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[Llech Ddu spur. The horses and walkers give some scale., 1 kb]The scramble starts above Llech Ddu. Gain it by ascending into Cwmglas Bach then cutting back left along a ramp to arrive above the crag. From here simply follow the ridge up. Some obstacles can be avoided. The ridge soon merges with the summit slopes. Walk up these to reach the top of Carnedd Dafydd

Ticklists: Top ridge scrambles of Britain, Favourite Snowdonia Scrambles, Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton.

Photo: Llech Ddu spur. The horses and walkers give some scale. © Neil Watson
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This climb is in 182 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Really nice scramble. I got to walk on the slab this time - last time it had a covering of snow!
Katherine Ross - Solo rpt - 25/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo - 29/May/14

Hidden - 17/May/14

Good spring scramble, dry and fun
Steve Kempley - 04/May/14

snowy
maxsmith - Solo - 17/Jan/14

Hidden - 10/Jan/14

Nick Biven - 2014

Hidden - 2014

very snowy - did not finish/turned around
s.tietz - 29/Dec/13 with Craig Rice, Heather Rumble

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Dec/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/13

We climbed this un-roped. Conditions were good, but the rock was greasy. As a result, we side-stepped the table top rock slab.
gravity - 08/Dec/13 with Chris Colebrook

Hidden - 05/Sep/13

ChrisB.19 - 24/Aug/13 with Allan FW

useful - Solo rpt - 27/Jul/13 with Craig W

Chris dyer - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Tom Moores

TheChangeIsCast - 09/Jul/13

Hidden - 06/Jul/13

ian2707 - 08/Jun/13 with Roz

CM1992 - Solo - 23/Apr/13

The weather was a lot warmer, humid and less windy than forecast. Good circuit, though!
useful - 09/Mar/13 with Tim

Really nice scrambling but extra care required with a layer of fresh snow. Went round the slabby crux.
Katherine Ross - Solo O/S - 01/Feb/13

Glyn Davidson - Solo - 13/Jan/13 with Liz Hewitt

Hidden - 2013

wykealpha - 2013

First Scramble
lucyh - Solo - 17/Nov/12 with Dave Beynon, Sharon Beynon, Neil McEwan, Greg Kimble, Sarah Flint, Abi Carpenter

quick 4 hrs 'up & back' - light winds, sunshine & good visibility until 10 mins after summiting when wind picked up and clouds lowered over tops for half an hour. Great scramble in BG scrambling shoes (slightly damp/slippy on grass & moss and start/finish areas were a tad boggy in places)
danny269 - Solo - 07/Oct/12

On mountain leader training. Walked in from Gerlan the day before and wild camped alongside Cwm Pen Llafar below Carnedd Dafydd. Great out of the way route with fantastic atmosphere and great views from the top!
2RoyalAnglian - Solo - 01/Sep/12

Neil Metcalfe101 - Sep/12 with Geoff Brieley

On ML training
Dan Lane - Solo O/S - Sep/12

Theeni - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Jo Prichard

tomdadom - Solo - Aug/12

Nordic - 22/Jul/12 with Jodie Munks

Neil Metcalfe101 - Jul/12

Went up on my own in 25 mins.
Neil Metcalfe101 - Jul/12

Happy Haggis - 30/Jun/12 with Hugh Robinson

Robbo1 - Lead - 30/Jun/12 with Jen Robinson

gseywald - Solo - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - Solo - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - 05/May/12

Hidden - May/12

Neil Metcalfe101 - 18/Mar/12 with Melanie, T, Andy Odger

malc - 25/Feb/12 with Carl M, Martin Hewes, Nick

mike kann - 2012

kjb - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Lobsbelow - 2012

malc - Solo - 31/Dec/11 with Paul Scott

Steve Woollard - Solo - 12/Nov/11 with Keith Robson, Trevor Smith

Hidden - Solo - 06/Nov/11

Very easy, quiet and pleasant
trivett - 30/Oct/11 with Jools O'Neill

Luke Owens - Solo - 22/Oct/11 with Danielle Louise Hilton

Hidden - Solo rpt - 08/Oct/11

Templeton Adams - 08/Oct/11 with tez young, Darren H

tubby Tez - Solo - 08/Oct/11 with daddybear2004, templeton adams

Beatiful day, there was about twenty other people doing the same route and also about another 40 on the peak. I guess that is what happens in good weather.
Iron Face - Solo - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/11

