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Name:Pen yr Helgi Du
Hill number:1982
Height:832.6m / 2732ft
Parent (Ma):1965  Carnedd Llewelyn
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Carneddau
County/UA:Conwy (CoU)
Catchment:Conwy
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:SH 69781 63048
Summit feature:scattered cairn on W edge of summit
Drop:84.7m
Col:747.8m  SH 6943 6334  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17E
Observations:ground 5m SE of cairn is as high; ground 25m SE at SH 69792 63025 is 0.3m lower
Survey:Abney level/Trimble GeoXH 6000
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Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Pen yr Helgi Du from A5.lenman01/09/2019
Between Llewelyn and PL Wrach. NW ridge is a steep and narrow scramble but the holds are good. SE ridge is easy sloped short grass.Topographer5724/08/2019
Last of six tops on a 12 mile walk following Nuttalls route Carnedd Llewelyn and the western Carneddau, from parking on the A5 near Llyn Ogwen.WAYNE ROWLETT03/08/2019
Last mountain of the day, descended from Carnedd Llewelyn, note the descent is very technical, downhill scramble, tricky trek along the ridge and a grade 1 scramble up Pen y Helgi Du. Summit is open, boggy but great views. Descent was down the long slope of Y Braich to the A5 and car park near Llyn Ogwengiant_hiker22/06/2019
Malcvolm25/05/2019
NickiW18/05/2019
rossdrossd04/05/2019
MattBruce21/04/2019
From Ogwen valley. Pen Yr Ole Wen, Foel Meirch, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn, Yr Elen and Pen Yr Helgi Du. Great day in beautiful weather!Angelfon8325/03/2019
Up from Gern Gof Isaf farm to Pen yr Helgi Du first, Carnedd Llywelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Pen yr ole Wen. Very steep and long dissent to south west.andrew.morel28/02/2019
jamiejones2028/02/2019
Winter conditions.simonshrewsbury02/02/2019
taking path over boggy ground to the base of Pen llithrig y Wrach. a steep grind but good views on top. a steep descent off and back up over Pen Helgi du. straight off the spur down to the A5 and back along the coach roadAristotle Chip20/01/2019
Curlywurly20/01/2019
David Meeson05/01/2019
treborconde26/11/2018
ramblyandy28/10/2018
From the campsite at Gwern Gof Isaf on a round of Pen yr Helgi Du, Clogwyn Llech Lefn and Pen Llithrig y Wrach. 8.2 miles in 4 hours.Alan Caine29/09/2018
Waen Bryn-gwenith, Craig Eigiau, Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Pen yr Helgi Du, Clogwyn Llech Lefnkeithouk16/09/2018
Dawn Oldham16/09/2018
tomcr8815/09/2018
Craig Eigiau, Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Yr Elen, Pen Yr Helgi Du, Pen Llithrig y Wrach circular route, starting at Llyn Eigiau car park.noxibis15/09/2018
nigelcmason13/09/2018
BrianMatthews28/08/2018
geoffreycurnock03/08/2018
Pen Yr Ole Wen, Foel Meirch, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and Pen Yr Helgi Du.Dan Baddeley28/06/2018
Badders23/06/2018
smb2008/06/2018
decibel26/05/2018
park behind joe browns on 3 day back pack of carneddau back to pen llithrig wrach then down to cwm eigau and camp near slate quarry buildingsunderhill12/05/2018
spallen09/04/2018
solitaryfellwanderer28/12/2017
Final summit before long slog back to the car solocolinfielding19/09/2017
Pen Yr Ole Wen, Foel Meirch, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and Pen Yr Helgi Du.crax7319/09/2017
Lavfluris27/08/2017
SimonandSiobhan27/08/2017
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
Condoverman22/07/2017
Neil Midgley17/07/2017
Andy_E11/07/2017
from Eigiau cottage mountaineering club hut staying with York Alpine Club up over Carnedd Llewellyn then north, skirting east of Carnedd Uchaf and west of Foel Fras, to Llwtmor 849m and the NE to Drum 770m.vegibagger17/06/2017
davechick14/05/2017
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
Parked at Llyn Eigiau, climbed Ampitheatre Buttress, then up Pen yr Helgi Du, Pen Llihrig y Gwrach, Craig Ffynnon and back to car. Perfect sunshine made a brill day, with Mart.John Eley07/05/2017
Bob & DukeDukeNukem25/04/2017
12 mile walk from Capel Curig starting in sunshine, followed road then up boggy path to water channel, followed water channel to foot of Y Braich ridge and climbed to Pen Yr Helgi Du, the weather was still good by this time but the Glyders went into cloud, descended and steeply ascended onto Pen Llithrig Y Wrach, descended to end of reservoir and ascended pathless slopes onto Creigiau Gleison, by this time the weather had took a turn for the worst, we nearly went into cloud. Followed rough path onto Craiglwyn, then climbed up Craig Wen and Crimpiau, by this time every hill we had done earlier went into cloud, descended to Capel Curig. Great but strenuous walk, if we had started an hour later all the walk would have probably been in cloud!DanTrig09/04/2017
From Carnedd Llewelyn then on to Pen Llithrig y Wrachmart079708/04/2017
Route: Campsite at Gwern Gof Isaf to Pen Yr Heilgi Du to Carnedd Llewellyn to Yr Elen to Tal y llyn Ogwen via Bwlch Cyfryw-drum Party: Martain Howell, Freddie Leslie, William Colledge, Nicholas Field, Thomas GilesOliver_Storey04/04/2017
WokingMike05/02/2017
tgboosh31/01/2017