Walk 2766 - printer friendly version
Capel Pinnacle / Y Pincin from Capel Curig Walk
Author - Jake Robertson
Length - 1.0 miles / 1.6 km
Ascent - 250 feet / 76 metres
Grade - easy
Start - OS grid reference SH720582
Lat 53.105591 + Long -3.9134693
Postcode LL24 0EN (approx. location only)
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.