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Snowdonia Walk
Capel Pinnacle / Y Pincin from Capel Curig

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Western Carneddau

County/Area - Conwy

Author - Jake Robertson

Length - 1.0 miles / 1.6 km

Ascent - 250 feet / 76 metres

Time - 0 hours 50 minutes

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference SH720582
Lat 53.105591 // Long -3.913469
Postcode LL24 0EN (approx. location only)

Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Capel Pinnacle / Y Pincin from Capel Curig
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The Capel Pinnacle is a well known landmark, a little rocky knoll a few hundred feet above Capel Curig. It's barely a walk to its 860ft/264m top but it offers tantalising views of Snowdon and the higher mountains and has plenty of scrambling for entertaining hour or two.

Walk out of the car park onto the main road by the junction. Cross the junction to a cross by the chapel and go over a stile into a field, following a path which passes to the left of the Pinnacle. Once over another wall it's a simple matter of picking the best route up to the summit. The easiest way is by climbing round the north side where a series of paths and easy scrambles bring you to the rocky top just poking above the trees.

It is a nice viewpoint, looking up Dyffryn Mymbyr to the Snowdon Horseshoe, Moel Siabod looming massively to the south and Pen yr Helgi Du and Pen Llithrig yr Wrach soaring to the north. Aside from the view there is plenty of easy and enjoyable scrambling to be found on the Pinnacle. Once you are done, simply descend the way you came up back to Capel Curig.

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