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Name:Pen yr Ole Wen
Hill number:1969
Height:978m / 3209ft
Parent (Ma):1965  Carnedd Llewelyn
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Carneddau
County/UA:Conwy (CoU), Gwynedd (CoU)
Class:Simm, Furth, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis,
Grid ref:SH 65598 61947
Summit feature:ground 5m N of cairn
Col:933m  SH654622  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 850 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Winter conditions.simonshrewsbury02/02/2019
2nd ascentIWC14/10/2018
With Rob Rodrigues. Clear, windy (gusts up to 40kmph).Nancy Blackett07/10/2018
Pen yr ole wen and carnedd dafydd, has to turn back due to poor visibility at summit.noxibis11/07/2018
High Carneddau circuit, summit 1/4MattSecker07/07/2018
From Idwal. Also climbed in July 2015Chasejet28/06/2018
Twelfth of Welsh 3000s week.PeakyPete28/06/2018
Llaberis to Abergwyngregyn climbing all the 3000s in the Glyderau and Carneddau (plus a few extra Nuttalls).tomd430/04/2018
Climbed on Stuarts Trans Cambrian TrekBannor08/04/2018
Pen Yr Ole Wen via the steep south ridge and then on to Carnedd Dafydd. Descended into Ffynnon Lloer.knarf08/04/2018
Pen Yr Ole Wen via Cwm Lloer and the east ridge. Continued on to Carnedd Dafydd & Carnedd Llewelyn.knarf11/01/2018
Llwytmor, Foel-fras, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Grach, Yr Elen, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Pen Yr Ole Wenkeithouk24/09/2017
parked on A5 near Tryfan obvious path most of the way crossing lots of streams solocolinfielding19/09/2017
Pen Yr Ole Wen, Foel Meirch, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and Pen Yr Helgi Du.crax7319/09/2017
Solo walk from Idwal, followed the path along the northern shore of Llyn Ogwen the up Cwm Lloer. Good weather and unfolding views until the cliffs at the top of the ridge, then mist on the summit. On to Dafydd via the huge cairn on Carnedd Fach.thesweetcheat26/08/2017
Reached on route to the county top of conwy Carnedd Llewelyn. Ample free parking around Llyn Ogwen.WAYNE ROWLETT25/08/2017
Beautiful clear day, route from Lake OgwenLisa19/08/2017
With Patrick, absolutely foul conditions, up from Idwal and then back via the East Ridge.designrob12/08/2017
pen yr ole wen, carnedd dafydd, yr elen, foel grach, foel fras, garnedd uchaf, carnedd Llewelyn,pen yr helgi du, from pont pen y benglog.robertphillips07/08/2017
Followed the Afon Lloer up from Ogwen MR HQ, a scramble up the eastern side of Pen Yr Ole Wen and then a descent from Craig Llugwy down through Carreg Minianog. Vis was good, another sunny day.char4chocs19/05/2017
From Ogwen Valley. Pen Yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn, Pen Yr Heigli Du, Colgwyn Lech Llefn and Pen Llithrig Y Wrach. Glorious Day!!Alunrees3308/05/2017
Ascend from Carnedd Dafydd, descend SE route (lost path on descent, went too far S)Dan Baddeley26/03/2017
Ascend and descend via SW route.Dan Baddeley17/03/2017
Pen yr Ole Wen via the east ridge from Glenn Dena. Up and down on a miserably cloudy day.knarf17/01/2017
From Llyn Ogwen (SH 65946 60189) - Glan Dena - Ffynnon Lloer - Pen yr Ole Wen - Carnedd Fach - Foel Meirch - Carnedd Dafydd - Carnedd Llewelyn - Bwlch Eryl Farchog - Ffynnon Llugwy. Long descent to Foel Meirch and re-ascent to Carnedd Dafydd.david23020102/10/2016
3000 walkunderhill06/08/2016
Parked opposite Tal y Lyn Ogwe and followed the Affon Lloer before setting up the excellent east ridge with some fine scrambling. Carried on round the ridge to Carnedd Daffyd.Campbell Singer21/07/2016
Alone, and wild camped on the East Ridge.designrob15/07/2016
Pen yr Ole Wen, Foel Meirch, Carnedd Daffyd, Carnedd Llewlyn, Yr Elen Pen yr Helgi Du. Exhausting walk that took 9 hours, but perfect conditions. No cloud and cool sunny day. Fantastic meal at the Vaynol Arms in Pentir afterwards.Lazylizzie03/07/2016
Vegan Welsh 3000s V3K Ultra race CraigW18/06/2016
Welsh 3000s tripaucuparia16/06/2016
A walk up Pen yr Ole Wen with the kidshillexplorer04/04/2016
With Mark and Hamish the springer spaniel from Llyn Ogwen, to Pen yr Ole Wen, then traverse to Carnedd Dafydd and Carnedd Llewelyn, via ridge to Pen yr Helgi Du and descended Y Braich. No view from summit due to mist and initially missed path to Carnedd Dafydd.Saggers18/09/2015
Up and Down from the main road, climbed up good footpath from Ty Gwyn and followed small trails along following wall up Braich Ty Du to the ridge between the two peaks then simply bagged Carnedd Dafydd and Pen Yr Ole Wen from the ridge, pretty good weather, had a good clear view of Snowdonia from tops, later that day the mountains plunged into clouds.DanTrig07/08/2015
As part of the Welsh 3000s challengehillexplorer19/07/2015
Welsh 3000-ers from the road-end near Rowen (0200 hrs) to Snowdon (1700 hrs) and Llanberis Youth Hostel (1945 hrs). 47km, +/-3800m, 17 hours 45.PGCE16/07/2015
From long layby below Tryfan, anti clockwise. Misty up, cleared on top, great views. Warm and latterly sunny.iangalbraith09/07/2015
978mThe Grouse20/06/2015
Followed Nuttalls route.rhalstead06/06/2015
up from ogwen cottage, a stiff climb, on to carnedd dafyddbardolph03/06/2015
1/6 Very tough climb up on a horrible viewsFergalh10/05/2015
Nuttalls route 1.1 excluding Foel Meirch, on a beautiful day. With Lindsay, Steve and Brian.Crib Goch20/04/2015
Nuttall walk , with Martin, Steve and Brian on a lovely bright dayLou20/04/2015
Nuttall walk 1,1: Pen yr Ole Wen - Foel Meirch - Carnedd Dafydd - Cefn Ysgolion W top - Cefn Ysgolion E top - Yr Elen - Carnedd Llewelyn - Pen yr Helgi Duronaldo33318/04/2015
Route same as last time but in full winter conditions. Soft snow pack, bright sunshine. Great view from topemily07/02/2015
From Tal y Llyn Ogwyn. Circuit of Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd llewellyn.lenman31/08/2014
From A5 at Llyn Ogwen via east ridge. Weather abysmalrb23/08/2014
Climbed as part of Oggie 8 with Mike Smith and Graeme Standford.Baggieboy02/08/2014
Carneddau Circular Mark II - from Glan DenauOwain G27/07/2014
Circular from Llyn Ogwen taking in Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn, and Yr Elen. Return to A5 via Bwlch Ery Farchog.knarf26/07/2014