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Name:Pen Llithrig y Wrach
Hill number:1989
Height:798.6m / 2620ft
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Carneddau
County/UA:Conwy (CoU)
Catchment:Conwy
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:SH 71625 62293
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:180.3m
Col:618.3m  SH 7095 6263  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17E
Survey:obvious summit/Trimble GeoXH 6000
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started at Joe browns and walked up road before 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
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
From Creigiau Gleison - descent through heather (very uneven ground in places), would have been better using grass a little further S. Crossed a footbridge over inflow to Llyn Cowlyd then ascent of the shapely Pen, using various paths. Super views.ger17/07/2018
park behind joe browns on 3 day back pack of carneddauunderhill12/05/2018
From Capel Curig: Pen Llithrig y Wrach, Creigiau Gleision North Top,Creigiau Gleision, Craiglwyn, Craig Wen, Crimpiau. Really hard walk,on Good Friday: 12 miles over rough terrain and feint paths. Took 9+ hours.Lazylizzie30/03/2018
Visited Carnedd Llewelyn first - from Gwern Gof Isaf campsite (£2 parking charge) on A5 via the Welsh Water tarmac road up to Ffynnon Llugwy Reservoir. Then backtrack to Bwlch Ery Farchog to Pen Llithrig y Wrach. Down to footbridge at SH702609 and then follow reservoir leat back to Welsh Water tarmac road and campsite gate on A5.G4OBK (Phil)25/07/2017
Moel Eilio, Craig Ffynnon, Pen Llithrig y Wrachkeithouk21/05/2017
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
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
799mThe Grouse05/05/2017
Bob & DukeDukeNukem25/04/2017
sotamike.hartley23/04/2017
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
With Trefor. Water board access road, north to ridge. On to Carnedd Llewelyn Back To col and on to Pen yr Helg Du and Pen Llithrig y Wrack. Dropped down to leat and followed it to track back to start. Winter conditions.mike.hoult30/11/2016
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
Started Tal-y-Braich track end. Up to and along leat. Bogfest of a rough slog to Bwlch y Tri Marchog, lovely firmness to Pen Llithrig y Wrach. Lost path on way down to reservoir. Over bridge and rough slog up to Creigiau Gleision. Marginally different line on descent found lots of useful trods. Down to Capel Curig. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/pen-llithrig-y-wrach-and-creigiau.htmlGayle17/08/2016
Great hill. Nice views. Pretty boggy the way we went up, then craggy down to lake. A good rainbow near the top.jenx29/12/2015
With Jenx. Parked carefully at access to water board road gate near Helyg and used bridleway then water leat to gain access to upper cym leading to bealach west of Pen Llithrig y Wrach. Bagged the unclassified top Clogwyn Llech Lefn [Bwlch y Tri Marchog Top]. Oneards to Craigeau Gleison to finish the mornings walking.nordicstar29/12/2015
Nuttall walk 1.4: Craig Eigiau - Craig Eigiau South Top - Clogwyn Llech Lefn - Pen Llithrig y Wrach - Craiglwyn - Craiglwyn N-W Top - Creigiau Gleision - Creigiau Gleision sub top - Creigiau Gleision N Topronaldo33303/10/2015
From end of minor road from Trefriw near Llyn Cowlyd Reservoir,to Creigiau Gleision North Top,Creigiau Gleision, CraiglwynWestdenewalker19/09/2015
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
Hot and sunny, good views, from Capel Curig car park behind shop/cafe.iangalbraith10/07/2015
