Snowdon – Ranger path condition???
I know late last year there were a few threads on extensive maintenance work starting on the Rangers path with big boulder bags flown in and actually dropped on the path itself rather than by the side.
Anybody been up/down it recently? Is it rideable? Is it still as good as it was?
Will be doing Snowdon in a few weeks from Llanberis and don’t really want to do the straight up and down using the tourist path. When the Rangers path is usually so much better.Posted 3 years ago
just bookmarking this.
There was also contact info for someone responsible for planning the work if I remember correctly.
Will be visitting again before 1st of May and would appreciate knowing if Rangers is unobstructed yet.
Another option for you Rik is Rhyd Du. It’s quite a good descent but very exposed and thus weather dependent.Posted 3 years ago
Thought about ‘Rhyd Du’ but it doesn’t look that easy to link from a llanberis start more from the Lake in the next valley over the Pass?
Don’t do twitter but Surely somebody must have been recently?
Doubt any winter conditions will last as it’s supposed to be 13c this weekendPosted 3 years ago
I’d assumed the work would have stopped for Winter, but the pic of people working on Llanberis side suggests otherwise.
Please could a suitably capable twitterer ask her what the current state of the work on the Ranger Path is and when it’s planned to be complete. Also, are the bags of stone which have been flown in still on the path?Posted 3 years ago
if you come down rhyd du just ride along the road to the bottom of the rangers, pedal up the zig zags to the telegraph valley turn off then down telegraph to llanberisPosted 3 years ago
If i remember from looking at the os map there is a split near the bottom of rhyd du which means less road work gmtbguidingSubscriber
Was winter climbing on Snowdon on tuesday – the top few hundred metres are snow and ice and ill-prepared walkers are getting hurt… This will melt eventually.
To link Rhyd Ddu with Llanberis, either go down the Ranger then push/carry (1/2 hr) over Bwlch Maesgwm and down Telegraph Valley, which is great singletrack as long as you can bunny hop drainage channels.
Or ride the road up to Waunfawr and climb over Bwlch y Groes and descend into Llanberis. You can stop and play in the slate quarries on the way if you pump your tyres up hard!Posted 3 years agosideshowMember
Does the ranger’s comment on having to walk/carry the zigzags apply to only the bottom zigzags which you wouldn’t use anyway if descending telegraph? And not the ones high up?
Also not a very helpful comment as it depends on who ‘you’ is (and to use a technical term, how much you can shred the gnar)… some idea of what obstacles are actually on the trail that led to this opinion would be helpful I guess.Posted 3 years agoshamusMember
Rode it yesterday, only a 50m section which looked dull anyway that we cut off to avoid bags. Bloody amazing, burly (at the start) and intense descent! first time up there and was blown away by it (and once by the 50mph winds)!
If it’s windy, on the first open section you reach after the rocky bits from the top, watch the cross wind as the ridge to your right sort of ends, lifted me off the bike and the trail and did the same to almost all the group despite we waving them down to below walking pace!Posted 3 years agowoodsmanMember
Rode it Saturday. Pretty good I would say, the top in good condition – gnarly! The first Telegraph section was excellent, the last bit was a bit splashy but all in all can’t grumble. When I say can’t grumble…..not sure if the climb up Llanberis would be something I’d do again – ticked off the list though!Posted 3 years ago
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