Moel Siabod

A popular venue which, because of its isolated position at the N. end of the Moelwyni, affords a marvellous view of the Snowdon Horseshoe and the Glyderau Mountains. The easiest route starts at Plas y Brenin Outdoor Centre in Capel Curig and rises through the Coed Brynegan woods above Llynnau Mymbyr lakes before ascending the northern flank of the mountain. A far more exiting route begins at Pont Gyfyng and follows the Foel Quarry track to Llyn y Foel corrie. Its backwall, the Daear Ddu ridge, affords an excellent scrambling route to the summit. Time required 3-4 hours for the round trip.

Elevation (feet): 2,861
Elevation (meters): 872
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Latitude: 53.073056
Longitude: -3.9325
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Manceinion/Manchester
Convenient Center: Capel Curig/Betws-y-Coed

Thanks to Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

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

There are 6 trip reports for Moel Siabod.

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  • Log #20775 - by Anton Osborne on May 10, 2007
    I climbed this peak with 4 others. We started at Capel Curig and went up via Llyn Y Foel and the Ddaer Ddu ridge. Mike had done very little walking in the mountains and openly admitted he was...
  • Log #20687 - by Russ Fewtrell on Mar 11, 2007
    We opted to ascend the mountain from starting from the small car park on the right side of the A5 just after passing Capel Curig camp on left. From car park we crossed the busy A5 & walked by the...
  • Log #20335 - by Paul Gasson on Sep 27, 2006
    The walk starts from the National Mountain centre at Plas y Brenin, and passes through woods, generally following the river to Pont Cyfyng, where it briefly joins a minor road before climbing very...
  • Log #18665 - by Sue & Philip Powell on June 05, 2004
    Great day from Capel Curig.
  • Log #18663 - by paul pearson on June 04, 2004
    Great walk-but the weather was poor-wind rain-fog,did'nt see much-but did it.
  • Log #18662 - by paul pearson on June 03, 2004
    Great walk-but the weather was poor-wind rain-fog,could'nt see much-but did it.