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Moel Siabod In Poppiesraras footprints (well kinda)

Moel Siabod In Poppiesraras footprints (well kinda)


Postby Rekrab » Wed May 25, 2011 10:57 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Moel Siabod

Date walked: 25/05/2011

Time taken: 5.5

Distance: 9.75 km

Ascent: 874m

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Since moving to Wales this Mountain was the first I'd laid my eyes on as I cycled to Betws for work the first time I was blown away at this Shark fin popping out above the valley.
so with a break in the weather I thought I'd take my family for a walk up Moel Siabod from Pont Cyfyng.

the first section was a good paved path that quickly turned into a land rover track and then over to a lovely Plateau with Views to the Southern and Eastern Carneddau and the Glyders
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First road section

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Looking down the Valley to Betws-y-coed on a Cracking day
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Beth Soaking up the Views of the Carneddau

we intended on heading up the N ridge and then descending by the same route but we just followed the tourist path up the hill and found ourselves on the quarry side and decided to go up the SE ridge but we were reluctant as we had our Daughter with us so we were not up for down climbing the SE ridge at all.
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Beth heading towards the SE ridge about to take in all the Llyns and quarries


we had a nice wander off path around Llyn Y Foel before heading up the SE ridge.
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Llyn Y Foel

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Llyn y Foel and Moel Siabods SE ridge


so my wife was raging with me at this point as she's never been on a scramble and I had our 18 month old daughter on my back so we had to be careful. I was just hoping that my wife would enjoy her first ever scramble but she was to concerned about the baby to enjoy :( so I did easy route finding and she followed reluctantly.
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the walkers above looked like they were having a hard time with this section so we went to the left of this pointy boulder.

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Looking along the SE ridge to the Summit

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Beth climbing up SE ridge with Llyn y foel below

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looking to the last pull.

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Lovely views of the N ridge

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Last boulder section

starting to get tired now and glad that the climbing is over, Summit is reached and picnic was had the Summit shelter was welcomed as the wind was picking up and with more high winds due Thursday they were starting to come in.
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Me and Kate on the Summit (in the distance)

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Snowdon without haze for once!

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N ridge from Summit

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descent path leading to Plas y Brenin and Plas Curig

after a pleasant walk down with the wind picking up and the clouds coming in the Highway was welcomed and we had a whole 3 minutes to wait for or bus.
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waiting for the bus to Betws-y-coed in Capel curig


thanks for reading

MacKenzie,
Last edited by Rekrab on Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Moel Siabod In Poppiesraras footprints (well kinda)

Postby skuk007 » Thu May 26, 2011 6:09 pm

Nice report MacKenzie, and great views. Looks like this part of Wales missed all the rain recently if you only did this yesterday.
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Re: Moel Siabod In Poppiesraras footprints (well kinda)

Postby poppiesrara » Thu May 26, 2011 6:48 pm

Great stuff, Mackenzie, and some terrific pics & views. Now I can see how it should have looked (the ascent ridge looks especially fine - and quite daunting - when you can see it all the way up from below), I rather feel the urge to go back again!
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Re: Moel Siabod In Poppiesraras footprints (well kinda)

Postby Rekrab » Fri May 27, 2011 6:44 am

it was a good walk and the scrambling was un-expected fun

MacKenzie,
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Re: Moel Siabod In Poppiesraras footprints (well kinda)

Postby susanmyatt » Fri May 27, 2011 7:10 am

Nice report Rekrab, have done this from both sides and your route is best, great views from the top,thanks :D
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Re: Moel Siabod In Poppiesraras footprints (well kinda)

Postby yokehead » Fri May 27, 2011 1:43 pm

Brilliant report. 8) :D

Have you been forgiven yet for the scrambling route?!
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Re: Moel Siabod In Poppiesraras footprints (well kinda)

Postby Paul Webster » Fri May 27, 2011 3:56 pm

Good report - and some sunshine on WH at last 8) :D
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Re: Moel Siabod In Poppiesraras footprints (well kinda)

Postby MarkJ008 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:42 am

Handy report, as intend going up here next Friday. Was checking out routes and whatnot. Feel the scramble could be just what we need, as it's Tryfan the following day. Be good practise I feel. Nice one.
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