Saturday, 1 July 2000

Garnedd Ugain (Crib-y-Ddysgl)

Garnedd Ugain over Bwlch Coch
Height: 1065m (3494ft)
Prominence: 72m (236ft)
Region: Snowdonia - Snowdon
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Welsh 3000
Summit feature: Trig pillar
Times climbed: 2
The Snowdon Horseshoe - 24/05/2016
A tired looking trig pillar marks the summit
Garnedd Ugain (Gar-neth U-gain - Cairn of the Twenty), often referred to as "Crib-y-Ddysgl" is the second highest peak in Wales, and lies just under one kilometre north of Yr Wyddfa itself.

Both Garnedd Ugain and Crib-y-Ddysgl appear on the Ordnance Survey's maps of the area. The name Crib-y-Ddysgl refers to the east ridge whilst the summit is Garnedd or Carnedd Ugain.

Crib-y-Ddysgl (meaning "ridge of the dish" in Welsh) is the name used for the peak's listing as a Hewitt. Carnedd Ugain in Welsh means "Cairn of the Twenty" and was named after the Roman legion based in Caernarfon.

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