Creigiau Gleision from the south
|Elevation||678 m (2,224 ft)|
|Prominence||262 m (860 ft)|
|Parent peak||Carnedd Llewelyn|
|Listing||Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Translation||grey-green rocks (Welsh)|
|Pronunciation||Welsh: [ˈkreiɡiai ˈɡleiʃion]|
|Topo map||OS Explorer OL 17|
|Listed summits of Creigiau Gleision|
|Creigiau Gleision North Top||634 m (2,080 ft)||Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Craiglwyn||623 m (2,044 ft)||sub Hewitt, Nuttall|
Creigiau Gleision is a mountain in Snowdonia, Wales, near Capel Curig. It is the easternmost of the high Carneddau and is separated from the others by Llyn Cowlyd. Directly across this reservoir from Creigiau Gleision is Pen Llithrig y Wrach. To the north-east it runs into the broad ridge of Cefn Cyfarwydd.
In fact the mountain has three peaks, hence perhaps its plural name. The most southerly peak is the highest, at 678 metres (2,224 ft), and the O.S. map also marks the northerly peak (some ½ mile distant) at 634 metres (2,080 ft). Between these two lie a middle peak, of a height between the outer two, but cairnless and unmarked on the O.S. map.
Colin Adams, author of The Mountain Walker's Guide to Wales (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2002), has reached the summit of Creigiau Gleision over 450 times. On many occasions he has encountered a ghost there who has spoken to him, and although he makes no reference to this in his book, he wrote about it in 1999.