Ascent of Carnedd Dafydd on 2016-05-31

Climber: Rickard Colliander

Others in Party:Karin Colliander
Date:Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Carnedd Dafydd
    Elevation:3425 ft / 1043 m

Ascent Trip Report

Karin and I had one of our best vacation weeks ever in wonderful Snowdonia (five days out of five with sunshine and blue skies, which we understand is not that common in North Wales). We had signed up for the “Advanced Scrambling course” with Plas Y Brenin and very really impressed by the friendly and helpful mountain guides and the smooth organisation.

Day 0
We arrived just before 8pm and more or less immediately started to climb Moel Siabod. It was a lovely evening and we had our evening meal as the sun started to set and while viewing several of the Welsh 3000:ers. However, since it was getting dark (and we had not brought our head torches) we had to turn around not far from the summit plateau.

Day 1
We were totally eight people in the group, but split up in two teams during the first two days. Together with our guide Mo we scrambled up Bristly Ridge to the summit of Glyder Fach and took the mandatory photo on the Cantilever Stone.

Day 2
More grade 1 scramble and practice of using the work as Rocio guided our team up Carnedd Dafydd from the north.

Day 3
Our first day of what we would climbing, where Karin and I practised on Tryfan Bach all day (now with harnesses on). Rocio taught us to how to belay each other and we started the process to “befriend the rope”. The exam was the Grade 3 scramble up the Little Tryfan Arete!

Day 4
With good guiding from Paul, Karin and I climbed the airy Cneifion Arete, grade 3, and took turns leading and belaying. A memory for life!
In the evening, we convinced a couple of the other people in the group to join us for an evening hike up Moel Siabod. This time, we started a little bit earlier and watched a magnificent sunset from the summit.

Day 5
Rocio led us up the first pitches of the exposed Clogwyn y Person Arete, grade 3, whereafter I took over (under Rocio’s professional watch and guidance). Another amazing scrambling, after which descending the famous Crib Goch ridge felt like a walk in the park!
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Grade 1 scramble
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Rope, Guide
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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