A steep slog up the scree slope and then a steep slog down again!
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.
An enjoyable climb from Ogwen Cottage. Went onto the Carnedds after.
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!!!
Attempted to ascend this and take in Dafydd and Llewelyn too, but in terrible conditions and visibility on Dafydd had to ascend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The start of a short tour of the Carneddau with Colin, Ken, Andy and Andy's daughter. No views at all from the summit.
Long day out!
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
Yes it´s a bugger!
Climbed this as a much longer walk over Snowdonia, it looks like nothing on the map, but damn is it steep!
Descended to Cwm Ogwen after a long day. That was hard on the legs too!
when I climb this hill for some reason. Still like it though.
...a b*stard of a slog up from Ogwen
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!