Cadair Idris Climber's Log

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nicotouchestheskies - Dec 17, 2023 7:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2023

Cadair Idris - Minfford Path

With Nathan. First time I've failed to summit on a hike in my life. Amazing to swim in Llyn Cau. Such a beautiful lake. Had to turn back due to bad weather ( A thunderstorm ) / lack of time to get down before dark. I would've summited if i was alone but this is a really good lesson to learn that there's no shame in turning back !

seydlitz - Nov 1, 2022 2:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2022

Cadair Idris - Minffordd / Pony Path  Sucess!

Took the Minffordd path to the summit, and Pony Path back down.


MikeLJ - Feb 8, 2019 1:36 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 1989

Traverse  Sucess!

Anti clockwise traverse.


cheetah262 - Aug 3, 2014 11:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2014

Amazing views  Sucess!

Minffordd route....Tal Y Llyn lake is beautiful, such a rich dark blue....back down in time for cream tea at the Visitor's Center tea room----their scones are scrumptious! Weather was fantastic so we had the most incredible views.

conflax - Nov 7, 2012 7:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1997

Nice climb  Sucess!

Some time ago now but very nice and straightforward climb this one, walked directly from a cottage we were staying in, excellent weather too.


ajberry - Oct 27, 2012 11:53 am

Many times  Sucess!

Always a favourite.


hamishsummers - Nov 30, 2011 8:02 am

Table Direct  Sucess!

My first multi pitch lead climbing....a most enjoyable route


mills - Oct 9, 2011 3:06 am


Been up Cadair many times, best route uo Cyfrwy Arete then a quick amble to the summit! just misses out on being a 3,000ft peak, would make it interesting for the 14 peaks then :)


emmieuk - Aug 24, 2010 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2010

my first mountain!!  Sucess!

Went Up the left route...dont know what it was called but we had to climb a couple of peaks first. Came down a rather hairy and challenging foxs path but I made it :) Beautiful scenery.


daveyboy - Oct 16, 2008 10:48 am Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008

Again a great day:  Sucess!

I dont know what it is but most times I have done this summit the best of weather has always been there for me.
Did the complete horseshoe via Craig y Cau with sunshine all day except for amazing cloud formations blowing over the ridge in banks late in the day. These were very unusual as the cloud was blowing in from the north hitting the ridge and then going back in on themselves. Must of been an effect on thermals...?

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Sep 23, 2008 4:57 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 1992

Another father-son trip  Sucess!

Up the gulley behind Llyn Cau with my dad, who was then about to celebrate his 70th birthday.


Ratballs - Aug 28, 2008 11:35 pm

My first climbing experience  Sucess!

Went with my three best mates from high school--Bog, Mill, and Piotr--during my first summer break from uni. I remember we hiked in some many miles, camped illegally in the woods, drank a lot of beer, washed in streams... but of the climb itself, I remember a lake, what I would now describe as a couloir, and a windy summit packed with other hikers. I wonder what they're all doing now--my high school mates, that is, not the random hikers on the summit.


riven - Apr 20, 2008 11:00 am

My First Mountain  Sucess!

I climbed this many years ago as a scout. We camped in our bright orange force 10 tents next to the lake. Brilliant weekend away.


DrJonnie - Apr 18, 2008 7:34 am Date Climbed: Apr 19, 1998

MLTB training climax

After a night navigation exercise and an overnight bivvy at Llyn Arran, us pupils follwed our leader Hugo up the nothern slopes to the summit shelter where we stopped for a brew-up. Unfortunately the clouds were down so I've no idea what the view is like.


rockmonkey1 - Jul 11, 2007 12:38 pm

a cool place  Sucess!

been several times doing different routes, spent one cool evening climbing the cyfrwy arete with my brother (who'd just been to his graduation) and my mate olly watched the sun set over north wales with a cold beer! then stayed in the shelter, highly recommended!


Nanuls - Apr 25, 2007 10:25 am

Route Climbed: All over  Sucess!

I love this mountain, I've lost count of the number of times I've climbed it or slept on it's summit.

Nigel Lewis

Nigel Lewis - Mar 8, 2007 11:29 am

Thanks to dad!  Sucess!

As child my father had always taken his holidays below the mountain but had never been up it. I was delighted to take him and his friend via the foxes path to spend some time on the summit.
I've also been up via the Cyfrwy Arrete, much more fun!!



tphubbard - Jan 28, 2007 11:02 pm

A few times  Sucess!

A few ascents over the years. Happy memories of going up with my dad!


tws - Aug 9, 2006 10:01 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2006

Standard circular route  Sucess!

Did the whole horseshoe starting from Minffordd. Really bad weather plus on the summit it turned really crazy, for me it was probably the first time to experience raining sideways. Sitting in the shelter with the howling winds I think I got the picture why people used to believe that this place was haunted.


munroitis - Feb 4, 2006 8:54 am

Route Climbed: Standard circular route Date Climbed: 21.09.97  Sucess!

Unbelievably hot day, made all the worse for my climbing partner Stu as he was suffering with a hang over. Great scrambling and brilliant coastal views. Fine leisurly day.

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