An Acrylic Fridge Magnet of Crib Goch - A Thing of Beauty
This acrylic fridge magnet of Wales Crib Goch in the United Kingdom is a beautiful souvenir to be treasured. Located in the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, Wales, Crib Goch is described as a knife-edged arete, which also means red-comb in the Welsh language. The name probably owes its origin to the serrated ridge and the red color of some rocks in this region. The highest point on the arete is 923 meters above the sea level. To the south of the arete lie the Lakes of Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw. To the north is the Llanberis Pass. The region of Crib Goch is one of the wettest spots in the United Kingdom and records an average of 4473 mm rainfall in a year.
The Mountaineering Details of Crib Goch
All the roads leading to Crib Goch are considered mountaineering routes in winter or Scrambles in summer. The classic climb of Crib Goch from East to West leads up from the Pyg track to a "bad step" where both hands and feet are needed briefly. This is followed by an ascent to the arete and tackling of three rock pinaccles to a grassy Col at Bwlch Coch. The first part of the ridge has exposed precipices below and this leads to several fatal accidents. Owing to this, the Snowdonia National Park authority rightly calls this "not a mountain for the inexperienced". However, it is comparatively easier to access the Crib Goch's North Ridge that adjoins the main ridge. It is advisable that the walkers who access this route should possess climbing skills and climbing equipments.