Name:Pen yr Ole Wen
Hill number:1969
Height:978m / 3209ft
Section:30B: Snowdonia
Col:933m  SH654622  

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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1601804/10/2016SH 65601 61940  F: Cairn
O: Subpoint
-767719/06/2011SH 65598 61947  F: ground 5m N of cairn
S: Abney level
-767808/11/2003SH 65600 61941  F: cairn
S: Abney level
-767905/10/2007SH 65596 61942  F: cairn
S: Abney level
-768005/04/2008SH 65600 61940  F: cairn
S: Abney level
-768117/09/2008SH 65600 61941  F: cairn
S: Abney level
-768214/04/2010SH 65599 61939  F: cairn
S: Abney level
-768319/06/2011SH 65602 61944  F: cairn
S: Abney level

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Steve Clark12/07/2020
From Braichmelyn. Crib Lem spur, Carnedd Dafydd, Pen Yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Llewelyn and Yr Elen. Glorious sunny evening!!alunrees3724/06/2020
Welsh 3000s with Paul. Sunny. 9h 05 top to top.davechaffey01/06/2020
Pen Yr Ole Wen with Bean Bag BoysTarkus18/12/2019
Parked near Lake Ogwen, did horseshoe inc. 2 carnedds. Frost on top of mountains and very nice weather in general. (Staying at b&b in Capel Curig)Joel45130/11/2019
Alumni weekend in Caernavon. Walk from Ogwen to Bethesda via C. Llewellyn, following main track from E end of lake up to Pen-yr-Olewenrichardrosser12/10/2019
Up the Afon Lloer to Cwm Lloer, east ridge up to Pen yr Ole Wen, to Carnedd Dafydd, along the Cefn Ysgiliion Duon and dropped south down Rhos Bodesi to rejoin the Afon Lloer.ByronHaywood16/09/2019
Superb finish to a long hot day in the hills. We drank 2.3 litres of water ( we normally drink a third of that at most ) and had to reapply the sun tan lotion 3 times. Cracking day out.DanMaisieBex24/08/2019
A hot sunny and humid day giving superb views throughout the walk. With E from Gern Gif Isaf Farm (parking £2) up grassy paths as far as Pen yr Helgi Du then solo. E didn’t fancy ridge and rock band and I think it was the sensible option - tough! Continued up to Carnedd Llywelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Pen yr Ole Wen. Very steep and long descent to Afon Lloer and Glan Dena.Beeliner23/07/2019
Via East Ridge on the way to Carnedd Dafydd & Carnedd Llywelyndelamerewolf14/07/2019
Second climb of this great mountain, kept to the left of the scree on the upper slope of the south side this time, great views from the top today as the weather was clear, sunny with no wind - perfect!giant_hiker22/06/2019
Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd then camped near tarn with Nathan. Not raining!axoree15/06/2019
David Meeson01/06/2019
Bonus bag en route to Carnedd Llewelyn.Newton Maximus21/05/2019
Pen yr Ole Wen > Carnedd Fach > Carnedd Dafydd from GR: SH 66849 60530Hippster19/05/2019
Pen yr Ole Wen > Carnedd Fach > Carnedd Dafydd from GR: SH 66849 60530ronaldo33319/05/2019
Climbed with Peter Thirkettlepsburgess17/05/2019
Traverse of the Carneddau from Conwy to Ogwen ValleyClaireb 05/05/2019
Carneddau traverse, Llandudno Jt to Ogwen CottageS4m49805/05/2019
Run with AdamPaulE04/05/2019
Circular walk. Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd & Carnedd Llewelyn.Arbie29/04/2019
Solo scramble on south side, clear route most the way except were loose rock has covered the path. Tricky descent down east ridge. Boggy at bottom. Superb daygiant_hiker13/04/2019
Route: A5 parking near Gwern Gof Uchaf – Clogwyn Mawr – Pen yr Ole Wen – Bwlch yr Ole Wen – Carnedd Fach – Carnedd Dafydd – Afon Bodesi – A5 parking. Stats: 3hrs39, 8.77km, 821m ascent. Weather: clear, but breezy at the top. Notes: snow/ice on ground (up to waist-deep in places).millionmts06/04/2019
Approached Pen Yr Ole Wen via E-ridge, then on to Carnedd Daffyd & the mist rolled in. Reversed outward route, then travelled back 'up north' - the end of a super little Snowdonia holiday (based in Capel Curig).ger30/03/2019
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
Second visit to Pen Y Ole Wen as part of a Carneddau one-way walk north to south with Dave. Parked Dave's car at Glan Dena on the A5 (SH 669 604) then in my car to Abergwyngregyn and the small carpark at SH 675 716. A day of two halves: before lunch it was sunny and breezy with clear views; but in the afternoon low cloud and squally rain blew in and the wind increased to 40mph gusting up to 50mph - arduous walking into the wind. Route was Drum, Foel Fras, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Pen Y Ole Wen. Started about 10.15; finished about 6pm, slowed by the wind.Skip16/02/2019
Winter conditions.simonshrewsbury02/02/2019
2nd ascentIWC14/10/2018
With Rob Rodrigues. Clear, windy (gusts up to 40kmph).Nancy Blackett07/10/2018
Welsh 3000s Bagging dayjmistry8606/10/2018
Alan Caine14/07/2018
Scrambling Course - Crib Lem scramblePaul_142_uk12/07/2018
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
Mike G30/06/2018