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Name:Pen yr Ole Wen
Hill number:1969
Height:978m / 3209ft
Parent (Ma):1965  Carnedd Llewelyn
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Carneddau
County/UA:Conwy (CoU), Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Ogwen
Class:Simm, Furth, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge
(Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:SH 65598 61947
Summit feature:ground 5m N of cairn
Drop:45m
Col:933m  SH654622  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Survey:Abney level
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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
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
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
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
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
From Idwal. Also climbed in July 2015Chasejet28/06/2018
Twelfth of Welsh 3000s week.PeakyPete28/06/2018
WELSH 3000's Started 03:30 in the Pen-y-Pass CP with GAVIN SIMPSON and DAVE FOWLER > Craig Fach > Crib Goch (3028) > Crib y Ddysgl (3495) > Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa (3560) > (Nant Peris) > Elidir Fawr (3031) > Y Garn (3107) > Glyder Fawr (3284) > Castell y Gwynt (3189) > Glyder Fach (3262) > Tryfan Far South Peak > Tryfan (3010) > (Llyn Ogwen) > Pen yr Ole Wen (3209) > Carnedd Dafydd (3425) > Carnedd Llewelyn (3491) > Yr Elen (3156) > Foel Grach (3200) > Garnedd Uchaf [Carnedd Gwenllian] (3035) > Foel-fras (3097) > finished 22:30 SH73164 66324 29 miles - 14300 ft ascent (19 hours)Mark A Hartry02/06/2018
Llaberis to Abergwyngregyn climbing all the 3000s in the Glyderau and Carneddau (plus a few extra Nuttalls).tomd430/04/2018
Climbed on Stuarts Trans Cambrian TrekBannor08/04/2018
Pen Yr Ole Wen via the steep south ridge and then on to Carnedd Dafydd. Descended into Ffynnon Lloer.knarf08/04/2018
Pen Yr Ole Wen via Cwm Lloer and the east ridge. Continued on to Carnedd Dafydd & Carnedd Llewelyn.knarf11/01/2018
Llwytmor, Foel-fras, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Grach, Yr Elen, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Pen Yr Ole Wenkeithouk24/09/2017
parked on A5 near Tryfan obvious path most of the way crossing lots of streams solocolinfielding19/09/2017
Pen Yr Ole Wen, Foel Meirch, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and Pen Yr Helgi Du.crax7319/09/2017
Solo walk from Idwal, followed the path along the northern shore of Llyn Ogwen the up Cwm Lloer. Good weather and unfolding views until the cliffs at the top of the ridge, then mist on the summit. On to Dafydd via the huge cairn on Carnedd Fach.thesweetcheat26/08/2017
Reached on route to the county top of conwy Carnedd Llewelyn. Ample free parking around Llyn Ogwen. Second visit as part of a round of 2000ft summits first 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 ROWLETT25/08/2017
Beautiful clear day, route from Lake OgwenLisa19/08/2017
With Patrick, absolutely foul conditions, up from Idwal and then back via the East Ridge.designrob12/08/2017
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
Followed the Afon Lloer up from Ogwen MR HQ, a scramble up the eastern side of Pen Yr Ole Wen and then a descent from Craig Llugwy down through Carreg Minianog. Vis was good, another sunny day.char4chocs19/05/2017
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
Ascend from Carnedd Dafydd, descend SE route (lost path on descent, went too far S)Dan Baddeley26/03/2017
Ascend and descend via SW route.Dan Baddeley17/03/2017
Pen yr Ole Wen via the east ridge from Glenn Dena. Up and down on a miserably cloudy day.knarf17/01/2017
From Llyn Ogwen (SH 65946 60189) - Glan Dena - Ffynnon Lloer - Pen yr Ole Wen - Carnedd Fach - Foel Meirch - Carnedd Dafydd - Carnedd Llewelyn - Bwlch Eryl Farchog - Ffynnon Llugwy. Long descent to Foel Meirch and re-ascent to Carnedd Dafydd.david23020102/10/2016
3000 walkunderhill06/08/2016
Parked opposite Tal y Lyn Ogwe and followed the Affon Lloer before setting up the excellent east ridge with some fine scrambling. Carried on round the ridge to Carnedd Daffyd.Campbell Singer21/07/2016
Alone, and wild camped on the East Ridge.designrob15/07/2016
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 afterwards.Lazylizzie03/07/2016
Vegan Welsh 3000s V3K Ultra race CraigW18/06/2016
Welsh 3000s tripaucuparia16/06/2016
A walk up Pen yr Ole Wen with the kidshillexplorer04/04/2016