Scrambles In Snowdonia
There are many companies that offer scrambling in Snowdonia, many hundreds of people have either discovered the joys of the sport or enjoyed the wide variety of routes that Snowdonia offers.
What is Scrambling?
Scrambling is that grey area between walking and climbing. Hands are used a lot but vertical sections are fairly short. A good head for heights is needed but hand and foot holds abound. Scrambling needs special skills and care, but is adventurous and exciting. Scrambling is fun! If you are keen on doing scrambling we recommend reading this fantastic book that will teach you the basics and covers all the top locations in Snowdonia as well.
Enjoyment and Instruction
When you book a scrambling weekend in Snowdonia, usually after settling down and meeting your weekend companions over dinner on your first evening, you will practice a few knots and techniques in the comfort of your accomodation.
The next day you’ll get the chance to try them out on real rock for we’ll be out on enjoying Snowdonia’s rugged buttresses, ridges and gullies. Here your qualified and sympathetic instructor will aim to give you a good grounding in the basic techniques of scrambling as well as ensuring that you have a great time.
Fitness and Experience
Scrambling is not for those new to mountain walking so we recommend some prior hill experience, a good head for heights and a reasonable level of fitness. But, whether you’ve scrambled before or limited your activities to more conventional mountain paths there is something for everyone in Wales.
Fun Times Scrambling on Mount Snowdon
Scrambling is Fun and this type of break is for those who want to experience something that they’d never dream of doing on their own and to enjoy scrambling in Snowdonia over their break. Rope work and route-finding will be in the hands of your instructor and you will usually be taught basic techniques throughout the day. You can also learn to lead scrambles. This type of course is for those of you who want to learn more about the rope work and so forth to enable you to tackle graded scrambles on your own so there is more emphasis on instruction. You’ll be undertaking the famous scrambles of the area organising your own protection and belays all under the beady eye of your instructor.