thecurlyone - Solo O/S - 26/Sep/11 with Robbie Blackhall-Miles

Only saw one other person all day.
zukator - Solo - 15/Sep/11

Great. Would make a good practice route for short-roping. Take the line of greatest resistance!
Mr Fuller - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/11

Pleasant scrambling with plenty of interesting bits (all avoidable).
Becky E - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Graeme Hammond

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Becky E

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/11

benny_m - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Ali Brown

Hidden - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - 01/Jun/11

Fog cleared just in time to make an ascent worthwhile. Roped up and used a combination of moving together and quick spike/direct belays to reassure nervous partner and keep us safe. Loads of nice rock on the crest, with some great exposure and some technical challenges without ever being too serious.
Oujmik - Solo - Jun/11

Tom Hecht - Solo β - 31/May/11

Kingsjester - 28/May/11 with Paul Feltham

Tom Livingstone - Solo - May/11

Beautiful place
Konseal - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11

pzkeeper - 24/Apr/11 with Nicky, Paul S

Lovely scramble, Hubert's first. Rather grey day.
Binder - Solo - 16/Apr/11 with Hubert

xusa - Solo - 12/Apr/11

ron244 - Solo - 10/Apr/11 with Louise Wolfenden

jandyd05 - Lead - 01/Apr/11 with Julie Anglesea

Sunny afternoon, nobody else about, so much better than work!
emlynroberts - Solo - 25/Mar/11 with alone

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - Mar/11

Lawrence Eccles - Solo O/S - 27/Feb/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/11

Paul1 - 2011

ross duffield - 2011

ross duffield - 2011

markriddington - 2011

Kamikaze Badger - 2011

tsjx - 2011

Hidden - 2011

franny - 2011

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Nov/10

With Scouts from Gerlan and over Pen-yr-ole-wen to Ogwen
daviesp2 - 23/Oct/10

so very very windy and rained like hell.
Kate Edhouse - Solo - 22/Oct/10 with niccy noo

Hidden - 22/Oct/10

After a run in from Gerlan, a descent off Dafydd for a fine fell running and scrambling afternoon out
Tom Hecht - 10/Oct/10

Wet rock, not much friction, howling gale, great fun! Did Carnedd Llewelyn and Yr Elen to finish. A cracking and extremely windy day.
Ian_Whitfield - 09/Oct/10 with Troy Batters

Mayaculpa - 21/Sep/10 with Stewart Webb

FrankW - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/10 with None

amthalmann - Solo - 08/Aug/10

Hidden - Jul/10

Made this one after a false start the day before. Was a bit windy so had to give Luckylegs a little confidence with a rope. Another good scramble. Did the Llewellyn, Yr Elen circuit back to Gerlan.
Neil Watson - 30/May/10

Chrissie Baylis - 30/May/10 with neil watson

lovely situations, short lived.
wolf.leeb - Solo O/S - 12/May/10 with andy

Hidden - Solo - 02/May/10

Nice approach. Good fun, some interesting sections. Bit damp, but sloping table had just enough friction to walk on! Saw absolutely nobody until summit of Carnedd Dafydd. Quality Grade 1 scramble, finished with tour of Carneddau and Yr Elen.
mountainbagger - Solo - 01/May/10 with Mrs Mountainbagger

mysterion - 01/May/10

Lenny - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo - Apr/10

Hidden - Apr/10

With Red Rope
cas smerdon - Solo - 20/Mar/10

MaxR - Solo - 20/Mar/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 27/Feb/10

