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AdamTurnerRain all day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2012


A steep slog up the scree slope and then a steep slog down again!
Posted Jul 8, 2012 3:12 pm

markhallamTwo ascents  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1971


First time was at a guess in summer 1971 - after a traverse of the Carnedds.
Second time - OMG - 30 years later after doing a rock-climb on the back of one of the Carnedds and then continuing along the ridge to Pen Yr Ole Wen - and then the long descent to Ogwen.
Posted Feb 28, 2012 3:19 pm

AndyWhaleyOgwen Cottage  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009


An enjoyable climb from Ogwen Cottage. Went onto the Carnedds after.
Posted Aug 6, 2010 4:47 am

BaarbWow!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2004


Can't believe there's actually a page for this! Climbed this while heading for Carnedd Llywelyn though the weather turned bad and we headed back down figuring we'd do it another time when we'd get some views. Love this area, very much miss it!!!
Posted Aug 11, 2009 8:23 am



Attempted to ascend this and take in Dafydd and Llewelyn too, but in terrible conditions and visibility on Dafydd had to ascend.
Posted Jun 28, 2009 7:07 am

Big BennEasier Way Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008

Big Benn

Went up from the Ogwen Valley via the easier east route, thus avoiding the very steep frontal route that makes most people curse like mad! Boggy in parts and some scrambling. Saw sod all on the summit or from the ridge onto Carnedd Llewellyn and back down as it was very bad day for weather. Still a very nice walk.
Posted Feb 20, 2009 7:08 am

daveyboyLovely Clear Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006


Done this summit from the Ogwen Valley then on across the ridge to the Dafydd and Llewelwyn. Returned via the ridge east of the great reservoir above the Ogwen Valley. Crystal clear weather with views for miles even as far the Lakes and Isle of Man...!
Nice for the weather to be like that as its a heck of a drive from Kent.
Posted Oct 16, 2008 10:20 am

igneouscarlKiller on the knees  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008


Climbed several times, the latest on way past Carnedd Dafydd on way down to the Ogwen Cottage (for a hamburger) and the descent is even worse on the knees than the way up. Then headed up the walkers ridge on Y Garn.
Posted Aug 31, 2008 6:44 am

Andy_HornungA few times  Sucess!


Most memorable ascent being as part of the Welsh 3000s when we were entertained by an inappropriately dressed young lady (open toes and heels with combat dress!)descending the entire slope to Ogwen on her backside, shouting at her hapless companion (husband presumably) all the way. I suspect he has never been allowed to forget that day out, if they ever spoke again afterwards.
Posted Jul 18, 2008 12:38 pm

DrJonnieA misty day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 1982


The start of a short tour of the Carneddau with Colin, Ken, Andy and Andy's daughter. No views at all from the summit.
Posted May 10, 2008 8:01 am

rivenPart of the 3000  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007


Long day out!
Posted Apr 20, 2008 11:12 am

mountainmanmarkPen Yr Ole Wen  Sucess!


Having lived in North Wales I've climbed this a number of times including a couple of 14 peak round trips. This is the mountain that stands out for having the wettest day I have ever climbed in, severe thunder storms and I like the fact you are straight into the climb. Pinnacle Ridge is ok
Posted Jan 21, 2008 6:43 am

CharlesSteep  Sucess!


Yes it´s a bugger!
Posted Oct 15, 2007 8:26 am

NanulsSteep!  Sucess!


Climbed this as a much longer walk over Snowdonia, it looks like nothing on the map, but damn is it steep!
Posted Apr 26, 2007 5:12 am

Nigel LewisHell of a slog down aswell  Sucess!

Nigel Lewis

Descended to Cwm Ogwen after a long day. That was hard on the legs too!

Posted Apr 18, 2007 6:47 pm

tphubbardIt always rains...  Sucess!


when I climb this hill for some reason. Still like it though.
Posted Feb 1, 2007 12:05 am

Dan Baileynow thats...  Sucess!

Dan Bailey

...a b*stard of a slog up from Ogwen
Posted Jul 20, 2006 10:00 am

mountainmanjohnWet One  Sucess!


Did this from the carpark with Mark Rapley leading the way, then made a day of it, bagging many tops in the cloud, finishing the other end of Lyn Ogwen. The only thing was it rained as only Wales knows how.......all day. But for some reason it was still great!
Posted May 12, 2006 12:54 am

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