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Cadair Idris Western Summits

Cadair Idris Western Summits

Postby Broggy1 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:13 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Craig-las, Craig-y-llyn

Date walked: 04/03/2017

Time taken: 4.45

Distance: 20.3 km

Ascent: 1284m

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I'd been keen to attack the Western summits of Cadair Idris from the Mawddach side having previously climbed the higher summits from the East and a two day trip to Wales with some friends gave me the chance to do so.

The forecast had been - typically for Wales - for heavy showers and wind and true to form we didn't complete the round without getting drenched.

Views came and went but the whole walk was very enjoyable. Starting from sea level and heading over the attractive and character filled small peak of Pared y Cefn hir on the way and then on to the smooth and grassy ridges of Craig-las and Craig-y-llyn.

1 Starting out.JPG
Starting out from near Arthog

2 Waterfalls.JPG
The initial route is through wooded valleys alongside waterfalls

3 Pared y Cefn Hir ahead.JPG
After a short road walk Pared y Cefn hir is ahead and pretty dominant for it's size

4 Pared y Cefn Hircloser.JPG
Pared y Cefn hir again

4 Summit Pared y Cefn Hir.JPG
Me on the summit of Pared y Cefn hir looking over to Cadair Idris

5 Back to Pared y Cefn Hir.JPG
Back to Pared y Cefn hir

6 Over Llynnau Cregennen to Craig-y-llyn.JPG
Looking over Llynnau Cregennen to Craig-y-llyn

7 Heading for main Cadair ridge.JPG
After another brief road walk it was time to head for the main ridge

8 Joining the pony path with Cyfrwy in view.JPG
A faint grassy path eventually joins the well made Pony path with Cyfrwy ahead (not much snow today...there would be lot's more the day after!)

9 Back to Pared y Cefn Hir.JPG
Looking back to Pared y Cefn hir

10 Pony path with Craig Las in view.JPG
On the Pony path with Craig-las/Tyrrau Mawr in view

11 Top of pony path.JPG
Top of the Pony path

12 Grassy ridge to Craig Las.JPG
It's lovely grassy walking from here over the ridge to Craig-las - but the weather has caught up with us!

13 Craig Las summit.JPG
Craig-las summit area

14 Craif-y-llyn summit.JPG
Craig-y-llyn summit area - still nice walking but drenched at this point

15 Back out of the rain.JPG
Back out of the rain and heading back to Arthog
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Re: Cadair Idris Western Summits

Postby ChrisW » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:17 am

That's a good long trudge in the wet Broggy...I've almost forgotten what a drenching feels like...not sure I want to remember either :lol: :lol:
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