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), The Ridges of England, Wales and Ireland, Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton.

Bryn76 29/Dec/17 -
Francescaparratt 29/Dec/17 -
Hidden 03/Dec/17 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 02/Dec/17 Solo O/S

Big ex lsmc group, snow on ridge but far from needing winter kit.

edhawk21 25/Nov/17 -
Hidden 18/Nov/17 Solo O/S
dmorgan27 17/Nov/17 -

With Andrea. Really enjoyable scrambling. Hardest part is the start slab.

with Terryl
Manton 11/Nov/17 Solo
with Marta
Hidden 28/Oct/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/17 -
Josh Kileff 13/Aug/17 -
with Purplepanther007, Ivan Kileff
Hidden 13/Aug/17 -
Hidden 12/Aug/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/17 Solo
Finn Curry 03/Jun/17 Solo
with Alexander Curry
GeorgeR 27/May/17 Solo
with Daniel & Caoimhe
Vicky m 02/May/17 Solo
with gkindley
Darren Vincent 01/May/17 -
with Jason
jdmc84 01/May/17 Solo O/S
with Darren
Hidden 20/Apr/17 Solo
Liam_T 20/Apr/17 Solo O/S

Walk in from Pont Cyfyng, descent via path on northern slope to PyB. Good day out.

charlie.wilkinson 17/Apr/17 Solo
with Lotte
John Eley 17/Apr/17 Solo
Rotorslap 17/Apr/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/17 -
Strolling Pensioner 03/Apr/17 Solo

Beautiful day but disappointed with route. Apart from the interesting steep corner start which could be grade 2 the rest of the route was a let down. Great views from summit towards Tryfan and Glyders.

Hidden 25/Mar/17 Solo
MattSutton8 16/Mar/17 -
Julesthe1st 11/Feb/17 Solo O/S
with cathymiller, Pilar Martinez, Ali, Cathy, Mike
PilarMartinez 11/Feb/17 Solo

The scramble was really good fun, and lots of snow at the top but zero visibility. Great day out, we were a party of six

with juliano
37degrees 18/Jan/17 Solo

Night run

Malt_Loaf ??/2017 -
Hidden ??/2017 -
Hidden ??/2017 Solo O/S
tagscuderia ??/2017 Solo O/S 26/Nov/16 -

Cracking day out; sunshine and no cloud. The scramble was fun/easy, and a decent amount of snow at the top.

gingerbex 12/Nov/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Nov/16 Solo
Ian Stirrups 11/Nov/16 Solo rpt

After driving up from Gloucester. Greasy

with Sue
Hidden 05/Nov/16 Solo O/S
mph040272 16/Oct/16 Solo
with Nick Cunild
Hidden 14/Oct/16 Solo
Harry Ellis 14/Oct/16 Solo
tom jefferies 09/Oct/16 Solo
MivecGPX 27/Aug/16 -

With Jack

DaveThexton 21/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Jenn_Stretton 21/Aug/16 Solo
Jamjar 15/Aug/16 -
Christoofar 14/Aug/16 -
PeteMc 14/Aug/16 Solo
with Doug McNamee
Bullybones 31/Jul/16 -
with KMcC
MrFreekie 25/Jul/16 -
doroszenko 25/Jul/16 -
with Mark
Matt Smith 20/Jul/16 Solo O/S

Good day out. Trying to make it direct as possible, difficulties spread out and can make it a walk if you wanted. Back via the NE ridge.

Hidden 20/Jul/16 Solo
jimorothy 04/Jun/16 Solo

Rosa on my back. Great for kids. Rach and Heather did a hard variation start.

with Rosa Crolla, Heather Crolla, Rachel Crolla
elclarko 20/May/16 -
Manton 15/May/16 Lead
with Rowan, Holly
BenRyle 30/Apr/16 Solo
quarrtman1 23/Apr/16 Solo
karlb 23/Apr/16 -
Hidden 19/Apr/16 -
Trace 03/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/16 -
Mark Young 14/Feb/16 Solo
with Helen
will484 09/Jan/16 Solo O/S
with jaynie blake
tom bre ??/2016 -
yelotango ??/2016 Solo
maxsmith 15/Nov/15 -

