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Moel Siabod the easy way

GW/NW-010
Having found it a bit of a slog from Pont Cyfyng up and along the rocky ridge last year, this time I opted to take the path from Plas y Brenin, which was indeed very much easier:

Moel Siabod The Easy Way

Thanks to all the chasers and 3 summit stations for your QSOs.

73, Simon

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If you followed the skyline ridge last year, there is a grassy path below it on the north side which is easier going but less fun!

Brian

You are only allowed to use the “easy” path in winter, preferably when there are great slabs of ice to traverse and a strong wind blowing with an overall temperature of around minus 5C due to wind chill. Oh, almost forgot. … your pole has also to collapse so your 2m antenna hits you on the head… at least twice. :wink:

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It would make for a good descent on the MTB that one, its shame the weather looks to turn for the worst this weekend :frowning:

Still you have to admit the scramble route is far more interesting :wink: especially with some radio equipment on the back. Wonder if you can bodge another LM386 in the MTR2 for a little more AF !
I have the same change note to process on my Minima at some point.

Thanks Brian. Maybe I’ll try that way again. But perhaps next time (and Siabod is certainly worth revisiting time and again!) I might like to look for a route from near Dolwyddelan Castle.

Ah, mea culpa - I should have known. A day in the Pennines with non-waterproof boots as penance?

Well actually I recall thinking as I came down “this is a good track but I’m not mad enough to come down it on a bike”. My biking difficulty calibration curve must be 20 dB off from yours. :wink:

73, Simon

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There is a route starting a couple of hundred metres from the castle, not far from a pub (real ale and good food!) but I have never tried that one. What I did do many years ago was go by train from a north coast resort and get off at Roman Bridge. I really do not recommend the direct ascent from that point, there is no path and the final slopes are a mixture of bracken and boulders! We descended the east ridge and walked down to Bettws to get the last train back by the skin of our teeth!

Brian

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You mean that these are still available on eBay? I thought that I bought the last leaky pair back in 2006, Used them for months before I realised you could buy ones that actually keep the water out. :wink: