What's the difference between walking & scrambling and scrambling & rock climbing? It's a question I get asked all the time. OK, here goes. If you have to take your hands out of your pockets on a walk and scrabble up bits of rock you're scrambling. The difficulty of this scrambling and how much of it there is determines whether it comes within the scrambling grading system or climbing grading system, as scrambling gets harder and goes on for longer it becomes rock climbing.
Snowdonia is a great place to get a feel for scrambling. Tryfan and the Glyders are a scrambler's paradise and were made to scramble (and rock climb) on. The awesome Crib Goch-the best ridge scramble south of the border? Cneifion arete is a brilliant grade 3 of miniature alp like proportions and the mighty Lliwedd has the long and fantastic ascent of the West Peak via the Bilberry Terrace. Whatever your level of expertise or aspirations there is something for everyone in Snowdonia.
This 5 day course takes you on the very best scrambles that Snowdonia has to offer: Crib Goch, Bristly Ridge, Shark Buttress, the Clogwyn y Person Arete or Chasm Route and Jammed Boulder Gully if you like a bit of a wriggle on your scrambles. Itinerary may change due to weather conditions. Price includes guiding and use of all specialised equipment. 3 places available per course, 5 days of scrambling.
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If you've never tried scrambling before I can introduce you to good scrambling techniques and routes and if you want to move onto bigger and harder things looking at the use of a rope then I can help you reach your scrambling goal.