Name:Craig Wen
Hill number:3678
Height:604.9m / 1985ft
Parent (Ma):1997  Yr Aran
SMC/RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Snowdon
Topographical area:WN02 Snowdon-eilio
Grid ref:SH 59710 50850
Summit feature:cairn
Col:579.6m  SH 59894 51173  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 114 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Nick and Rufus from Rhyd Ddu. Yr Aran and Craig Wen.jacobrichmond28/11/2023
From Craflwyn car park no real paths until ridge on to Yr Aran and then full day Yr Wyddfa return using permissive path off Watkin path staring botom of incline followed Afon y cwm down no path interesting decentunderhill26/08/2022
From Nant Peris. Watkin path up to Yr Aran, continuing onto Craig Wen before descending to join the path from Craflwyn to return to the Watkin path.alunrees3914/05/2022
Circular route from Beddgelert. Nice day out.oldbagger2706/06/2021
From Nantgwynant. Yr Aran and Craig Wen.WelshMountainGoat3825/04/2021
from Rhyd-ddu & over Yr AranIWC01/12/2019
Craig Wen from GR: SH 58953 48229ronaldo33312/05/2019
Craig Wen from GR: SH 58953 48229Hippster12/05/2019
Route: Rhyd Ddu – Bwlch Cwm Llan – Yr Aran – Craig Wen – Rhyd Ddu. Stats: 3hrs51, 12.16km, 647.5m ascent. Weather: cold & extremely windy (55mph), but clear skies. Notes: snow/ice on ground (up to waist-deep in places); lost hat after wind blew it over the edge during ascent; original aim of Snowdon abandoned due to winds (although BJ summited).millionmts05/04/2019
After Yr Aran on a walk from Bethania to Beddgelert with M & X.Herbert Anchovy30/10/2018
Start Beddgelert up Watkins Path to Snowdon then Yr Aran to Craig Wen return to Beddgelert, 17 miles.stephenbuda14/05/2018
Me and Alf from Craflwyn N.T. car park.jrj18/12/2017
From Nant Peris. Yr Aran, Craig Wen and the south ridge on to SnowdonAlunrees3309/08/2017
As part of David Chetta's PB attemptJim T30/07/2017
Went up the track just NW of Beddgellert but there were signs saying it was not a public footpath so I had to circumnavigate the farmhouse. It turns out that there is a permissive path a little further NW which I desnded but it is fairly vague. About 2 hours, 4.7 miles.clivevilla17/05/2017
Whilst staying at H F Guest House, Craflwyn Hall, near Beddgelert. Solo. After ascending Snowdon from Pen-y-Pass and then Yr Aran I went SW to the highest point of Craig Wen. I descended SSE and found a gateway though a high wall/fence which allowed me to join the permissive right of way to Craflwyn Hall. The weather had remained reasonable.pwbellarby13/05/2017
From Yr AranJamesD197211/11/2016
With Minnie, from Nantgwynant up watkin path to new hydro wier thing, left up toward 524 spot, follow wall up East ridge to Yr Aran trigless top down West ridge to col & high point on Craig Wen, North then NE to Bwlch Cwm Llan, down Cwm Llan/Watkin to start, cloudy & some sunshine.apricorum27/06/2016
Ascent from Nant GwynantAJones16/10/2015
On a version of Nuttall's 3.3 walk with Mrs G. Popped up here before Yr Aran. Nice little top with fine views.jonglew16/09/2015
1/4 Climbed on way to top of Snowdownia wet and windy dayFergalh25/04/2015
From Nant Gwynant. Yr Aran and Craig Wen.AlunRees3109/06/2014
From Rhudd Ddu on the way to Yr Aran before taking the south ridge on to Snowdon. Descended to the car park via the Rhudd Ddu pathHilboBlogging12/11/2013
From Rhudd Ddu on the way up yo yr Aran. No real path to summit, navigated by following the walls.HillboBaggings13/05/2013
done but can remember whenMad Tom01/01/2013
Climbed from Craflwyn and then onto Yr Aran.mad max23/11/2012
From Nantgwynant (SH 62792 50692) - Yr Aran - Craig Wen - Gallt y Wenallt.david23020115/07/2012
From Rhyd-Ddu via Yr Aran, with Ben on a BHMC Hut weekend. Sunny, very windy, some snow on ground.alwaysinshorts04/03/2012
Great weather lovely walk away from the crowds on Snowdonfellowsa17/04/2011
our first ascent of snowdon and still i reckon the best, quietest route up. we took in 4 hewitts and a few other humps. starting from rhydd du and first headed up craig wen, then obviuos route over yr aran, and off via moel cynghorion and sections of the stig_nest30/04/2007
Climbed with Yr Aran, date to confirm when I check that log - solo on good weather day from Llyn Gwynantnordicstar01/08/2002
climbed in winter with coventry mcdavert12301/01/2000
Climbed with Eric on the descent from Yr Aran.mikejacobs13/11/1999
Date unknown RHW01/01/1990
By way of Wernlas-degAlan Moore21/05/1989
Again an arbitrary date given for this first ascent due to fit the criteria for entry. My notes suggest that it was first done in 1987.thenomad01/01/1987
An excellent scramble up the rocks and waterfalls of the stream bed alongside the Watkin path. With Liz Murphy, staying at Bryn Gwynant YH. Last 800 feet up Yr Aran in cloud and drizzle. Descended s ridge over Craig Wen to Beddgelert .Chris Pearson06/08/1984
Reached this top in awful weather - pelting rain, wind and cold. We gave up soon after ... a failed attempt on Yr Aran.ChinnockCblank
Yr Eryr Aur29/07/2023
Alan Whatley29/08/2022