Part of a route that included Pen Yr Helgi-Du, Yr Elen, Carnedd Dafydd and Pen Yr Ole Wen
On a course from Plas Y Brenin.
First ascent would have been in early 1970's but then I made the ascent again via a rock climb on North side in 2002.
Normally spend time on the other side of the lake in the glyders, but did this one quite a few years ago.
Climbed Carnedd Dafydd on several times in Summer and Winter, always enjoyable !
The most nicest and sunniest day I ever had in the mountains of Snowdonia.
Both times from Carnedd Dafydd, once starting from Pen yr ole wen, and once from Llech Ddu spur.
Climbed the Black Ladders via the Eastern Gully, in very good nick, especially with good ice on the direct start pitch. Then proceeded to bag a few summits so that the day wouldn't be too short!
Started in the Ogwen valley so a trudge along by the A5 and then up the tarmac reservoir road. But then onto the nice and steep track up to Bwlch Eryl Farchog and then the scrambly bits up to Penywaun wen. Weather slowly clearing from low cloud base as Judy and I carried onto the summit of Llewelyn. At which point the cloud base and wind decided to celebrate mid August in time honoured British tradition! So a very quick break on the cold summit before we retraced our steps to the valley. Lovely walk once off the tarmac roads, and in an area I have really fallen in love with.
Climbed twice during an end-of-school holiday to Ogwen. First time via Pen yr Ole Wen in heavy rain. A few days later we spent 5 happy hours on the summit in glorious sunshine, lazing around and soaking up the views- couldn't have asked for a nicer way to end a holiday.
Got to the summit again during a really great day's walking with fellow SP'er Lolli who had come over from Sweden to walk with me. We did a circular walk on a day when the weather was fine and mainly sunny. I'll add the route very soon, we both thought it to be a good one!
First did it via an easier ascent of Pen y Ole Wen in September 2008 on a day with no views due to bad weather. The did it on a superbly cold and clear 29th December 2008. Started to the North and never thought I'd get as far as Carnedd Llewellyn. But it was my sixth and final summit for that day, and I reached it just 2 minutes before my self imposed turn round time. A long and hard 9 hour walk for poor fat old me, but wow, the view from the top made it all worthwhile.
Done this summit from the Ogwen Valley via Pen y Ole Wen and Carnedd Dafydd. 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.
Climbed a few times, most recently 2008 August Bank Holiday Weekend, and Easter 2007.
between 1983 and present day. Done as part of Carneddau Horseshoe, as part of Welsh 3000s and after climbing routes on Craig Yr Ysfa.
Cloud on the summit ruins my view everytime, but this is a fun day combined with Dafydd. Once you're on one, its a fairly simple walk to the other, though it is surprisingly easy to get lost.
Continuing from Pen Yr Ole wen and Carnedd Dafydd this was the last top before the descent along the side of of Fynnon Lugwy reservoir. The clouds were still down which made the ridge traverse down quite interesting.
It may have been getting a bit dark by this point!
Having lived in North Wales climbed this a number of times including a couple of 14 peak round trips
Usually on the 14 peaks