After a 2.5 hr walk into Cwm Caseg, we set up camp just before dark besides a small lake called Ffynon Caseg. The wild campsite is 2500ft/ 750 m above sea level. Its an ideal place in which to summit the peaks of the Carneddau. The next day we moved straight up from the campsite to the NE Ridge or The Dragons Tooth ridge named after the broken shards of rock that line the top of the ridge. The route up is very steep and at the top turns into a hands on scramble which is quite exposed but is soon over. On reaching the top of the scramble there is a small walk across to the true summit which is composed of a small rock pinnacle. From the top of Yr Elen the many peaks of the Carneddau are easily accessible.
Part of a route that included Pen Yr Helgi-Du, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Pen Yr Ole Wen
On a course from Plas Y Brenin.
Bagged as part of the Cwm Llafar horseshoe from Bethedsa. Weather conditions perfect, very warm & clear.
Climbed after heading north from Carnedd Llewelyn to Foel Fras to 'bag' the 3000ft peaks I hadn't seen before. Then headed down west ridge before heading backing into the Carneddau to climb the Llech Ddu Spur the next day.
As part of Welsh 3000s. Also a few times as part of Carneddau horseshoe.
Long day out!
Having lived in North Wales climbed this a number of times including a couple of 14 peak round trips
I think usually as part of the 14 peaks
Climbed as part of the Cwm Llafar Horsehoe. The weather was pretty windy and cloudy the day we did the climb. Still enjoyable though.
dropped down to it quickly while climbing the other Carneddau, couldn't see a thing
Dropped my pack in the bwlch and made a quick trip out to the summit while doing the 14 peaks route.
I have had on Yr Elen, a lovely hill, especially at sunset in the summer.