Riding Snowdon tomorrow – any tips?
Which way are you coming down?
I’d advise tubeless, or a slime tube, and a CO2 pump so you don’t have to stand around for 10 minutes in driving hail when you fix the first pinch flat.
Apart from that, just pin it. Rangers was my favourite descent last year. I spent most of it alternating between “Aaaaaaargh!” and “Teeeheeheehee! Splat!”Posted 7 years ago
You’ll find most pedestrians happily scrambling out of the way.scottidogMember
Rangers path is amazing.
I’ll echo what 16 stone pig says about the path (or not) over the ridge back to Llanberis, we missed it and ended up pretty much at the bottom before realising. The technical section of rangers ends very obviously and the terrain flattens out. After a while you go through a metal gate and you need to climb up over a grassy back shortly afterwards. There’s just a wooden post to sign it and it’s barely visible when coming down the hill.
Don’t think your 100% safe with tubeless, those rocks are bloody sharp and put a lovely tear in my back tyre ended up having to stick a tube in!Posted 7 years agopeachosMember
Crib Gogh is the only route worth riding IMHO.
is it ridable? going up with the GF and a few mates in a few weeks and she reckons it is totally unridable, but then a mate has said that after the ridge it would be ace on the way down.
i think i’m going to have to carry my bike up there…Posted 7 years agoportlyoneSubscriber
+1 for missing the “path” to Llanberis off Rangers. There is nothing on the ground to mark the path, or indeed is it visible as such.
Knee pads would have made me braver, so would brakes that could stop me!
Rhyd-Ddu for us next time I think.
Crib Goch is cheeky?Posted 7 years agomccettMember
Pretty sure there was no sign back to Llanberis via Telegraph last time we did it… October …so def just make sure you make the right turn after the gate once Rangers flattens out – there is a bog and some flat singletrack beforehand, keep looking right for signs of trail up grassy hill. Telegraph Valley very enjoyable route back, Rangers is great descent, esp when quiet.
Some pics here… Snowdon Ride and click Snowdon Ride galleryPosted 7 years agoblandMember
We ended up looking at the telegraph track on the way up and then when we got to the start couldnt see anything that looked like a track so carried on down the Rangers to teh end, that was a big mistake indeed, the road ride back wiped me out!
Ace track the rangers indeed. Props to that chap on the DH bike (however i suspect its easier in mid just when they did it – can you ride the rangers legally in June), its a hard old descent, not one for the feint hearted, but definately worth doingPosted 6 years ago
Yes you can so it Legally anytiime its just a Voluntary Ban but we keep to it, you can do it after 1700hrs on a Summers Day which is better as its quiet.
There is a small sign pointing you to go right up a steep grassy bank, easily missed about 300yrds before you come to the Zig-Zag, hopefully this map will helpPosted 6 years ago
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