Pen Yr Ole Wen

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Blunt and unappealing mountain marking the southernmost extent of the Carneddau range in Snowdonia. Can be found on the northern side of the A5 as it turns NW along Nant Francon.

Elevation (feet): 3,110
Elevation (meters): 948
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Snowdonia
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Manchester
Convenient Center: Bethesda; Capel Curig

Thanks to Trevor Mose for adding this peak.

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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Pen Yr Ole Wen.

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  • Log #21550 - by Clare Mitchell on Dec 19, 2008
    Going straight up the south face, it was pretty tiring on a warm december day with some easy scrambling in places. Great views along the carnedds, across to the glyders and snowdon range beyond....
  • Log #21293 - by Bo Robertson on May 29, 2008
    An enormous mountain, forming an impressive 2200ft wall above Ogwen, from where it resembles a shapely rocky peak. Climbed direct from Ogwen, route finding on the ridge/ slope isn't too hard,...
  • Log #17054 - by Sue & Philip Powell on July 19, 2002
    Beautiful views west towards the Menai Straits & Anglesey. Easy climb to summit.
  • Log #17055 - by Trevor Mose on Feb 14, 2002
    Ascended via 'Broad Gully' out of Cwm Lloer where we had camped overnight. Approximately 300m of sustained scrambling up a damp gully full of loose debris. A few tricky obstacles (especially with...