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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)
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
Grid ref:SH 69781 63048
Summit feature:scattered cairn on W edge of summit
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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From Llyn Ogwen, then up the reservoir road to the summit on the way to Pen LLithrig y Wrachderrymark30/11/2019
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
Run with AdamPaulE04/05/2019
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
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
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
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
Pen Yr Ole Wen, Foel Meirch, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and Pen Yr Helgi Du.Dan Baddeley28/06/2018
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
Climbed with Peter Thirkettlepsburgess14/11/2017
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
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
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
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
From Caseg Fraith, up Y Braich to Pen yr Helgi Du, descent to Bwlch y Tri Marchog, up to Pen Llithrig y Wrach and down to aqueduct back to Caseg Fraith. Windy day but clear. (With MM, MS, OA, CB)robertgn24/09/2016
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 afterwardsLazylizzie03/07/2016
833mThe Grouse08/10/2015
Nuttall 1.1 with Mrs G. A fine scrambly descent to the bwlch, and re-ascent to the summit. And Y Braich was one of the most pleasant walk downs we've done from a high level walk.jonglew19/09/2015
From parking area near Llyn Eigiau (SH 73159 66296) - Craig Eigiau - Foel Grach - Carnedd Llewelyn - Pen yr Helgi Du - Clogwyn Llech Lefn [Bwlch y Tri Marchog Top] - Pen Llithrig y Wrach - Craig Ffynnon.david23020130/08/2015
Followed Nuttalls route.rhalstead06/06/2015
4/6 Passed here on our descent from Carnedd LlewellynFergalh10/05/2015
From Llyn Eigiau walked down Cwm Eigiau and ascended to Bwlch Eryl Farchog to ascend Pen Yr Helgi Ddu & Pen Llithrig-y-wrach. Continued on to include Craiglwyn, Creigiau Gleison and Creigiau Gleison North Top and returned to start via Llyn Cowlyd.knarf01/05/2015
Nuttalls route 1.1 excluding Foel Meirch, on a beautiful day. With Lindsay. Ground to SE at 69796,63027 seems higher.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
With Cabesimon and co08/04/2015
Great walk from Gwern Gof Isaf car park by A5 in Nant y Benglog, up Y Braich to Pen yr Helgi Du, passing many of the beguiling wild Carneddau ponies, then on to Pen Llithrig y Wrach before returning to Gwern Gof Isaf.Dewi Prysor05/04/2015
GG. A round including Pen Llithrig Y Wrach, G crossed on to do lower slopes of Carneddd LlewelynIdris24/01/2015
With Dean from S.Wheelsy30/12/2014
estimated dateBHBrunt20/11/2014
Carneddau CircularOwain G27/07/2014
My 8th Summit of the day on an epic traverse of the Carneddau from Llanfairfechan to Capel Curig, taking in Carnedd Y Ddelw, Drum, Foel Fras, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Grach, Yr Elen, Carnedd Llewellyn and took fp following the ridgeline down South East with great views down onto Ffynnon Lugwy reservoir, followed by an exciting scramble down onto the ridge linking with Pen Yr Helgi du. Care is needed but there are plenty of options, the scramble up Pen Yr Helgi du is good too and makes you surprised to find that this isnt a Hump at the very least. The summit area is pretty small and is close to the very steep dropDazingdale05/07/2014
Walking Group walk. Number five of five summits on this walk. Sunny and warm. Very good visibility. Southern Carneddau from Ogwen Valley. Route 5 from Mountain and Hill Walking in Snowdonia. Circular route visiting Pen-yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn, Yr Elen and Pen yr Helgi Du. Distance = 21.69km. Average moving speed = 3.6km/h. Time moving = 5:57. Ascent = 1095m.paulnewby8129/06/2014
Carol Paddy Buckley Leg 1DinoF21/06/2014
From A5 Nr. East end of Llyn Ogwen & return Via Pen yr Ole wenWestdenewalker18/06/2014
With ClubJamesSDonald03/05/2014
With Rob.Louieb7820/04/2014