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  • iolo
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    Nice, When? Did Telegraph puncture you?

    Premier Icon mintimperial
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    Good, innit? 😀

    Have they finished the work on the Ranger path yet?

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    Noted. Nice photo yesterday. My problem isn’t putting things on my to-do list it’s ticking them off !

    jedi
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    Telegraph was so fast and loads of jumping water bars.rangers was an awesome rock fest. No one punctured B-)

    jedi
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    Rode and hiked up to snowdon. Telegraph alley was fun and the rangers path descent was worth the effort for sure.if you haven’t done it,put it on your to do list

    Premier Icon monkeysfeet
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    Yup. ‘Tis good.

    jedi
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    Machynlleth today was fun too. Riding cnicht from the map tomorrow

    Premier Icon cnud
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    Rangers – That last section of rocks before it goes gravelly, some proper comedy moments on there.

    jedi
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    Machynlleth today was fun too. Riding cnicht from the map tomorrow

    _tom_
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    Has the voluntary cycling ban for Snowdon ended now then? If so I might head over to ride next week then, been wanting to ride it again for ages!

    makkag
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    Not ended just got to do it at the right time of day.

    Where in Mach did you ride Tony ? Did you get the Climach decent in ?

    maxtorque
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    Still somehow got Snowdon on my list “To Do” list. Having finally ticked off “La Varda” this year, i need to try to do The Rangers as well 😉

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    Rode and hiked up to snowdon. Telegraph alley was fun and the rangers path descent was worth the effort for sure.if you haven’t done it,put it on your to do list

    everything this man has said is true.

    Rode it a few weeks ago on a sunny weekday evening. Its about 2 hours up, one hour down doing llanberis-rangers-telegraph. Walkers all cheery. Met a few mountain bikers at the top and a walker bivi-ing out although he would have been lucky to make it through the night without being eaten by the seagulls.

    Premier Icon fathomer
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    I’m hoping to do it on a couple of weeks as the sun rises on Wednesday morning. Fingers crossed the weather is decent!

    Where’s best to park up, Llanberis?

    Premier Icon eddie11
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    Before or after the ban you can park on street in town for free.

    grum
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    Anyone going to answer mintimperial’s question? 🙂

    Absolutely love that rangers / telegraph descent.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Anyone going to answer mintimperial’s question?

    I was up there couple weeks ago and didn’t seem to have finished, they’re doing work on the very top fixed rock section too 😕

    I guess I should tick rhyd ddu off aswell at some point, how does that compare?

    grum
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    Cheers. Still worth doing? How does it compare to Warnscale?

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Cheers. Still worth doing?

    definitely

    How does it compare to Warnscale?

    fairly well, not as technical, tho there are still a couple of pretty tasty sections. Only had to walk 1 little section with a big step last time, the repair work has made a couple of the zig zags easier.
    8pm on a nice sunny evening is a great time to do it, almost walker free for us 🙂

    Premier Icon scandal42
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    I’m over that way for the 1st week in Sept but I would be on my lonesome, Is it advisable as a solo ride?

    jedi
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    Yeah rode climach trail yesterday. Did a great mapped ride from tan y grigio to garreg today.cyb now even if the cafe wouldn’t serve us food at 4-30 when we got here

    julians
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    I’m wondering if I did the same rangers path & telegraph valley as the rest of you.

    Rangers is ‘ok’, but wouldnt make a special trip back to it. Telegraph valley is just a slightly downhill smooth wide gravel path with nothing interesting about it, might as well be on a canal towpath.

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    “mapped ride” ? do you have a link or was it self sourced ? ta

    jedi
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    Self sourced.

    beicmynydd
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    Julian’s- I disagree the ranger telegraph valley is superb, what are you comparing it to?
    Did you ride the rangers path 100% without dabbing

    iolo
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    Julians, are you sure you were on the same mountain?

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Telegraph valley is just a slightly downhill smooth wide gravel path with nothing interesting about it, might as well be on a canal towpath.

    Not very technical at all, agreed, but how many towpaths do you know that descend 220m in 2.5km? Hyperbole?

    Rangers is ‘ok’, but wouldnt make a special trip back to it.

    are you one of the people who say “there’s loads better stuff in wales than snowdon” but never actually tell us where? I have only very limited experience of natural trails in wales but they’ve been pretty bloody lame compared to rangers. I know of better stuff in the lakes but llanberis is an easy(ish) up and rangers is a long varied descent, avoid the crowds and it’s pretty decent.

    dunmail
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    TV is a fast, generally non-technical, wide singletrack. There are one or two mildly technical sections but nothing that a modern bike can’t take in its stride. The main hazard is keeping your speed down when going through the old buildings and there’s a gate ahead! (there used to be, don’t know if there still is).

