Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Crimpiau, Craig Wen and Creigiau Gleision

This walk from a couple of weeks ago is one that we have never done in decent weather conditions, we had hoped that this time we would get the superb views across to the Snowdon Range, and down the Ogwen Valley, but alas the clag dropped and views were a bit limited. Nevertheless it was a great walk in a lovely area and the times the clouds did part, gave us a glimpse of great views, especially into Cwm Idwal and Tryfan.
We started the walk from Capel Curig, as Sharon has permanent loan of my Berghaus gaiters, quickly called in to buy another pair, and I am so glad I did, it was rather boggy a lot of the way round. From CC it was firstly up into the clag onto Crimpiau, then dropping off and up onto Craig Wen, and then following the ridge down to Creigiau Gleision. From here it was down to the dam end of Llyn Cowlyd, and the long walk back along the Lake, and across the vast open bog back down to the A5 back to Capel Curig.

Moel Siabod with the cold early morning mist clinging to it as we drive into Capel Curig


Looking back to Capel Curig as we ascend Crimpiau


Sharons smiles soon disappeared as we headed up to the clag!


A forced smile as we can see not a lot from the top of Crimpiau


Tryfan appears out of the gloom as we descend before climbing Craig Wen


clearing a bit as we look back over Capel Curig towards Llynnau Mymbyr


Looked magical over on Tryfan


from the quartz outcrops on Creigiau Gleision across to the lower slopes of Pen Llithrig Y Wrach


As I said, Tryfan looked amazing


All smiles again as the sun comes out


The dam wall of Llyn Cowlyd


And the view up the Lake from the dam wall


The water dog soon in for a dip!!



looking back down Llyn Cowlyd


Cloud hugging the Glyders, but Tryfan staying clear


The long walk back, Sharon and Holly stop for a breather, with Pen Llithrig Y Wrach in the background


Crimpiau lit up by the setting sun