High Mountain Scramble

Friday 17 May, 2024

High Mountain Scramble (Grib Lem)

Grib Lem (“sharp/pointed ridge”) is situated on the northern slopes of Carnedd Dafydd. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the Ogwen Valley, this amazing grade 1 scramble really is a forgotten gem of Eryri (Snowdonia), a high quality easy ridge scramble in a stunning mountain setting that finishes on the summit of Carnedd Dafydd – 1,044 m (3,425 ft).

The route is never too difficult, with many options to choose from, and plenty of hand and footholds. And don’t forget to look back every now and then to take in the spectacular views of the ridge and valley.

The photo shows part of Grib Lem. (© Live for the Outdoors). You can see some footage on YouTube here: Crib Lem in Snowdonia

This walk is limited to 8 people. We will be car-sharing to and from Trefriw.

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:    5 – 6 miles / 8 – 9 km

Grade:  Strenuous mountain, with a long section of grade 1 scramble. Exposed in places. The height gain is over 800m and much of it is not on a path.

Suitability:  Fit and experienced mountain walkers. Participants must be used to coping with rough terrain and long days in the mountains.

Remember that it can be much colder at altitude, even in May.  Please ensure that you have good, warm, waterproof clothing, including hat and gloves, and suitable sturdy boots.

Departure time:  9:00 a.m. (car share) from Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)
Refreshments will be available in the Hall both before and after your walk. (See ‘our cafe’.)  Please stay and socialise!

Walk Leaders:  Rob Collister & Leo Scheltinga


Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk.


Booking: To book a place, please click on the Eventbrite button below (opens in a new tab).
Booking opens on 15th March.

Please ensure that you have read the booking information, terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations (card preferred, but cash accepted). More details on our funding page.


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