Me & my better half are going to see Sir Ranulph Feinnes this friday in Llandudno, staying overnight in a caravan nearby then heading into the hills saturday.
We`ve been neglecting Snowdonia as we prefer the lakes but I thought this would be the ideal opportunity to get stuck in.
I fancy Moel Siabod, weather permitting we`ll be camping up there too. Is there an "easier" route up? I`ve heard the words scramble & ridge being mentioned, just wondered if there`s a more gradual walk up?
geekinthesticks wrote (see)
Probably the most satisfying circular route is to start at Capel, near the Bryn y Glo cafe. You can then ascend via the Ddear Ddu Ridge and then descend via the SE ridge back to Capel. The Ddear Ddu Ridge can involve scrambling, but if you keep well to the left you can avoid the rocky bits.
This is exactly how I went up in Feburary, fantastic route, the ridge on ascent really isn't that bad, especially as said if you keep left. The views from the top of Snowdon and the Glyders were amazing in the snow. The path around Llyn y Foel can be boggy I've been told, but it was all frozen when I was there so can't comment on tha, though I imagine if you kept higher away from the water edge you'd miss most of it.
I`ll get my map out and read comments when I get home
Ask Metric Kate - she walked up there from our Snowdonia meet in the Bryn Brethynau Climbing Barn near Capel Curig back in February this year. In meet thread she posted:
Metric Kate wrote (see)
... Moel Siabod via the fun Daer Ddu ridge by myself in wonderful weather...
Agree with the boggy comments about Llyn y Foel! You can contour round and avoid the worst bits though.
I kept to the right going up the ridge when I did it in Feb where it's more of a scramble than a walk with a few rocky bits, so couldn't really advise on how easy the left side of it is, I gather more of a walk; there didn't seem to be any exposure on the left side - you had to go some way right to get that. On the upper half the left hand side looked very straightforward, and I suspect you could find a virtually rock-free route on the grassy slope.
Ontario is a vast adventure playground just waiting to be explored and experienced
Minimal & lightweight footwear designed to enhance your outdoors experience
Become a fan of OutdoorsMagic
Follow us on twitter
Sign up to our free newsletter
Meet partners in our forum
Other Immediate Media Sites
Our eCommerce Platform
© Immediate Media Company Ltd 2012. This website is owned and published by Immediate Media Company Limited. www.immediatemedia.co.uk