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Cribyn
795m (2609ft)

The Brecon Beacons Area, The Brecon Beacons, Powys, Wales

Cribyn means 'The Summit' in Welsh and is pronounced 'kree-bun'.

The summit of Cribyn is marked by a small cairn.


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Welsh Mountain
37th highest in Wales,
82nd in England & Wales

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Welsh Nuttall
46th highest in Wales,
99th in England & Wales

Cribyn is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL12
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 160
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Cribyn Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Cribyn

Sion Britton walked up on August 9th, 2020 [from/via/route] Brecon Beacons Horseshoe Walk [with] Rhiannon [weather] Mist

Andy Buxton climbed during May, 2011 [from/via/route] Neuadd Reservoirs [weather] Sunny/showers

Iwan Williams bagged on August 12th, 2019 [from/via/route] Neuadd Reservoir

Marcelle Allman hiked on October 27th, 2019 [from/via/route] Pen-y-Fan Horseshoe walk, however it was so lovely & we made good time so added on traversing the valley & walking back along the opposite ridgeline. [with] Dave Raime [weather] Glorious sunshine 12 degrees - My first visit to the Brecon Beacons.

Dale Tyler summited on May 15th, 2018 [from/via/route] Horseshoe walk up from Cwn Gwdi: Cribyn - Pen y Fan - Corn Du [with] On my own [weather] Hottest day of the year so far. Thought I was melting.... - Cuckoos calling in the woods across the Nant Sere & newts in Llyn Cwm Llwch

Kimberley Gratton conquered on July 22nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Horseshoe Trail - Mountain Mist

Lesley Legge scaled on May 12th, 2018 [from/via/route] Storey Arms [weather] Cold but sunny

Mary Norris walked up on August 13th, 2018 [from/via/route] Horseshoe. Anti-clockwise from Neuadd Reservoir car park. [with] Sue Davies and Betsie [weather] Very mixed! Sun, rain, mist wind - Exhausting!!

Lucy Perchard climbed on July 8th, 2018 [from/via/route] Walked from the Neuadd reservoir up to the Craig Fan Ddu ridge up to Corn Du, Pen Y Fan, Cribyn & Fan Y Big before returning via Craig Cwareli, Craig Fan Las & Craig Y Fan Ddu [with] Tony [weather] Very hot but with a cooling breeze once up high - One of the best high level rigdewalks in the UK!

Bay Wan bagged on May 20th, 2018 [from/via/route] Starting from the Storey Arms car park, this was part of the 'classic horseshoe' encompassing Corn Du, Pen Y Fan & Cribyn [with] Cocoa Pops (the dog) [weather] Very sunny & hot. Clear blue skies. - Try the reverse route as the 4th ascent on the return was a killer

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Cribyn

The final ascent to Cribyn from the Bryn Teg ridge

The final ascent to Cribyn from the Bryn Teg ridge

Photo: Malcolm Gallani (3)

Me striding out across Craig Cwmoergwm with Corn Du (centre - distance), Pen y Fan, Cribyn amd Fan y Big (far right).

Me striding out across Craig Cwmoergwm with Corn Du (centre - distance), Pen y Fan, Cribyn amd Fan y Big (far right).

Photo: Steph Burton (2)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Sion Hewitt (1)

Approaching the summit of Cribyn with Pen y Fan in the distance

Approaching the summit of Cribyn with Pen y Fan in the distance

Photo: Joanne Lucas (1)

Brecon from the summit of Cribyn

Brecon from the summit of Cribyn

Photo: Joanne Lucas (2)

Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Brecon

Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Brecon

Photo: David Thompson (1)

Craig Cwm Cynwyn, Cribyn, Craig Cwm Sere, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Fan y Big

Craig Cwm Cynwyn, Cribyn, Craig Cwm Sere, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Fan y Big

Photo: Jane Thomas (2)

Cribyn with Pen Y Fan beyond from Fan y Big

Cribyn with Pen Y Fan beyond from Fan y Big

Photo: Paul Holroyd (28)

Pen y Fan and Cribyn from near Neuadd Reservoir

Pen y Fan and Cribyn from near Neuadd Reservoir

Photo: Barry Lugg (22)

Cribyn and Pen y Fan in the snow from near Brecon

Cribyn and Pen y Fan in the snow from near Brecon

Photo: Alexis Dimyan (2)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Jo Davies (1)

Neuadd Reservoir from the summit of Cribyn

Neuadd Reservoir from the summit of Cribyn

Photo: Joanne Lucas (3)

Cribyn (left) and Fan y Big from Neuadd Reservoir

Cribyn (left) and Fan y Big from Neuadd Reservoir

Photo: Paul Holroyd (34)

Bwlch Ar y Fan from Cribyn

Bwlch Ar y Fan from Cribyn

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (5)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Mike Powell (3)

Me and my hiker buddies on Cribyn on the way to Pen y Fan

Me and my hiker buddies on Cribyn on the way to Pen y Fan

Photo: Brondwyn Dee (1)

Craig Cwm Sere and Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Craig Cwm Sere and Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Peter Ross (1)

Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Cefn Cyff

Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Cefn Cyff

Photo: David Thompson (2)

Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Craig Cwareli

Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Craig Cwareli

Photo: Alex Oldridge (6)

Pen y fan from Cribyn

Pen y fan from Cribyn

Photo: Paul Holroyd (29)


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