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, North Wales Scrambles - Garry Smith (New White Book).


ClimberDateStyle
tom_lewis89 03/Jul Solo

Did as part of Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and Yr Elen Route with girl friend (her first scramble). Great fun and not as hard to find as the guide/internet would make out. Only souls on the ridge on a sunny July Sunday.

with Maddy
2RoyalAnglian 11/Jun Solo
yossarian714 04/Jun Solo O/S
with Patrick Butlin, John Wright
Hidden 28/May -
Hidden 15/Apr Solo O/S
Storme 09/Apr -
with Claire Jobanputra
JenShelley 26/Mar Solo O/S

In heavy rain and gale force wind - probably not the best way to enjoy the scramble but a definite satisfaction in feeling we cheated the weather.

with Alan
alanblyth 26/Mar Solo
David Walker 25/Mar Solo rpt

Lovely day out, but wind was picking up as we reached the summit. Struggling to stand up on descent.

rory 15/Feb Solo O/S

Great day out. Ridge was in winter nick from the start. V windy and cold on top but sheltered on the route. Worth doing again!

with Joe Park
GermanAlex 17/Jan Solo

Fantastic fun, great atmosphere in the snow. The scrambling more than compensated for the approach, which was a singular bog (snow once in the Cwm).

with Jack
pauldrew 17/Jan Solo

Winter Ascent - Grade I

with Jim Jones, Kevin Sales
Mal Grey ??/2016 -
schoogles 28/Dec/15 Solo
Hidden 17/Dec/15 Solo
Tarquin 03/Oct/15 -
with Ross, Louise
Hidden 03/Oct/15 -
Louvet 03/Oct/15 -
with Tarquin
Hidden 19/Sep/15 Solo O/S
jimorothy 11/Sep/15 Solo

In descent. Marvellous.

Lordnorth 06/Sep/15 Solo O/S

Great setting & great rock; best grade 1 in Snowdonia. On/off drizzle. Big slab had epic feel to it. Holds on last step covered with lots of bird poo (inconsiderate). Has a bit of everything.

Vanessa Simmons 28/Aug/15 -

Great scramble!

with Nicky, Duncan
Astilath 08/Aug/15 Solo

wonderfully isolated easy scrambling scattered with possibly the highest foxgloves in wales!

emlynroberts 08/Aug/15 Solo
Hidden 04/Aug/15 -
smoreda 31/Jul/15 -
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Solo O/S
crowberry gully 19/Jun/15 Solo
Hidden 13/Jun/15 -
Stopsy 11/Jun/15 Solo
with Thea
TheaSmea 11/Jun/15 Solo
with James
Louvet 09/Jun/15 Solo
with Julie
pauldrew 23/May/15 Solo
with Catriona Drew
tom jefferies 21/May/15 Solo
Hidden 17/May/15 Solo O/S
Tarquin 12/May/15 -
with Louise
Louvet 12/May/15 -
with Tarquin
Fallow 09/May/15 Solo O/S
with Trace
adam001 04/May/15 Solo O/S

Well recommended, good to take those new to scrambling out.

LJJ77 21/Apr/15 Solo
tobyk 18/Apr/15 -
with sadie, Emma Akam, Karl Waterhouse
church465 14/Apr/15 Solo
Hidden 06/Apr/15 Solo O/S
TAG_UTLEY 06/Apr/15 -

Great day in superb conditions, just wish it was a little longer!

with Clare, Rosalie, Chrissy202
Hidden 01/Feb/15 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
gwynjones ??/2015 -
due 29/Dec/14 Solo
Tarquin 28/Dec/14 Solo

winter

snowy_woodruff 06/Dec/14 -

nice day with 4inches of snow on the summit

with Mem
Hidden 24/Oct/14 Solo
LJC 20/Oct/14 Solo
Hidden 11/Oct/14 Solo
Hidden 17/Sep/14 -
Hidden 28/Aug/14 -
Glyn Davidson 28/Aug/14 Solo rpt
with Dan
Kingsjester 03/Aug/14 -
08nbrierley 28/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/14 -
Craigyboy13 25/Jul/14 -
Katherine Ross 25/Jun/14 Solo rpt

Really nice scramble. I got to walk on the slab this time - last time it had a covering of snow!

