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Name:Mynydd Cribau
Hill number:7509
Height:345m / 1132ft
Parent (Ma):1980  Moel Siabod
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Moelwyns
County/UA:Conwy (CoU)
Catchment:Conwy
Class:Tump (300-399m), Subhump
(Tu,3,sHu)
Grid ref:SH 75879 55788
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:92m
Col:252.9m  SH 7418 5516  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17E
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 16 users)ByDate of Ascent
After Clogwyn-brith, Mynydd-bychan & Allt y coed. Tried route from NE via woodland NW of Ty-uchaf. Can't say whether better or worse than other routes, suffice to say this top is not easily won! Agree with marktrengove - lovely wilderness..TK13/01/2019
From the footpath heading south past Cae Awr. Hard going over all sorts.jrj05/02/2018
Parked at picnic area at SH 76239 57597. Walked west along the A5 (pavement) to a bend before a bridge, taking a lane left. After 300m turned south-west on an old green lane up past Cae Awr, and Bryn Gefeiliau onto the open moor. Left the track at SH 75028 55766 to scale some small crags onto the plateau. Then the real work began through bogs, heather, bilberry and low-lying gorse, spiced up by three barbed wire fences to tackle. Hard work, but not as bad as other comments had led me to believe. Found a better route on my return, following a fence (not shown on the map) over Pt. 344m - only one barbed wire fence to tackle. Then took my outward route down, but used the winding forest track back to the car park. A great wilderness area. Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.marktrengove04/07/2017
Parked at picnic area Cae'n y Coed just after Swallow falls. Followed the marked trail up through forest intending to use path marked on map to leave forest. Unfortunatly whilst on top forestry road couldn't locate this path or find an alternative way so made my way to western end of forest via the forestry road and used the footpath which comes up from Bryn Gefeilia. Then the hard work starts as per previous comments, deep heather, plenty of gorse and boggy. Will take you longer than you expect however good day today and the views all round were great.Rob5024/04/2016
Easy walk up from road on good tracks to their end at 750558 then terrible terrain all the way to and from the top. Horrendous rough 5'deep grass, gorse and heather covered climb then BWF and two more cross ridges. Fell several times in vegetation. A 5 hour epic. Worst hill I've been on for years. Ugh!arranc03/09/2015
Parked at Dolwyddelan. Decided to take this on the way onto Moel Siabod. Incredibly hard going ascent from the south east, although it was worth the effort for some fine views of Moel SiabodAlunRees3124/09/2014
Parked at Dolwyddelan. Decided to take this on the way onto Moel Siabod. Incredibly hard going ascent from the south east, although it was worth the effort for some fine views of Moel SiabodAlunrees3324/09/2014
Nice once reached, but previous comments seconded! Made heavy weather of this: decided to take in Allt y Coed (but gave up) and approach to Cribau from SE is heavy going; NB gorse and floating bog immediately S of summit - keep R if you do go that way. From NW presumably least-worst. NB no feasible parking on yellow road from SW except perhaps some narrow passing places.RHW13/07/2014
There are 2 cairned summits, the northernmost is the higher. The hill is defended by bogs, thigh high sedge and heatherDC11main22/09/2012
Alan Whatley26/12/2018
Dusty11/10/2018
MM03/05/2018
Alex C12/08/2014
Anton30/04/2013
andrew.allum01/01/2000
Nige R06/04/1980