Ascent of Mynydd Cwmcelli on 2019-05-20

Climber: David Howells

Date:Monday, May 20, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mynydd Cwmcelli
    Elevation:1539 ft / 469 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mynydd Cwmcelli 469m
This was a reasonably remote Marilyn near Mallwyd.and I had noted that the access road was a back road leading off the A470 that looked somewhat restricted. At the start point (where there is a telephone kiosk marked on the map - I didn’t see it!) there are signs saying that the road ahead is unsuitable for motor vehicles and that the road has a 20% gradient. Having my MWB sprinter with me I decided to leave it here as there was ample space.
I marched up the steep road heading West (steep!) and it was indeed restricted for my van but not maybe for a smaller vehicle. After two kms you leave the road on the left and there is ample parking here for a smaller vehicle or for a bigger one if you want to risk meeting another vehicle on a veryyy steep gradient.
After turning off you are on a forestry track that leads onto a footpath and after another km Mynydd Cwmcelli rises in front of you steeply. You come out onto the common and actually go round the Southern tip of the hill on a footpath and then head North again. I cut across country a little bit (easy enough) but you can stay on the footpath all the way round. It makes it a tad longer.
You end up on the back of the hill and there are a couple of small ups and downs to get to the summit trig point. There was a horde of off road bikes when I was there. The views are okay but nothing special. It was another one done. Simply retrace your steps.

Route Summary: Road march, forest track and distinct footpath. Okay views. Trig pointed summit.
Route Statistics: 7.5kms with 400m of ascent done in 1hr 35min. Lets go home!

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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1296 ft / 395 m
    Grade/Class:Moderate hike
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Cool spring day.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1296 ft / 395 m
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Start Trailhead:243 ft / 74 m
    Time:1 Hours 35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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