This central scramble is wide at first and scree-covered which makes rockfall a hazard for parties further down the gully - take great care. Start at the base of the left-hand rib which makes up Craig yr Ysfa Gully.
1) Go up the gully which eventually leads to a series of ribs and sub-gullies. Go right around these towards a damp and mossy gully. Avoid this by climbing the slabs to its left up to a niche.
2) Go over a loose pile of rocks. Take care since they seem to be held in by hope alone (well...and some soil). Ensure those below are out of the way of any debris you are likely to dislodge.
3) Use a more solid rib to the right to gain another recess. Take the left spilt in the gully to a large chockstone. Pass this by the left wall then step back right onto the chockstone. An exposed traverse right leads back into the main gully.
4) Pick an easy line up and left to gain and follow a rocky staircase that zig-zags up to the top and gains the ridge. © Rockfax
UKC Logbook Description
Start at the far back right of the Amphitheatre at a gully. Scramble up slabs to the left and traverse right into the gully above its first pitch. Climb a short awkward step to a recess. Don't follow the gully left; instead climb an 8m wall to the right (easier than it looks) then a small slab on the left (exposed and needs tricky footwork) to come out onto a large sloping slab. From here scramble up small rock steps to avoid the grass and scree of the steep hillside until you emerge on the path to the summit of Carnedd Llewelyn.
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