/ Condition around Pen Y Fan

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ford23 - on 13 Jan 2017
Hello,

I am going to the Pen y Fan area tomorrow and was wondering if anyone has seen the conditions today, we are ideally going for a winter walk, but would love anything more exciting if conditions permit it at the moment? Any other routes/walks around there of interest at the moment?
Thanks
Run_Ross_Run - on 13 Jan 2017
In reply to ford23:

What you looking to do? Cant really tell from ur post.

Walking? Then get to the carpark leading to Neuadd resevoir and do the horeshoe walk taking in corn du, pen y fan, cribyn and then the gap road back to the carpark. Awesome walk and you'll avoid the crowds for 70% of the route.

Climbing? Not sure what condition the gullies will be in but routes have been done on the north faces in the last week.

If you want to park on/near the storey arms then get there early, itll be rammed by 6.30 am.

Crampons and axe needed Just in case, and decent clothes. Itll be baltic up there.
ERU - on 13 Jan 2017
The best place to look is the Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/WinterClimbsinSouthWales/
Tony the Blade on 13 Jan 2017
In reply to ERU:

There's this group - Walking the Brecon Beacons: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1756645301284928/?fref=nf

and this webcam: http://www.beacons-npa.gov.uk/livewebcams/

Have fun, I'm jealous
Welsh Kate - on 13 Jan 2017
In reply to ford23:
I wouldn't even think about trying Pont ar Daf or Storey Arms tomorrow unless you rock up about 4am because there's the Fan Dance event this weekend and with that and the snow it'll be heaving from the early hours. Dyfed Powys police have already given notice that they'll be patrolling the area and slapping tickets on anything violating parking regs.

The Neuadd circuit is a good alternative, but consider also going from the north, either Cwm Llwch and doing a circuit taking in Corn Ddu and Pen y Fan, or from Cwm Gwdi and do Pen y Fan and back over Cribyn - if you take that route you can also take the Cribyn by-pass goat track that runs along the face of Cribyn - might be entertaining.

If you end up at Cwm Gwdi, come and say hello to the SARDA searchdogs as we're training there tomorrow, provided we can get up the lane.
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Welsh Kate - on 14 Jan 2017
In reply to ford23:

Some cars towed away today after parking illegally. There were loads parked off the verge, and MR personnel had to park several laybys down and be shuttled in for 2 callouts this afternoon. Not good.

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