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Name:Moel Siabod
Hill number:1980
Height:872.2m / 2862ft
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Moelwyns
County/UA:Conwy (CoU)
Catchment:Conwy
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg,Cm,T100,P500)
Grid ref:SH 70527 54634
Summit feature:rock 4m WSW of trig point
Drop:599.9m
Col:272.3m  SH 6604 5560  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL18E
Survey:obvious summit/Trimble GeoXH 6000
Comments:LIDAR data indicates a col height of 272.5 with a consequent drop of 599.7m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 852 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Set off in beautiful clear dry weather. At summit cloud closed in, fairly heavy rain bursts and wind gusts of 50mph - had difficulty standing upright !Mickeyfinn04/09/2019
From NE starting at Tyn y Coed hotel CP about 200m NW of start of private road, parking £3. Good road then good track to 375m reservoir, then dilapidated and very wet path past 535m lake and onto steep and scrambly east ridge. NE ridge would have been nicer and probably easier. Descended NNE and soon picked up path NNE down to 250m, then track east to footbridge, a much nicer and easier route than route of ascent.Topographer5723/08/2019
Up from Pont Cyfyng via Llyn y Foel and Dear Ddu ridge.andrew.morel20/08/2019
Insta meet on my Birthday. Scrambling with a large chocolate cake!Sockpan06/07/2019
the expected thunderstorm never arrived, so it stayed warm & humid all daydavie24/06/2019
Climbed with Peter Thirkettlepsburgess19/05/2019
Afternoon climb, bit cloudy but cleared up nicely good descent along the ridgerossdrummond17/05/2019
Walked from Pont-y-Cyfyng via the Daear Ddu ridge.philroyle19/04/2019
Ascended from Pont-y-Cyfyng via Llyn y foel to Daear Ddu ridge winding around to the summit and descending to the north along the moorland path. Brilliant weather, patchy snow on summit, wet underfoot.char4chocs07/04/2019
a great walk out and up the ridge with George and ben who i met on the way up there snowed most of the day which made its tricky was nice to have 5 mins in the shelter at the summitDarren-44317/03/2019
My CMC walkgreenways02/02/2019
Perfect day...lots of snow...walked up from Capel curig.steven ruffles23/01/2019
A hill I have long wanted to climb. Parked on A5 near Pont Cyfyng (Waterfall) - Track to Quarries - Llyn-y-foel - Daear Ddu - Carnedd Moel Siabod (Summit and Trig) - circuited Llyn-y-foel on return leg.briandavies05/01/2019
Fantastic days walking, climbed through the cloud to be rewarded with a glimpse of a sunlit mountain top across the valley through a chink in the cloud, then a few minutes later and a bit more climbing brought us into bright sunlight, clear blue sky with the valleys full of cloud. Slowly the valleys cleared too. To cap it all on the way down, a large cloud formed in the valley and blew towards us, with the low sun behind us we were rewarded with a brilliant Brocken Specter, amazing day.Bernard17/11/2018
Parked in Bryn Glo carpark, walked up the north-east ridge to the summit. Summit misted over. Descended the north-north-east path back to Capel Curig, and then along the river back to Bryn Glo.noxibis01/10/2018
From Pont Cyfyrig via east ridge. Descent via NE ridge.Winterfloodian07/09/2018
Moel Siabod via the Daear Ddu ridge from Pont-Cyfyng (Capel Curig). Glorious blue sky day; very warm.knarf26/07/2018
Climbed up from Pont Cyfyng via the Y Pellennig summit Garreg Amlwg and then Daear Ddu. Walked off down to Pen Y Gryd for a pint or two of their homemade lemonade.DanMaisieBex14/07/2018
Ascent from Pont-Cyfyng, with scramble up the Ddaer-ddu ridge - a lovely route.kasharic03/07/2018
From the Siabod Cafe via Coed Bryn-engan and the north flank, returning via Plas y Brenin. NW Office walk in very hot sunny weather.Man of Kernow129/06/2018
Sunny and hot. With Vikky Harper, Claire Preston and Rob Rodgrigues. Parked on road just above Plas y Brenin. Took fottbridge path to summit and came down via path to the north (indistinct towards the bottom).Nancy Blackett24/06/2018
