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Moel Siabod


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
872 m (2860 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
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Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Moel Plas yr Abad = Bare hill of the Palace at Abbot Hill

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Moel Siabod (2500ft+) stands in solitary isolation S of Capel Curig, in the Snowdonia National Park (Wales), from where it appears as a steady grassy rise in all directions without significant crags. Consequently it is relatively seldom visited. In fact, it does present a craggy face to the E, difficult to see from roads, where a cwm with a little llyn (Llyn y Foel) at 550m have been excavated by glacial action. This cwm lies between a NE ridge and an E ridge.

Though Moel Siabod can be ascended gently from any direction, the most interesting route is from Pont Cyfyng to the NE, which involves visiting the cwm and llyn and traversing the top via the two enclosing ridges

Hazards you may encounter on Moel Siabod include
 Crags near summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
A special thank you to David S Brown for his work on this and all of the England/Wales information.
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Moel Siabod Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Moel Siabod.

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 Routes that include Moel Siabod
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 790 m 8.42 km 3.5 hrs Moel Siabod  Scenic ascent below the E face of Moel Siabod then up a broken ridge, finding a route between large boulders and outcrops onto the stony summit, which is above crags.  

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Me at the top of Moel Siabod: 1st June 2010

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown
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