Pen Y Fan Climber's Log

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markhallam - Jun 10, 2015 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1970

Climbed at least once  Sucess!

Climbed all 3 of the big ones at least once possibly twice between 1970-1972.


kdonaldson - May 18, 2013 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2013

Wettest...  Sucess!

Nice easy hike from A470, but this is the wettest I have ever been on any mountain in such a short period of time. Driving rain with gale force winds at the top. Will give it another go on a better day.

DocJai - Nov 25, 2012 4:49 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 1990

Pen y Fan in in early 90s  Sucess!

Love to hear from anyone who was regularly in this part of the BB during the 90s.
I spent a lot of time in the area training and have fond memories, can't even remember how many times I ran up and down those hills:)
Glad to see they're still bringing joy!

Jameswoolley - Feb 10, 2012 10:52 am Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2011

Storey Arms Route  Sucess!

Sunny day, good time to climb up.


MountainDuck - Jan 4, 2012 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2011

Terrible Weather, Second time successful  Sucess!

Don't take this mountain for granted. I actually had to abandon my first attempt in February 2011 because I was literally on my hands & knees. I tried again on the last day of 2011 & just about succeeded. The weather was pretty bad once again, but I managed to get to the summit via the goats track, which had great views as long as the weather permits. Beware of loose rocks & slippery mud on the final approach to the summit.


Jake - Nov 18, 2010 11:58 am

Weather  Sucess!

Nice walk with restricted visibility, fog and rain all the time. November 2009


tws - Oct 10, 2010 10:34 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006

Normal route, from the car park  Sucess!

We started from A470 car park. I remember it being quite cloudy and very very windy. Quite a few people up there

Big Benn

Big Benn - Apr 22, 2009 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2009

First time  Sucess!

My first time in the Brecon Beacons. A nice horseshoe walk from the car park at Cwm Gwdi to the North.Via Cribin and Corn Ddu.


Beer_Monster - Jul 23, 2008 7:04 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2008

Big Breacon Beacons Route!  Sucess!

A good testing route 10.8 miles for the first time!

Also I found disturbing in the car park woodland are all the crosses for Para's and SAS people etc!


DrJonnie - May 10, 2008 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 1995

Easter Outing  Sucess!

With my wife Rita, we got to the summit of Pen Y Fan and watched a parapenter holding station in the air above the ridge before we walked on to the other two tops.


daveyboy - May 6, 2008 4:09 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2008

10.8miles On The Beacons  Sucess!

A fine day for my 5th time up on the Brecon Beacons.
Start from A470 car park 10.30am
Clear and sunny but gusts of about 45mph out on the tops.
Covered. Corn Du - Pen Y Fan - Cribyn - Fan Y Big. Then down south in the valley to the Neuadd Reservoir. After a nice snack break at the dam we then head back up on to the west ridge.
Return via. Twyn Mwyalchod Trig Point - Graig Fan Ddu - Craig Gwaun Taf and Bwlch Duwynt.
Back to A470 car park at 18.00pm
Complete route done in 7.5hours including stopping breaks.


mountainmanmark - Jan 26, 2008 9:28 am

Only Once  Sucess!

I have only ventured to this part of Wales to climb once, and did all four, must do something about it though. I remember caving there too but not too sure where.


joe_akeem - May 31, 2007 4:43 am

more than once...  Sucess!

...during my time in Cardiff (1990).

Greg Garrard

Greg Garrard - May 21, 2007 1:56 pm

Greg Garrard  Sucess!

Whilst staying with a friend in Abergavenny, I decided to head on up and hike Pen Y Fan. My friend 'politely' declined my 5:00am invitation to join me, so I headed up there on my own.

Can't remember where I started from, but I do know I passed Corn Du on the way to the summit. Despite being overcast, it only rained a little on the way up, and after passing Corn Du, the weather cleared up nicely.
Really great hike. I would recommend it to anyone who is in the area.


Nanuls - Apr 26, 2007 4:31 am

One of my first ever mountains  Sucess!

This was one of the first mountains my dad took me up as a kid, I've now forgotten how many times I've been up and down this stunning mountain.

Nigel Lewis

Nigel Lewis - Feb 14, 2007 12:05 am

so many times!!  Sucess!

I've been up here so many times I'm not sure how many. A cracking little mountain that's empty mid week.



Cody - Nov 16, 2006 2:24 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2006

Crisp November day  Sucess!

A wonderful clear and cold day among the hills.

Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey - Jul 20, 2006 9:59 am

never...  Sucess!

...been up it in nice weather. I like the look of the north face for one of those rare Welsh winter routes


igneouscarl - Sep 19, 2005 3:55 am

Route Climbed: Various Date Climbed: 1997, 1999, 2001  Sucess!

Excellent days walking. I´ve done this in clear skies, wind and dense mist (missed the descent ridge and accidently added an extra 6k to the walk- oops).


IceMonkey - Jul 29, 2005 11:35 am

Route Climbed: Storey arms car park Date Climbed: May 05  Sucess!

Pleasent stroll up, bagged Corn Du on the way past and had my lunch on the summit. That route is a little on the short side. I have done it fron Neward reservour before, this was better, had the steep approach of Cribyn on the way. Good day out.

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