High winds

bobstones 15/Nov/15 -
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
Matt Harmon ?/Oct/15 Solo O/S

as part of ml training

Hidden ?/Oct/15 -
Hidden 31/Aug/15 -
Hidden 08/Aug/15 -
Hidden 02/Aug/15 Solo
james.slater 02/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/15 -
Robin Montaigne 22/Jun/15 Solo rpt

PyB scrambling course. Graded 1- in Garry Smith's 2014 guide.

with other(s), Kath (PyB)
Scott Parry 14/Jun/15 Solo
Scott Parry 12/Jun/15 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/15 -
Mattymck ?/Jun/15 -
Oliver-Lambourn08 ?/Jun/15 -
with CJC
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
Robin Montaigne ?/May/15 Solo
with LJW
Andy Hardy 16/Apr/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 06/Apr/15 -
Astilath 25/Mar/15 Solo
emlynroberts 25/Mar/15 Solo
with Rhys Morgan, Natalie Fenner, Nigel Milner
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
More-On 08/Mar/15 Solo rpt

Very wet and windy...

K_Maywood 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
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
BStar 10/Jan/15 Solo

Incredibly windy!

static266 ??/2015 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Solo
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 -
EJWest 06/Jun/14 Solo
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 -
nj.harris ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 Solo
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.

Hidden 28/Aug/13 Solo O/S
smoreda 28/Aug/13 -
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Solo O/S
wynniemandela 10/Aug/13 Solo
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
Hidden 19/May/13 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/13 -
Hidden 28/Apr/13 -
masmith 21/Apr/13 -
Hidden 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 -
joeldering 02/Feb/13 -
Steve Woollard 27/Jan/13 Solo
with Joe Bellows, Eike Mueller
Hidden 04/Jan/13 Solo
gareth scott borthwick ?/Jan/13 Solo
with Maria
Hidden ??/2013 -
xusa ??/2013 2nd
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Cadairmanuk 21/Dec/12 -
GazEd83 18/Dec/12 Solo
cymjt ?/Dec/12 -
Hidden 28/Oct/12 -
cmsg 26/Oct/12 Solo rpt

Wonderfully clear and cold day. Astonishing view.

Hidden 24/Oct/12 Solo
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
Badgers 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.

suds_01 ?/Apr/12 Solo O/S
with Alan
Jon Olliffe 08/Mar/12 -
Mattlamb90 29/Jan/12 Solo
with Tibbett
jimmy7 19/Jan/12 -
Hidden 13/Jan/12 -
MikeDowsett ??/2012 -


with Ventures
Hidden ??/2012 -
Barrez ??/2012 -
Ian Hall ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 19/Dec/11 -
pzkeeper 13/Nov/11 -
with Paul S
CM1992 13/Oct/11 Solo
with UMWC
Hidden 26/Sep/11 Solo
ellpeecee 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 -
franny ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Kamikaze Badger ??/2011 -
Bee_1 ??/2011 -
CGlennie ??/2011 -
Mal Grey ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/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
Yoshi 01/Jun/10 Solo O/S

First scramble. Very easy but very nice. Great atmosphere, views and line.

with Alex
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
sjdg5 29/Jan/10 Solo
trish1968 29/Jan/10 Solo

Great scramble had to carefully negotiate the icy parts

with Si
John HW 02/Jan/10 -

Full on winter conditions

with Rhys HW, Ben HW, Tarquin, Cath
Hidden 02/Jan/10 -
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
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
Hidden 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 -
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Solo O/S
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 -
fellgazelle ??/2003 Solo
richprideaux ??/2003 Solo
Rich Kay ?/Aug/00 -
sgl0jd ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
MartinN 24/Oct/98 Solo O/S
babymoac ??/1997 -
with Liz
puddingstone ??/1997 -
with Andy
Hidden ??/1994 Solo
Hidden 20/Apr/92 Solo
Hidden ??/1990 Solo
Hidden ??/1990 -
lithos ??/1990 -
crowberry gully 10/Jan/89 Solo
PaulHermes ??/1987 -
Pete Pozman 24/Feb/85 Solo

Chamois Club outing

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