The route begins by Llyn y Foel to the east of Moel Siabod's summit. If approaching by the miners' track from Pont Cyfyng (A5) the bog by Llyn y Foel can be avoided by walking further up to the back of the cwm and taking a convenient terrace around to the start of the ridge. All difficulties can be avoided by a path or deviations, but a lot of scrambling can be had by seeking out the best rock. The ridge emerges by the trig point.

Ticklists: Top ridge scrambles of Britain, North Wales Scrambles - Garry Smith (New White Book).

karlb 23/Apr -
quarrtman1 23/Apr Solo
Trace 03/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Mar -
Mark Young 14/Feb Solo
with Helen
will484 09/Jan Solo O/S
with jaynie blake
yelotango ??/2016 Solo
bobstones 15/Nov/15 -
maxsmith 15/Nov/15 -

High winds

mja521 07/Nov/15 Solo

Rather rainy and damp day with 30 mph+ winds but a great little scramble for an otherwise naff day. Bumped into the Welsh Mountaineering Club up there as well. Great day out with Ben Lairig from the University of York!

Hidden 01/Nov/15 -
huw ?/Nov/15 -
stroudy76 ?/Nov/15 -
Hidden 08/Oct/15 Solo rpt
Vanessa Simmons 31/Aug/15 -

Easy scramble, great rock.

with Nicky, Duncan
Hidden 08/Aug/15 -
james.slater 02/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/15 -
Scott Parry 14/Jun/15 Solo
Scott Parry 12/Jun/15 Solo
Mattymck ?/Jun/15 -
CJC ?/Jun/15 -
with Ollie
DaveX ?/Jun/15 Solo

Led a party of 4 over the scramble to the summit of Moel Siabod

Mattlamb90 23/May/15 Solo
with SarahC
DaveDevine 19/May/15 Solo
Andy Hardy 16/Apr/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 06/Apr/15 -
emlynroberts 25/Mar/15 Solo
with Rhys Morgan, Natalie Fenner, Nigel Milner
Astilath 25/Mar/15 Solo
shed_hed 22/Mar/15 Solo O/S

A bit broken but enjoyable. Can be made as easy or as hard as you like. I aimed for the blank looking slabby bits which are actually well featured - in places it felt more like 3c/4a UK tech climbing!

with Catherine Lawrence
Hidden 08/Mar/15 Solo rpt
Maywood96 09/Feb/15 Solo

A wee bit wintery but nothing to write home about, would definitely not call it a winter ascent, certainly no need for crampons other than possible on the descent.

Trevers 19/Jan/15 Solo
BStar 10/Jan/15 Solo

Incredibly windy!

wjcdean 10/Jan/15 Solo

with Adam Rachael and Mike from GMC. Hilariously windy.

Rachael88 10/Jan/15 Solo

Great scramble but very windy! Not sure if I like the wind!

with Mike Bennett, Will, Adam
static266 ??/2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Nov/14 Solo O/S
PanzerHanzler 07/Nov/14 -
Hidden 18/Sep/14 Solo
church465 13/Sep/14 Solo
LJJ77 11/Sep/14 Solo
Hidden 05/Aug/14 Solo
buxtoncoffeelover 23/Jul/14 Solo

Up the ridge seeking out difficulties, then east/west traverse of Moel Siabod

SamTudor91 22/Jul/14 -
Hidden 31/May/14 Solo
Bungle 31/May/14 -
jmbonello 05/May/14 -
Hidden 18/Apr/14 -
Hidden 08/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/14 -
Hidden 28/Mar/14 -
Mr Fuller 23/Mar/14 Solo

Bit of snow and hail on the ridge but not much. Missed the start so headed up the face then joined it further up.