RuthW 14/Jun/14 Solo
Hidden 29/May/14 Solo
Hidden 17/May/14 -
Steve Kempley 04/May/14 -

Good spring scramble, dry and fun

John Eley 26/Apr/14 Solo O/S
maxsmith 17/Jan/14 Solo

snowy

Hidden 10/Jan/14 -
Duncan Beard 02/Jan/14 Solo

Snowing

with Jon Clark, Dave Smith
Nick Biven ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 Solo
R_W_M ??/2014 -
nj.harris ??/2014 -
static266 ??/2014 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2014 Solo
s.tietz 29/Dec/13 -

very snowy - did not finish/turned around

Hidden 10/Dec/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Dec/13 Solo O/S
gravity 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.

with Chris Colebrook
Hidden 05/Sep/13 -
ChrisB.19 24/Aug/13 -
useful 27/Jul/13 Solo rpt
with Craig W
Chris dyer 16/Jul/13 Solo O/S
with Tom Moores
TheChangeIsCast 09/Jul/13 -
Hidden 06/Jul/13 -
ian2707 08/Jun/13 -
with Roz
CM1992 23/Apr/13 Solo
scottyp 13/Mar/13 Solo
useful 09/Mar/13 -

The weather was a lot warmer, humid and less windy than forecast. Good circuit, though!

with Tim
Katherine Ross 01/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Really nice scrambling but extra care required with a layer of fresh snow. Went round the slabby crux.

Glyn Davidson 13/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden ??/2013 -
wykealpha ??/2013 -
mitch ??/2013 -
lucyh 17/Nov/12 Solo

First Scramble

with Dave Beynon, Sharon Beynon, Neil McEwan, Greg Kimble, Sarah Flint, Abi Carpenter
danny269 07/Oct/12 Solo

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)

2RoyalAnglian 01/Sep/12 Solo

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!

Neil Metcalfe101 ?/Sep/12 -
with Geoff Brieley
Dan Lane ?/Sep/12 Solo O/S

On ML training

simoncov 18/Aug/12 Solo O/S

Beautiful setting, was pouring with rain when we set off, but cleared up as we were approaching the scramble and ended up really enjoying it. Surprisingly good rock and a clear sustained line considering what the surrounding crags look like and the Northerly aspect. Highly recommended.

with Etta
Etta 18/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Theeni 11/Aug/12 Solo O/S
with Jo
tomdadom ?/Aug/12 Solo
Nordic 22/Jul/12 -
with Jodie Munks
Neil Metcalfe101 ?/Jul/12 -
Neil Metcalfe101 ?/Jul/12 -

Went up on my own in 25 mins.

Happy Haggis 30/Jun/12 -
Robbo1 30/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/12 Solo
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Solo
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
beardy mike ??/2012 -
kjb ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
cymjt ??/2012 -
Satan ??/2012 Solo O/S

First ever scramble. Wet & windy, had to navigate off summit on compass alone. Great day out.

malc 31/Dec/11 Solo
Hidden 03/Dec/11 Solo O/S
Steve Woollard 12/Nov/11 Solo
with Keith Robson, Trevor Smith
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Solo
trivett 30/Oct/11 -

Very easy, quiet and pleasant

with Jools O'Neill
Luke Owens 22/Oct/11 Solo
Hidden 08/Oct/11 Solo rpt
Rich Kay 08/Oct/11 -
tubby Tez 08/Oct/11 Solo
Iron Face 01/Oct/11 Solo

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.

Hidden 29/Sep/11 Solo O/S
thecurlyone 26/Sep/11 Solo O/S
zukator 15/Sep/11 Solo

Only saw one other person all day.

Mr Fuller 27/Aug/11 Solo O/S

Great. Would make a good practice route for short-roping. Take the line of greatest resistance!

Becky E 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S

Pleasant scrambling with plenty of interesting bits (all avoidable).

Graeme Hammond 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S
with Becky E
Hidden 25/Jun/11 Solo O/S
benny_m 04/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 -
Hidden 01/Jun/11 -
Oujmik ?/Jun/11 Solo

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.

Tom Hecht 31/May/11 Solo β
Kingsjester 28/May/11 -
Tom Livingstone ?/May/11 Solo
Cardus24 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Beautiful place

pzkeeper 24/Apr/11 -
with Nicky, Paul S
Binder 16/Apr/11 Solo

Lovely scramble, Hubert's first. Rather grey day.

with Hubert
xusa 12/Apr/11 Solo
ron244 10/Apr/11 Solo
with Louise Wolfenden
jandyd05 01/Apr/11 Lead
emlynroberts 25/Mar/11 Solo

Sunny afternoon, nobody else about, so much better than work!

with alone
howlingbaboon ?/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Lawrence Eccles 27/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/11 Solo O/S
lost.arrow 02/Jan/11 -
Paul1 ??/2011 -
ross duffield ??/2011 -
ross duffield ??/2011 -
markriddington ??/2011 -
Kamikaze Badger ??/2011 -
tsjx ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
franny ??/2011 -
Hidden 20/Nov/10 Solo O/S
daviesp2 23/Oct/10 -

With Scouts from Gerlan and over Pen-yr-ole-wen to Ogwen

Kate Edhouse 22/Oct/10 Solo

so very very windy and rained like hell.

with niccy noo
Hidden 22/Oct/10 -
Tom Hecht 10/Oct/10 -

After a run in from Gerlan, a descent off Dafydd for a fine fell running and scrambling afternoon out

Hidden 09/Oct/10 -
Mayaculpa 21/Sep/10 -
with Stewart Webb
FrankW 21/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with None
amthalmann 08/Aug/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/10 -
Neil Watson 30/May/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.

