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Guidebook to scrambling and climbing in Snowdonia, north Wales, UK, including scrambles in the Glyders - mostly concentrated on Tryfan, Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr - the Snowdon group, Carneddau and the Eifionydd regions. All of the 60 plus scrambles described in this guidebook lie within the northern half of the Snowdonia National Park, where the most rugged mountains are found. Northern Snowdonia naturally divides into four regions, from north to south the Carneddau, the Glyders, the Snowdon group and Eifionydd. The best scrambles in Snowdonia are in the Glyders, with the most on Tryfan, Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr. The Snowdon group also boasts many excellent routes, whereas the Carneddau and the Eifionydd regions provide only a handful. All the best scrambles are included and the range of difficulty extends from scrambly walks to the boundaries of proper rock climbing. Average fitness and a head for heights will suffice at one end of the scale, whereas nothing short of mountaineer's skill and daring will do at the other. Some routes fit neither category: scrambling over loose rock and up dripping, vegetated gullies seems to require a special cunning, for which neither hill walking nor rock climbing provides adequate preparation.
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