Scott Parry 12/Mar/14 Solo rpt
Scott Parry 01/Mar/14 Solo rpt
Gareth Waite 18/Feb/14 Solo
stratandrew 02/Feb/14 Solo

Most definitely not in winter conditions today, even though there was a little mushy snow about. No need for any sort of spikes or an axe. Great scramble though, but a little too escapable and too many easy options for it to earn any stars.

with KMC
masmith 23/Jan/14 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 -
nj.harris ??/2014 -
Hidden 11/Dec/13 -
MD 08/Dec/13 Solo
with Jo
Happy Wanderer 08/Dec/13 Solo
with Mike D
Hidden ?/Dec/13 -
daviesp2 29/Nov/13 -
J.Atkins 19/Oct/13 -
Hidden 19/Oct/13 -
Hidden 11/Oct/13 -
Hidden 29/Sep/13 -
Scott Parry 16/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Jake463 28/Aug/13 Solo

Scrambled on a hot day from Dolwyddelan. Once out of the forest I stuck to the stream bed to the llyn, which with the ridge gave about 500m of easy broken scrambling. Very enjoyable.

smoreda 28/Aug/13 -
Hidden 28/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Solo
Katherine Ross 03/Jun/13 Solo O/S

A really nice scramble. Barely grade 1 if you stick to the path but there's plenty of opportunity to make it harder. Returning via the main ridge makes a lovely round trip.

useful 25/May/13 -
with Elizabeth
Sam Simpson 19/May/13 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/13 -
Hidden 28/Apr/13 -
Hidden 21/Apr/13 -
masmith 21/Apr/13 -
masmith 21/Apr/13 -
sam26051 01/Apr/13 Solo
with Nigel Hinson
Scott McRae 29/Mar/13 Solo rpt

Winter ascent

kb273 03/Mar/13 -
tleadbeatr 02/Mar/13 -
Hidden 02/Feb/13 -
Steve Woollard 27/Jan/13 Solo
with Joe Bellows, Eike Mueller
Hidden 04/Jan/13 Solo
xusa ??/2013 2nd
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Cadairmanuk 21/Dec/12 -
TheChangeIsCast 18/Dec/12 -
cymjt ?/Dec/12 -
Hidden 28/Oct/12 -
cmsg 26/Oct/12 Solo rpt

Wonderfully clear and cold day. Astonishing view.

Binder 20/Oct/12 -
with Naomi B
Hidden ?/Oct/12 -
jandyd05 ?/Oct/12 -

Hazy on date!

Happy Haggis 15/Sep/12 -
Neil Watson 25/Aug/12 -

With Brend, Claire and Hugh (RMC) Great day even if a little damp and misty on the top.

Stephen Halliday 19/Aug/12 Solo
Hidden 13/Jun/12 Lead
Oujmik ?/Jun/12 Solo

Beautiful ridge, very easy but fun scrambling with harder steps available if you look

with Jyoti
Adderbury Climber 12/May/12 Solo
cmsg 10/Apr/12 -

Second time on the hill. First time on this ridge.

with Peter Gannarelli
abercolin 07/Apr/12 Solo O/S

A pleasant scramble on a miserable day.

Jon Olliffe 08/Mar/12 -
Mattlamb90 29/Jan/12 Solo
with Tibbett
jimmy7 19/Jan/12 -
Hidden 13/Jan/12 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Ian Hall ??/2012 -
Barrez ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
MikeDowsett ??/2012 -


with Ventures
Hidden 19/Dec/11 -
pzkeeper 13/Nov/11 -
with Paul S
CM1992 13/Oct/11 Solo
with UMWC
lewk_c 26/Sep/11 Solo
Hidden 26/Sep/11 Solo
Hidden 20/Aug/11 Solo O/S
OllyT 01/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/11 -
maxsmith 20/Jun/11 Solo
Hidden 04/Jun/11 -
sims ?/May/11 -
with Nick
Mike Peacock 29/Apr/11 -
with David Jackson & John Stringer
Hidden ?/Apr/11 -
marc1967 13/Mar/11 -
with Roger Payne
Hidden 08/Feb/11 Solo β
Hidden ??/2011 -
Mal Grey ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
CGlennie ??/2011 -
Kamikaze Badger ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
franny ??/2011 -
Bee_1 ??/2011 -
Mr Fuller 27/Nov/10 -


JBlackford97 22/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Kate Edhouse 23/Oct/10 Solo
with ML Training
Hidden 23/Oct/10 -
mysterion 01/Oct/10 -
Robbie 26/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Caralynh 03/Sep/10 Solo

1 star for the route, 3 stars for the views on a stunning warm blue-sky day

emlynroberts 22/Aug/10 Solo
with alone
SAF 27/Jul/10 Solo

George and his phone sucummbed to the bog monster before we even got to the start of the ridge!!!! Low cloud but overall visibility was ok.