Chrissie Baylis 30/May/10 -
wolf.leeb 12/May/10 Solo O/S

lovely situations, short lived.

with andy
Hidden 02/May/10 Solo
mountainbagger 01/May/10 Solo

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.

with Mrs Mountainbagger
mysterion 01/May/10 -
Lenny 25/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/10 -
cas smerdon 20/Mar/10 Solo

With Red Rope

MaxR 20/Mar/10 Solo
Hidden 27/Feb/10 Solo rpt
Paul1 ?/Feb/10 -

Did this in winter conditions.

Hidden 26/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden ??/2010 -
marc1967 ??/2010 Solo O/S
PirateFrog ??/2010 -
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Solo
dpe 12/Dec/09 -

Icy patches, snow bank just below summit ridge

vincentvega 06/Dec/09 -
with danny robb
MariaT 07/Nov/09 Solo O/S
David Walker 07/Nov/09 Solo O/S
with Richard Wilkinson, Maria
Dan_Staff 18/Oct/09 -
OWTomlinson 18/Oct/09 -
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Solo
ian2707 ?/Sep/09 Solo
asmith37 09/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 12/Jun/09 Solo
d80f0u 16/May/09 Solo

Continued with a traverse of the Carneddau in great conditions.

with Jo
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Solo O/S
adam clarke 05/Apr/09 -
with James Heptonstall, James Godfrey
Hidden 07/Feb/09 2nd O/S
mitch 07/Feb/09 Solo dnf

Winter conditions, deep powder so backed off early on. One to come back for.

Feeling bold 10/Jan/09 Solo

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.

with Neil, cheddar John, Q, Egons-Rich
Hidden 29/Dec/08 -
Hidden 07/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Nov/08 Solo
Hidden 04/Oct/08 Solo
Mike Peacock 26/Sep/08 -
with Si Oakley, Gareth Harvey
igneouscarl 24/Aug/08 Solo O/S

Climbed alone in the early morning rain and mist making it incredibly atmospheric.

Chris Manasseh 14/Aug/08 -
Hidden 24/May/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/08 Solo
adi bryant ?/Apr/08 -
with Mark, Lisa, Lee
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Solo
Dan G 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with James Earp
Hidden 09/Feb/08 Solo
fizzychewitt 09/Feb/08 -
with Joss
sebrider ?/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

In full snow, No crampons, tied in with Thompson knot and tiny rack. Was nice

with Tim Kearsey
hepitt ??/2008 -
daviesp2 27/Oct/07 -

Took scouts up from Bethesda, down to Ogwen Cottage

Hidden 22/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Solo O/S
JulianD 06/May/07 Solo
with Ann
The Ivanator ?/Apr/07 Solo rpt
with Renchi
Aaron Lines ??/2007 -
Hidden 22/Oct/06 -
Phil Jennings 05/Jun/06 Solo O/S
with Pete Jennings
The Ivanator ?/May/06 Solo O/S
with Tess, Rob
lost.arrow 21/Jan/06 -
Mike Caine ??/2006 -
with Dave Nugent
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
Mike Peacock 18/Oct/05 -
with Si Oakley
Adderbury Climber 06/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Mike Peacock 17/May/05 -
with Si Oakley
Hidden 02/Apr/05 -
Adderbury Climber ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
rambler_gary ??/2005 -
Zoomer 18/Oct/04 Solo

Lots of cloud and wet, got 'navagationaly' challenge going home.

Hidden 14/May/04 -
bms 14/Feb/04 Solo
with BCS
Jenn 12/Jul/03 Solo O/S

80F!

TRNovice 12/Jul/03 Solo O/S
with Jenn
crossdressingrodney 26/Jul/02 -
victim of mathematics 02/Jul/01 Solo O/S
crossdressingrodney 02/Jul/01 Solo O/S
with Hill and Mountain Walking
Hidden ??/2001 Solo
sgl0jd ??/2000 -
Jacob Ram 26/May/97 -
Jacob Ram 07/Apr/97 Solo
Jacob Ram 07/Apr/97 Solo
lost.arrow 16/Nov/96 -
Hidden ??/1994 Solo
Hidden 01/Jun/93 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1991 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 Solo
Hidden ??/1986 Solo
Iain Thow 05/Dec/82 Solo
with Mark ("Radar"), Andy Sutton, Ian Burwood
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