First alone hikeHarrismiles 12/05/2018
Nuttall Walktomd402/05/2018
Turned back halfway up ridge due to weather conditionsBrannigan31/03/2018
With CUHWC duffers. Up and down the good path from Plas y Brenin in snow and strong easterly winds.Mark Jackson18/03/2018
From Pont Cyfyng by the Daer Ddu. Descent to Plas-y-Brenin after traversing the north-east ridge tops. With AW and MP.Man of Kernow111/03/2018
From the layby near Plas Y Brenin. Moel Siabod, Clogwyn Bwlch-Y-Maen and Carnedd Y Cribau. Beautiful day, very cold!!Alunrees3313/11/2017
With walking group, Let's Go and... Started at the Bryn-Glo B&B/cafe and ascended up the Daear Ddu ridge. Hail, sun, wind and rainbowsLazylizzie04/11/2017
Traverse from Dolywydellan - Pont-Cyfyng, up Daer Ddu ridge and down NE ridge on a rather cold and blustery day. Great viewpoint.benalder28417/10/2017
A scramble up the Daear Ddu ridge and then back along the cresthillexplorer03/10/2017
Ascent from Pont-Cyfyng and then found an easy route up the Daer Ddu ridge.Alan Caine26/08/2017
From Dolywyddelanjulianacbarry12/08/2017
Great day. Great views and weather.yeha02/07/2017
Nuttalls walk 5.1 from Pont CyfyngTony J10/06/2017
sotamike.hartley23/04/2017
From Dolwyddelan, up Moel Siabod, Clogwyn Bwlch y Maen, Carnedd y Cribau, Cerrig Cochion,Moel Meirch, Yr Arddu, Clogwyn Dolwyddelan. A superb round but boggy in places with great views. Mart sank to his thighs at one point!!John Eley17/04/2017
11 degrees at Bryn Glo. Overcast, windy. Cloud base 3000'. Circuit of Llyn y Foel. A mountain of hidden talents. 3 hours.Wycombe Wanderer03/04/2017
LUUHC Rain all dayCallumS17/03/2017
Started from Castle Elan hotel (nice) in Dolwyddelan, up forest tracks, the up hillside via beautiful waterfalls and then up ridge to SE to summit. Off via NE ridge and loop round back to start. A cloudless day, fantastic visibility and great views. Superb.Cas-gwent15/03/2017
With Jonny, Alex and Ted.zaul_uk28/12/2016
With RobLouieb7810/12/2016
Great mountain. Long hard slog though from capel curig. Views spectacular well worth doingAJ_UNSWORTH10/11/2016
Moel Siabod via the Daear Ddu ridge from Pont-Cyfyng (Capel Curig).knarf15/10/2016
From the Gmc hutFifi6009/10/2016
Nuttall 418. Parked in Siabod Cafe car park. In fact parked there overnight to get early start on Yr Aran. Straight forward route over bridge opposite, following forest track through plantion to fence onto open fell. Well trodden path easy enough to follow, apart from small section on the middle, to rim of summit plateau. Summit off to right over boulder field with trig point on large obvious rocky prominence.SteveSmith08/10/2016
Clockwise from Brn glo via garegg Amlwg no visibility at top no viewsunderhill07/10/2016
From Dolwyddelan. Up and down Daear Ddu ridge. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/manod-fawr-and-moel-siabod.htmlGayle15/08/2016
Scrambled up Daear Ddu ridge and down NE ridge back to Capel Curig, with Emily Schlereth.Matt Smith20/07/2016
Parked on the Bryn Glo cp, cafe closed. Up via the tarmac road and did a clockwise circuit, didn't take the ridge but the easy path was a hard walk. The descent on the ridge is tough on the kneesbardolph07/06/2016
I did this walk the wrong way round as I came down Daear Ddu and, since it's a little bit of a scramble, it's probably better to go up that way and down the other. This is an ideal half way walk and took me about 4 hours. Parked on the A5 layby just opposite Bryn Glo (which is also a car park and has a tea room). Crossed the river and followed the river bank upstream and then headed through Coed Bryn-engan which had a fine display of blue bells, despite the fact that it was the last day of May. A surprisingly busy top, passed quite a few people, but it was half term. Great views of Snowdon on the way up. Came down to Llyn y Foel via Ddaer Ddu which was a little bit of a scramble. The ruined quarry was also very interesting on the descent, must have been pretty substantial in its day.tsharp31/05/2016