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 walk 1.4 with Lindsay and Steve. Fine sunny but hazy day. We found this walk tough going, rough underfoot in places - 11.2 miles and 4200ft of ascent - seemed more!Crib Goch23/04/2015
Nuttalls walk 1.4 with Martin, Steve, Brian and Frank. Lovely weather, hard terrain in places.Lou23/04/2015
see Pen yr Helhi Du logDewi Prysor05/04/2015
from parking at 687603,follow ditch then up SW slopes, then Cregiuu Gleason very windy and coldThearlaichdubh26/03/2015
Solo walk on CUHWC Vacation Trip to Cwm Dyli. Nr Capel - Craig Wen - Creigiau Gleision ridge - dam - Pen Llithrig y Wrach - back. The Creigiau Gleision Nuttalls are fantastic. Weather deteriorated on Pen Llithrig.AGWilliamson13/03/2015
GG. A round including Pen Yr Helgi Du, G crossed on to do lower slopes of Carneddd LlewelynIdris24/01/2015
Running with James, David and Adrian.haydnw09/11/2014
Nuttall walkRuth04/10/2014
From Bwlch y TrimarchogJohnStoneham15/07/2014
Final and 10th summit of the day on an Epic traverse of the Carneddau from Llanfairfechan, taking in Carnedd Y ddelw, Drum, Foel-Fras, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Groch, Yr Elen, Carnedd Llewellyn, Pen yr Helgi Du,Clogwyn Llech Lefn. My knees were starting to hurt, took steep path down, cutting across to a less steep line before using track all the way to Capel Curig. What a day!!Dazingdale05/07/2014
EXCELLENT ASCENT OF PEN YR OLE WEN BY NUTTALLS' RECOMMENDED ROUTE THEN ALONG RIDGE TO CARNEDD DAFYDD. PICKED UP PATH OUT TO YR ELEN, THEN BACK OVER CARNEDD LLEWELYN AND UP EXCITING RIDGE ONTO PEN YR HELGI DU. PUSHED ON TO INCLUDE PEN LLITHRIG Y WRACH AND DOWN LONG GRASSY SLOPE TO LEAT FOR RETURN. GLORIOUS SUNNY WEATHER AND A REALLY SUPERB RIDGE WALK. LEFT FOEL MEIRCH FOR ANOTHER DAY FROM BETHESDA.BURGESS01/07/2014
No visibility at all which was annoying as from the col above Cwm Eigiau I could clearly see the top of the much larger Tryffan.Herbert Anchovy28/05/2014
Parked at car park near Llyn Eigiau Resevoir. Craig Eigiau, Carnedd Llewelyn, Pen Yr Helgi Du, Clogwyn Llech Lefn, Craig Ffynon and Moel Eilio. Very warm, some exceptional views :-)AlunRees3101/04/2014
From A5 via Pen yr Helgi Du and down to Capel for cake at Moel Siabod CafePepandJen16/03/2014
From the end of minor road above Tal-y-bont, a round of Craig Eigiau and Pen Llithrig y Wrach.rhalstead05/11/2013
From A5 / Gwern Gof Isaf and straight across bog to foot of mountain - never again. Way back via leet and access track skirting the bog was much better!M0YDH04/10/2013
2nd of 5 for the day.bolton27/09/2013
CJM27/09/2013
Climbed with Jonathan for the Brew with a View event. Appalling weather meant a shortened walk featuring only this summit after walking the length of Llyn Cowlyd. Strong winds and rain.meltdiceburg15/09/2013
Climbed from Capel Curig and on to Pen yr Hegli du. Back to CC on the turnpike road. Fantastic views of the Glyders, Tryfan etc. Alone. Sunny.Saggers16/08/2013
Tough walk under blue skies and temps in the low 20's.denisB5206/06/2013
Fine sunny day. Included Craig Eigiau, Carnedd Llewelyn and Pen yr Helgi Ddu.axe.stephen26/05/2013
Loads of snow.Simba02/04/2013
From Capel Curig. With Becky, Tom and Fiona on CUHWC Cwm Dyli trip. Very snowy - planned Creigiau Gleision too but cut short due to compacted ice and deep drifts on these unfrequented hills. Returned via Llyn Cowlyd.Mark Jackson01/04/2013
From Capel Curig via Maen Trichwmwd. Abominably wet until the ridge is gained. Wonderful mountain atop though.Jake99401/12/2012
coming from carnedd LlewelynMad Tom07/11/2012