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Welsh 3000s: Leg 1 - Snowdon Alternate Route

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7.0 mile 11.3 kilometer point to point
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Ascent: 2,583' 787 m
Descent: -3,430' -1,045 m
High: 3,485' 1,062 m
Low: 358' 109 m

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Avg 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.

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The first leg of the Welsh 3000s route. This is the "alternative" route that starts at Pen-y-Pass and ascends Crib Goch first, before descending down into Nant Peris. There are three legs in total.

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Parking at Pen-y-Pass fills up very early. If you're doing all three legs of the 3000s, you'll need to start very early anyway.

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The Welsh 3000s has three legs. This route covers the first one.

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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Scrambling along the ridge towards Crib Goch.
Nov 4, 2018 near Llanberis, GB

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