Did this in winter conditions.
Paul1 - Feb/10

Hidden - Solo - 26/Jan/10

tjhare1 - 2010

marc1967 - Solo O/S - 2010

PirateFrog - 2010

Hidden - Solo - 12/Dec/09

Icy patches, snow bank just below summit ridge
dpe - 12/Dec/09

vincentvega - 06/Dec/09 with danny robb

MariaT - Solo O/S - 07/Nov/09 with David Walker

David Walker - Solo O/S - 07/Nov/09 with Richard Wilkinson, Maria

Dan_Staff - 18/Oct/09 with OWTomlinson

OWTomlinson - 18/Oct/09

Hidden - Solo - 12/Sep/09

ian2707 - Solo - Sep/09

asmith37 - Solo - 09/Aug/09 with Bex Leigh

Hidden - Solo - 12/Jun/09

Continued with a traverse of the Carneddau in great conditions.
d80f0u - Solo - 16/May/09 with Jo

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/09

adam clarke - 05/Apr/09 with James Heptonstall, James Godfrey

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Feb/09

Winter conditions, deep powder so backed off early on. One to come back for.
mitch - Solo dnf - 07/Feb/09 with Lucy Blake

Enjoyable scramble and well worth a repeat visit, icey in places on the day. Gale blowing on top and ice axe came in handy, visited Dafydd and Llewelyn on way round and back.
Feeling bold - Solo - 10/Jan/09 with Neil, cheddar John, Q, Egons-Rich

Hidden - 29/Dec/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Dec/08

Hidden - Solo - 05/Nov/08

Hidden - Solo - 04/Oct/08

Mike Peacock - 26/Sep/08 with Si Oakley, Gareth Harvey

Climbed alone in the early morning rain and mist making it incredibly atmospheric.
igneouscarl - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/08

Chris Manasseh - 14/Aug/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/08

Hidden - Solo - 06/Apr/08

adi bryant - Apr/08 with Mark, Lisa, Lee

Hidden - Solo - Mar/08

Hidden - Solo - Mar/08

Dan G - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/08 with James Earp

Hidden - Solo - 09/Feb/08

fizzychewitt - 09/Feb/08 with Joss

In full snow, No crampons, tied in with Thompson knot and tiny rack. Was nice
sebrider - AltLd O/S - Feb/08 with Tim Kearsey

hepitt - 2008

Took scouts up from Bethesda, down to Ogwen Cottage
daviesp2 - 27/Oct/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jun/07

JulianD - Solo - 06/May/07 with Ann

The Ivanator - Solo rpt - Apr/07 with Renchi

Aaron Lines - 2007

Hidden - 22/Oct/06

Phil Jennings - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/06 with Pete Jennings

The Ivanator - Solo O/S - May/06 with Tess, Rob

K9 - 2006 with Dave Nugent

Hidden - Solo - 2006

Mike Peacock - 18/Oct/05 with Si Oakley

Mike Peacock - 17/May/05 with Si Oakley

rambler_gary - 2005

Lots of cloud and wet, got 'navagationaly' challenge going home.
Zoomer - Solo - 18/Oct/04

bms - Solo - 14/Feb/04 with BCS

80F!
Jenn - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/03 with TRNovice

TRNovice - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/03 with Jenn

crossdressingrodney - 26/Jul/02

victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/01

crossdressingrodney - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/01 with Hill and Mountain Walking

Hidden - Solo - 2001

sgl0jd - 2000

Jacob Ram - 26/May/97

Jacob Ram - Solo - 07/Apr/97

Jacob Ram - Solo - 07/Apr/97

Multiple ascents over the years
BHound - Solo - 1994

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/93

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1991

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - Solo - 1990

Hidden - Solo - 1986

Iain Thow - Solo - 05/Dec/82 with Mark ("Radar"), Andy Sutton, Ian Burwood

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Style of ascent

Soloed99 of 182 (54.4%)
Lead2 of 182 (1.1%)
Followed2 of 182 (1.1%)
Alt Leads2 of 182 (1.1%)
Unknown77 of 182 (42.3%)

'Climbed'134 of 182 (73.6%)
clean O/S41 of 182 (22.5%)
clean β1 of 182 (0.5%)
clean rpt5 of 182 (2.7%)
dnf1 of 182 (0.5%)