Ascent of Foel Penolau on 2019-04-17

Climber: Peter Stone

Others in Party:Jill Stone
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Foel Penolau
    Elevation:2014 ft / 613 m

Ascent Trip Report

“Bare Hill with Light Top”. Easy parking at the eastern end of the minor road east of Eisingrug near Talsarnau.

Combined with an ascent of the adjacent Moel Ysgyfarnogod, both very shapely hills in a marvellous setting of the wild northern Rhinogs. Walk 9.2 in the Nuttalls book except we did it in reverse because we tend to prefer steep ascents and more gentle descents. A mistake, I think, because the graded miners track skirting the south of Moel Ysgyfarnogod makes a much better route in both directions (I sometimes feel the Nuttalls avoid ‘there-and-back’ routes purely on principle rather than on merit). Nevertheless a great walk with much of interest in a lovely location.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1135 ft / 345 m
    Trailhead:879 ft / 267 m

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