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Name:Castell y Gwynt
Hill number:3662
Height:972m / 3189ft
Parent (Ma):1967  Glyder Fawr
Section:30B: Snowdonia
Area:The Glyders
County/UA:Conwy (CoU)
Grid ref:SH 65400 58185
Summit feature:no feature: rock pinnacle
Col:956m  SH 65428 58209  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Survey:Abney level/Leica Disto A8
Survey of Castell y Gwynt (Final).doc
Comments:New Nuttall 2 Sep 2007, drop 16.0m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 589 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Great rock architectureMark Sims06/10/2017
Llyn Ogwen - Tryfan via the North Ridge - South summit - Glyder Fach - Castell y Gwent - Glyder Fawr - Llyn Idwal - Llyn OgwenMountainTerrier02/09/2017
Ogwen Cottage, Cwm Idwal, Devil's Kitchen/Twll Du, Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt, Glyder Fach, The Cantilever, down via Llyn Bochlwyd to Ogwen Cottage. With 14 year old son.clyoung07/08/2017
tryfan, tryfan far south peak,glder fach, casteill y gwynt, glder fawr, y garn, foel goch, elidir fawr, mynydd perfedd, carnedd y filiast, carnedd north top, from pont pen y benglog.robertphillips06/08/2017
Tryfan - Glyder Fach - Castell y Gwynt - Glyder Fawr from GR: SH 64965 60394ronaldo33314/07/2017
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran, Dave Topliss, Paul ???, Sue Woodhouse, Peter Smylie, Layna Mcmoran. (Parking/start point) Roadside Llyn Ogwen - Tryfan North Ridge - Tryfan - Tryfan South Summit - Bristly Ridge - Glyder Fach - Castell y Gwynt - Glyder Fawr - Llyn Cwn - Devil's Staircase - Lyn Idwal - Ogwen Cottage.redbob20/06/2017
Walked as part of a linear walk from Pen y pass to Capel Curig.dave-harris27/05/2017
Circular from Ogwen. Tryfan, Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Y Garn.Dan Baddeley07/05/2017
From Ogwen cott,up to llyn Bochlwyd then Y Gribin ridge to top across rocky plateau to Glyder Fawr, great views nearer the edge, Snowdon Massif shrouded in cloud. accross to Castell y gwynt-easier up then down, then onto Glyder Fawr & Cantilever, down scree to Bwlch Tryfan past bochlwyd to Ogwen. mostly Sunny some swirling cloud. A good day out.apricorum09/04/2017
KJF From Idwal via Llyn Idwal, Y Gribin (mist closing in at top of ridge)crazy06/04/2017
Tryfan, Tryfan south peak, Glyder Fach, Castell Y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr. From the A5Alunrees3305/04/2017
Bochlywd horseshoeemily10/12/2016
completed whilst on a nav course with Rusty Balelkfwms23/10/2016
With kids - great scramble, perfect weathernix_snilloc21/10/2016
I probably ascended this one in 1999, so this visit was a make sure one as I traversed the rangeColin Crawford07/09/2016
From Devils Kitchen/Glyder Fawr, with Jody. A storm was coming in by this time, our compass had broken and although we were right next to it we couldn't find the way across to Glyder Fach to finish the route. After an hour or two lost in fog we finally found the line of cairns to return the way we came, getting back to the car after dark - interesting day!the_adam06/08/2016
3000 walkunderhill06/08/2016
With Kelly Roger and Martinmy-list19/06/2016
grate walk out with kelly roger and martinDarren-44318/06/2016
Welsh 3000s tripaucuparia15/06/2016
Scrambling on Milestone Gully Approach and Main Gullymarkbarrett197613/05/2016
With Sanjay Chauhan, snow.designrob09/04/2016
From visitors centre, Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr with Mark and Hamish the springer spaniel. Fab day, a bit chilly up top but stayed dry and the sun came out on descent.Saggers13/09/2015
As part of the Welsh 3000s challengemarkbarrett197619/07/2015
Climbed the Gribbin, Castell y Gwynt, Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr then descended the devils kitchen. Very windy but dry. With seven OMC members.wombourne06/06/2015
4/6 Fourth of magnificent walk Tryfan/Tryfan Far South Top/Glyder Fach/Castell Y Gwynt/Glyder Fawr/Y Garn Small scramble to top !Fergalh17/05/2015
From A5 car park near Tryfan. Started sunny, then cloudy and very windy later. Path through Gwern Gof Isaf closed due to filming of King Arthur Film, diverted along road.Slash310/04/2015
Tryfan north face, glyder fach and fawr down devil s kitchen.Owain G04/04/2015
From Ogwen via Y Gribin and Glyder FawrJamesD197210/03/2015
Nuttall walk 2.1: Glyder Fach - Castell y Gwynt - Glyder Fawrronaldo33322/11/2014
Climbed on day off with Rossie.spare.tyres22/10/2014
Welsh 3000's Attemptbyron230201/08/2014
Sixth summit of the Day on an epic exploration from Capel Curig taking the ridge rising to Gallt Yr Ogof, Y Foel Goch, Tryfan Far South Peak, Tryvan, (then injured left knee by slipping and falling heavily on the rocks) scrambled up Bristly ridge, Glyder Fach and then mist started to sweep across the plateaux but still this is a fantastic peak. GReat pinnacles like something out of the Lord of the Rings. Scrambled up to the highest pinnacle and then descended the ridge of pinnacles, some resembling sharpened pencils stuck together before heading on to Glyder Fawr. This is a place where a compass is indispensable as weather can turn very suddenly. Went on to ascend Glyder Fawr and then Y Garn before climbing back over the ridge to trek across to the Pen Y Gwryd hotel via Moel Berfydd.Dazingdale07/07/2014
We had to do this one as it classifies as a Nuttall. Nice scramble up the shattered rock, took a bit of thinking when tired but easy route off to the East.fnem05/07/2014
Attempt at welsh 3000sLouieb7828/06/2014
Parked in Ogwen Valley car park. Bristly Ridge,Glyder Fach, Castell Y Gwynt, Glyder Fawr devil's Kitchen and back to car. Clear day with glorious viewsAlunRees3112/05/2014
With ClubJamesSDonald04/05/2014
Parked below Tryfan ans went up Heather terrace to the south col. Left Lindsey with the dogs while I went up Tryfan. Fine and warm up till we went on the miners track and headed to Glyder Fach when the cloud came in and by the time we got to the cantilever it was raining. Went up Glyder Fack in hail which made it slippery. Castell y Gwynt was also tricky in the hail. Kept to the top of the crags looking down to Bochlwyd and Gribin. Wandered on th where nameless Cwm tops out and on to Glyder Fawr. Descent through Devils kitchen to Idwal and back along A5 to the car.axe.stephen24/04/2014
Emma and Mitchellsmb2019/04/2014
Along from Glyder FachRuth16/04/2014
972m - Saw/Climbed this when doing The Glyders.Rob-Nia15/04/2014
2 day camping trip to Snowdonia.Erika24/03/2014
With Colin.alistairpooler15/03/2014
With Richie - Tryfan, Glyder Fach and Castell y Gwynt before a descent down Y Gribin in the dark. Snow on the tops.Herbert Anchovy23/11/2013
With GilesRichard Lawrenc23/11/2013