Welsh 3000s: Leg 1 - Snowdon Alternate Route
ElevationAscent: 2,583' 787 m
Descent: -3,430' -1,045 m
High: 3,485' 1,062 m
Low: 358' 109 m
GradeAvg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 92% (43°)
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“The first leg of the Welsh 3000s, starting at Pen-y-Pass. There are three legs in total.”— Alex Massey
The traditional route starts on the top of Snowdon and descends Crib Goch. We started at Pen-y-Pass and ascended Crib Goch, to avoid the downscramble. This adds a bit of distance and some ascent.
The route to the top of Snowdon is obvious. The route down from Snowdon doesn't follow a real path—you run next to the train tracks, then turn right over a stile at the end of a long wire fence, then pick your way down the gully.
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