    It’s better than the alternative of riding round on the road from The Ranger to Llanberis though the bottom zig-zags down to the pub are nice to ride.

    jedi
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    I dont care how easy or hard the trail was. It was something we wanted to do. Sun setting on a blue bird day ride

    ooOOoo
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    ha yeah…it’s actual mountain biking 🙂

    dunmail
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    ha yeah…it’s actual mountain biking

    Exactly – it’s not been designed for mountain biking like a trail centre, it just so happens that we ride it. There’s no artificial difficulty here where you know there’s going to be one or more lines through a given section, you may shock horror! have to get off and walk. You may even have to open (and close) a gate though this might be beyond some people’s ability. Hell, you might even notice there’s a view. 🙄

    jedi
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    Riding down with the mountain glowing red as the sun set was amazing and sharing it with my mates made it special

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    Hell, you might even notice there’s a view.

    it’s wales, 50/50 chance the view will be of the inside of cloud 🙂

    ooOOoo
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    That sounds very sweet. No view when we did it as a storm closed in and the wind was pushing us uphill. Still enjoyed the bleak beauty of it though.

    julians
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    Did you ride the rangers path 100% without dabbing

    No, there were lots of dabs,I’m no mountain biking hero, just didnt think it was all that much fun.I’m not trying to say its boring, or too easy, or imply my skills are immense (they are certainly not), just didnt like it much.

    Julians, are you sure you were on the same mountain?

    I am wondering if I was.

    are you one of the people who say “there’s loads better stuff in wales than snowdon” but never actually tell us where?

    Thought llanberis down was much more fun than rangers, maybe its just not my thing. For me its not about whether a trail is hard or easy for me, its whether its fun,whether I enjoy it, didnt find rangers or TV much fun.

    Maybe Rangers was too hard for me? TV certainly wasnt too hard.

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    fair enough personal preference, sorry thought you were poo pooing all of snowdon. I’ve done trails beyond my skill level that I didn’t like and some that I really enjoyed, likewise some “easy” trails can be good others a bit meh, fun is hard to define sometimes.

    Wouldn’t mind giving llanberis a go but looks a bit tame for the most part, think it would have to be a second run down with rangers or rhyd ddu as the first, gonna have difficulty getting mates to join me in 2 ascents of snowdon tho 😯

    avoiding crowds would probably be quite difficult too.

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    I agree with julians, I much prefer the Llanberis path to the rangers. Don’t know why, just do.

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    it’s wales, 50/50 chance the view will be of the inside above of cloud

    @D0NK fify

    @jedi couldn’t agree more, re: self sourced will get the maps out the weekend and do some research with a beverage in hand. Planning a trip and want to have a couple of days riding with Snowden and Cadr Idris as part of the mix. They are on my 50 things for my 50th list.

    im really keen to tick this off. preliminarily penciled in friday oct 3rd weather permitting. probably climb up Llanberis path and descending down Rangers/TV as it my first time. tempted with the Rhyd Ddu descent but need to check out the much fabled rangers path really.

    just trying to decide whether its a drive there and back in a day job or to to stay the night before and get out nice and early? its past the curfew so thats not really an issue but still be plenty of walkers tho i imagine?

    wheres good to stay the night before? somewhere nice-ish, not after the four seasons but something comfortable would be good?

    Premier Icon mtbguiding
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    @jaffejoffer Nita’s B&B in Llanberis is always a good bet. Or if you’re wanting to start from the Ranger side, then the Ranger hostel is about as well placed as you’ll get.

    damascus
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    I rode Snowdon last November with the intention of doing the rangers path as I’d done llanberis pass before.

    The bikers I spoke to warned me off rangers as its been toned down (their words not mine)

    I could see huge white bags on the route from where they were doing work.

    On the way back down llanberris (which is awesome) spoke to a bloke pushing up who said he’d done the rangers path and it was that bad he was going back up again to do the llanberris pass just to get a good run.

    I really want to do the rangers pass but I don’t want to waste 2 hours pushing my bike up to be disappointed I didn’t do llanberris pass.

    Has anyone ridden rangers before and after the work?

    makkag
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    JaffeJoffer

    Just don’t make the same mistake i did by going up Llanberis and coming down the rangers expecting a short ride back . 16 miles with supertacky minions on after climbing and descending that even on the road took some doing

    Id not done my research and just turned up on the day !!!!

    ^ interesting post Damascus. may consider going up Llanberis, down Rhyd Ddu, up Rangers then back down Llanberis? miss out the Telegraph valley then tho 😕

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