with George Bradford
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Solo
Hidden 30/May/10 Solo
matty123 07/May/10 Lead
Mike Peacock 01/May/10 -
ian2707 26/Apr/10 -
FrankW 25/Apr/10 Solo rpt
with Dave Graham, MMC Various, Mark Thompson
jack.williams1 28/Feb/10 -
Hidden 01/Feb/10 Sent dnf
Hidden ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
trish1968 29/Jan/10 Solo

Great scramble had to carefully negotiate the icy parts

with Si
sjdg5 29/Jan/10 Solo
John HW 02/Jan/10 -

Full on winter conditions

with Rhys HW, Ben HW, Tarquin, Cath
Ben HW 02/Jan/10 -

"Very windy on the top" Said the man. However we didn't listen! It turned out to be very windy on the top!

with Tarquin, John Howell-Walmsley, Cath Howell-Walmsley
Hidden 02/Jan/10 -
Tarquin ?/Jan/10 -
with johnhw
marc1967 ??/2010 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Dec/09 -
Hidden 19/Dec/09 Solo O/S
Glyn Davidson 19/Dec/09 -

gashed my head with the adze of my ice axe :S

Hidden 06/Dec/09 Solo
viking 06/Oct/09 Solo
Nigel Bond 21/Sep/09 Lead
with ML Assessment team
Roget ?/Aug/09 -
with steve
Hidden 20/Jul/09 -
quarryman 18/Jul/09 Solo

My new favourite ridge walk

with Chris Taylor
RANGITOTO 27/May/09 Solo
d80f0u 24/May/09 Solo
with Jo
Hidden 03/May/09 Solo rpt
jonathandavey 26/Apr/09 -
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Solo
michael burrows 10/Apr/09 Solo rpt

and the dogs

Lallylandslider 10/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 11/Mar/09 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/09 -
ayuplass 24/Jan/09 Solo

used a descent in deep snow then went back up the gully next to the ridge

Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
dansmonkeytroubles ?/Dec/08 Solo O/S
with Tom Harris
Hidden 23/Nov/08 -
Nigel Bond 29/Oct/08 Lead
with Derk
Mike Peacock 12/Oct/08 -


Hidden 21/Jul/08 Solo
Mike Peacock 02/Jul/08 -
with Will Farrelly, Susan Barnes
Hidden 29/Jun/08 -
Hidden 16/Mar/08 -
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Solo
monkeyboyraw ??/2008 Solo
Hidden 29/Sep/07 -
mountainbagger ?/Sep/07 Solo

Nice ridge - have to seek out the scrambling to make it even a Grade 1. Would be ideal for a newcomer to scrambling as can pick and choose rock.

with Mrs Mountainbagger
snafu64 09/Jun/07 -

a good day and a nice scramble but flies the size of sheep at the top had to start off with in 5 Min's

with friends
Kamikaze Badger ?/May/07 Solo
tractorbachcoch 21/Apr/07 Lead
with Teresa
Lady T 21/Apr/07 -
with Iwan
OldMartin 14/Feb/07 Lead
with Gill
Aaron Lines ??/2007 -
Rich Kay ?/Oct/05 -
with sherp
FrankW 02/Jul/05 Solo rpt
with None
Hidden ?/Jun/05 Lead
Hidden 23/Jan/05 Solo O/S
Mike Peacock 22/Jan/05 -

With the UMWC in deep snow and thick mist.

Hidden ??/2005 -
rambler_gary ??/2005 -
FrankW 19/Dec/04 Solo rpt
with Trace Quine, Lou, Joe, Laura
FrankW 25/Sep/04 Solo rpt
with Roland K, Laura
FrankW 13/Jul/04 Solo O/S
with Laura
Hidden ?/Jul/04 -
Hidden ??/2003 Solo
Rich Kay ?/Aug/00 -
sgl0jd ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
MartinN 24/Oct/98 Solo O/S
puddingstone ??/1997 -
with Andy
babymoac ??/1997 -
with Liz
Hidden ??/1994 Solo
Hidden 20/Apr/92 Solo
lithos ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 Solo
crowberry gully 10/Jan/89 Solo
PaulHermes ??/1987 -
Pete Pozman 24/Feb/85 Solo

Chamois Club outing

Iain Thow ?/Aug/77 Solo
babymoac ??/0000 -
with Liz
BenRyle ??/0000 Solo rpt
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