Course type
Nearest town
Fri – Mon (3 days scrambling)

Introduction to scrambling weekend in Snowdonia

The Mountains of North Wales – (Hard/Strenuous)

If you have ever wanted to try some of the classic grade 1 scrambles in the iconic mountains of Snowdonia then this weekend is for you.

About the North Wales introduction to scrambling course

We will travel on the 3.00pm ferry from Dublin port on the Friday and return on the 8.00pm sailing on Monday evening, getting back into Dublin around midnight.

We stay in the village of Llanberis, in a self catering guest house in shared rooms.

This weekend is run with a ratio of 1:6 to ensure maximum attention for each client.

At no time will we be using ropes, harnesses or climbing techniques.

(Please note that the weather in the mountains can be very unpredictable, and therefore it may be necessary to alter the itinerary to take account of this.)


 Day 1 – an introduction

We’ll start with a look at scrambling techniques, movement skills and safety on rock steps, ridges and in descent, as we warm up on some relatively easy rock. We will also look at scrambling grades and scrambling specific guide books.


Days 2 and 3– Scrambling

We’ll progress our skills as we take on some of the best grade 1 scrambling Wales has to offer. Specific routes will be chosen on the day, depending on the weather, but possible routes include the Gribin ridge, Tryfan north ridge, Y Gribin, or Crib Goch, (for an experienced group only).

MEETING POINT Dublin Tourist Office, Suffolk Street, 2.00pm Friday
RETURN TIME To Dublin approx. midnight the following Monday
EQUIPMENT Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential – without these items you will regrettably be excluded from participating; walking trousers are advised or comfortable athletic clothing, (no jeans please); spare warm layer e.g. fleece; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are optional.
All transport to and from Dublin, including ferry crossings.
3 days scrambling with a professional mountain leader with first aid certification and full insurance.
Ferry crossing
Insights into the history, fauna and flora of the Mountains of Snowdonia.
Food and drink
Specialist hiking clothing.
Dolperis self catering guesthouse


Further reading on our blog:

Hiking and scrambling in Snowdonia – the land of the red dragon
Snowdonia – Wales’ biggest National Park

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Introduction to scrambling course