Carnedd y Filiast (Glyderau)

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Carnedd y Filiast
Carnedd y Filiast, The Glyders.jpg
Elidir Fawr from Carnedd y Filiast summit
Highest point
Elevation821 m (2,694 ft)
Prominence76 m (249 ft)
ListingHewitt, Nuttall
Language of nameWelsh
LocationGwynedd, Wales
Parent rangeGlyderau
OS gridSH622629
Topo mapOS Landranger 115, OS Outdoor Leisure 17
Easiest routeWalk
Listed summits of Carnedd y Filiast (Glyderau)
Name Grid ref Height Status
Mynydd Perfedd 812 m (2,664 ft) sub Hewitt, Nuttall
Y Fronllwyd 721 m (2,362 ft) Nuttall

Carnedd y Filiast is a mountain in Snowdonia, Wales, forming part of the Glyderau. It, along with its top Y Fronllwyd (721 m), forms the most northerly summit in the Glyderau. The average annual temperature on Carnedd y Filiast is estimated to be around 4 Celsius.[1]

The summit is very rocky and has a number of cairns, as it has a vast expanse of layered slab of its crag features, giving rise to some exceptionally long, easy mountain routes, some giving over 1,000 feet of continuous climbing. Many routes are notable for their almost complete lack of protection and total isolation, and the summit affords good views of Anglesey, Snowdon, Carneddau, the Glyderau, Tryfan, Foel Goch, Y Garn and Elidir Fawr, along with Marchlyn Mawr reservoir. The Isle of Man and the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland can be seen on exceptionally clear days. It is about the 25th highest peak in Snowdonia.[2]

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  1. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Ciceron. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
  2. ^ Crocker, Chris; Graham Jackson. "Mountaineering & Rock Climbing in the UK: Carnedd y Filiast". Database of British Hills. Mountain Retrieved 2008-04-08.

Coordinates: 53°08.7′N 4°03.6′W / 53.1450°N 4.0600°W / 53.1450; -4.0600