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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.


Record Cribyn as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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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

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

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

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

Rachael Tyler scaled 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 walked up during July, 2011 [with] William

Iain Jones climbed 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 bagged 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 hiked [from/via/route] Pontsticill [with] Matt and Ivan [weather] Sunny - Nice hill bagging route

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

Robert Taylor-Marriott conquered 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 scaled 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 walked up on June 21st, 2014 [from/via/route] Pen y fan

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

Pauline Styles bagged 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 hiked on June 22nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Breacon Horse Shoe [with] Rebecca Fisher [weather] Sunny - very

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

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

Simon Neilson-Clark scaled 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 walked up 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 climbed on January 12th, 2012 [from/via/route] Storey Arms

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

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Sion Hewitt (1)

Craig Cwm Sere and Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Craig Cwm Sere and Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Peter Ross (1)

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 from Cribyn

Fan y Big from Cribyn

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (7)

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)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Simon Barnett (9)

Walking towards Cribyn from Pont y Caniedydd

Walking towards Cribyn from Pont y Caniedydd

Photo: Malcolm Gallani (1)

Cribyn (left) and Fan y Big from Neuadd Reservoir

Cribyn (left) and Fan y Big from Neuadd Reservoir

Photo: Paul Holroyd (34)

Cribyn and Neuadd Reservoir from Pen y Fan

Cribyn and Neuadd Reservoir from Pen y Fan

Photo: Laura Bimson (1)

Bwlch Ar y Fan from Cribyn

Bwlch Ar y Fan from Cribyn

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (5)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan summit cairn

Cribyn from Pen y Fan summit cairn

Photo: Joanne Lucas (7)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Don Williams (1)

Cribyn summit

Cribyn summit

Photo: Paul Holroyd (31)

Pen y Fan from Cribyn

Pen y Fan from Cribyn

Photo: Don Williams (2)

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: Tony Taylor (1)

Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn from Neuadd Reservoir

Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn from Neuadd Reservoir

Photo: Barry Lugg (25)

Pen y Fan from Cribyn

Pen y Fan from Cribyn

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (6)

The final ascent to Cribyn from the Bryn Teg ridge

The final ascent to Cribyn from the Bryn Teg ridge

Photo: Malcolm Gallani (3)

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)


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