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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
47th highest in Wales,
99th in England & Wales

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The Brecon Beacons National Park


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You can walk to the top of Cribyn by using any of these 5 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk po104 Pen y Fan and Cribyn from Nant Gwdi

Superb views - pick a nice day

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 8ml (12km)
Ascent:2,629ft (801m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk po100 Pen y Fan from Neuadd Reservoir

Popular classic walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:2,402ft (732m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk po146 Cribyn and Fan y Big from Pont y Caniedydd

Superb ridge walk - pick a clear day

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:2,539ft (774m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk po127 Fan y Big, Cribyn, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Neuadd Reservoir

Unsurpassed views from this high level route - pick a clear day

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10ml (16km)
Ascent:2,850ft (869m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk po169 Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Nant Cwm Llwch nr Brecon

Simply fantastic - but pick a nice clear day

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:3,256ft (992m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)

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

Rich Jenkins walked up Cribyn on December 29th, 2021 [from/via/route] Pontsticill reservoir [weather] Low cloud around peak height. Windy on top. - Wet underfoot & water running off slopes. Lovely route along escarpment edge.

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

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

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

Marcelle Allman summited Cribyn 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 conquered Cribyn 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 scaled Cribyn on July 22nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Horseshoe Trail - Mountain Mist

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

Mary Norris climbed Cribyn 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 bagged Cribyn 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 hiked Cribyn 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

Andrew Joss summited Cribyn on August 27th, 2017 [from/via/route] Pont Ar Daf car park [with] Barbara, Pip, Mick & Benson [weather] Dull then sunny

David Wand conquered Cribyn on May 31st, 1994 [with] Solo [weather] Rained in the night but dry for the walk & a light breeze

Robert Shaw scaled Cribyn on May 14th, 2010 [from/via/route] Classic horseshoe walk [with] The usual crew [weather] Clear

Rachael Tyler walked up Cribyn on April 7th, 2017 [from/via/route] Neuadd reservoir [with] Husband [weather] Cloudy at first but glorious by 11 - Fantastic day out shared with the squaddies. Hard slog but well worth it & glad we weren't wearing packs like the lads. A lovely horseshoe / ridge walk.

Janet Wells climbed Cribyn during July, 2011 [with] William

Iain Jones bagged Cribyn on November 12th, 2011 [from/via/route] Cwmgwdi [with] Nick Cockayne & Neil Biddle - 01 January 2013 - walked from Cwmgwdi; 25 April 2015 - walked from Neuadd Reservoir

Christina Lander hiked Cribyn on March 26th, 2014 [from/via/route] Upper Neuadd Reservoir - Craig Fan Ddu - Corn Du - Pen y Fan - Cribyn - Fan y Big - Upper Neuadd Reservoir [with] Dick & Suzanne [weather] Overcast but dry - First time of doing horseshoe walk from Neuadd Reservoir

Ian Woodford has summited Cribyn [from/via/route] Pontsticill [with] Matt and Ivan [weather] Sunny - Nice hill bagging route

Tricia David conquered Cribyn during November, 2012 [from/via/route] M4 path [weather] Dry & bright but cold

Robert Taylor-Marriott scaled Cribyn on October 12th, 2011 [from/via/route] Route 34: Cribyn & Fan Y Big (CYYB) Completed 12.10.11 [with] Vince Wetton & Robert Taylor-Marriott. [weather] Cloudy, raining

Andy Richards walked up Cribyn on July 10th, 2014 [from/via/route] neuadd reservoir [with] our dogs rover & guinness [weather] sunny patchy cloud - 2nd trip around the horseshoe but 1st time cribyn bagged

Alan Smith climbed Cribyn on June 21st, 2014 [from/via/route] Pen y fan

Wyn Griffiths bagged Cribyn on September 6th, 2011 [from/via/route] FRom Pen y Fan [weather] Fantastic - Training for 1st Wizzard Walk

Pauline Styles hiked Cribyn on October 4th, 2013 [from/via/route] the South [with] Richard, Ruth and Alastair Gabriel and Sarah Lowrie [weather] Pouring Rain all Day - Ascending this before we went onto Pen Y Fan

Jason Johnston summited Cribyn on June 22nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Breacon Horse Shoe [with] Rebecca Fisher [weather] Sunny - very

Glenn Radford conquered Cribyn on August 24th, 2012 [from/via/route] po100 [with] Christine [weather] Sunny strong wind

Vince Wetton scaled Cribyn on October 12th, 2011 [with] RTM

Simon Neilson-Clark walked up Cribyn during 2010 [from/via/route] Ridge walk from Fan y Big to Pen y Fan [with] Mrs H [weather] Overcast - Long ridge with Pen y Fan as the highest & busiest

James Penkethman climbed Cribyn on July 30th, 2012 [from/via/route] From Storey Arms via Corn Du & Pen y Fan [with] Dan Costello [weather] Nice weather. Warm but not to hot. Fairly windy - Done as part of the Fan Dance

Stephen Mcvey bagged Cribyn on January 12th, 2012 [from/via/route] Storey Arms

Paul Roddam, Erin Ryan, Hugh Towns, Tom Norgate, Michael Rygol, John Cuthbert, Edward Wells, Paul Booth, Trevor Williams, Andrew Fleming, Andy James, Paul Donoghue, Victoria Bates, Louise Sandwith, David Price, Ian Thomas, Jacqueline Debbie Tonks, Richard Penney, Pete Howes, Matthew Thomas and Mark Davidson have all walked, climbed & bagged Cribyn.

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

Craig Cwm Sere and Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Craig Cwm Sere and Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Peter Ross (1)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Simon Barnett (9)

Cribyn (left) and Fan y Big from Neuadd Reservoir

Cribyn (left) and Fan y Big from Neuadd Reservoir

Photo: Paul Holroyd (34)

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 (3)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Mike Powell (3)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Joanne Lucas (5)

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)

Pen y fan from Cribyn

Pen y fan from Cribyn

Photo: Paul Holroyd (30)

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)

The final ascent to Cribyn from the Bryn Teg ridge

The final ascent to Cribyn from the Bryn Teg ridge

Photo: Malcolm Gallani (3)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Sion Hewitt (1)

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)

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 and Cribyn from Neuadd Reservoir

Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn from Neuadd Reservoir

Photo: Barry Lugg (25)

The obligatory diving board photo on Fan y Big with Cribyn beyond

The obligatory diving board photo on Fan y Big with Cribyn beyond

Photo: Alex Oldridge (4)

Cribyn and Neuadd Reservoir from Pen y Fan

Cribyn and Neuadd Reservoir from Pen y Fan

Photo: Laura Bimson (1)

Cribyn from Bwlch Ar y Fan

Cribyn from Bwlch Ar y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (4)

Brecon from the summit of Cribyn

Brecon from the summit of Cribyn

Photo: Joanne Lucas (2)

Cribyn, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Lower Neuadd Reservoir

Cribyn, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Lower Neuadd Reservoir

Photo: Barry Lugg (23)

Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Brecon

Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Brecon

Photo: David Thompson (1)


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