Guided Scrambling
  • Hi Ian ! Thanks for making a great weekend for us we had a superb time in your company, really enjoyed ourselves. thanks for making up the CD for us, that's great. Looking forward to those action shots !! Would definitely be good to catch up with you again Ian .. we'll get on the case building anchors in the lounge and hopefully be up to scratch for the next time ! Karan just called me and we discussing stiff arms and shoulders but said she's dying to get up there again :-) !! ~ Rob and Karan. Intro Rock Course