Ascent of Cribyn on 2011-02-27

Climber: Brian Lubbert

Date:Sunday, February 27, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:2608 ft / 794 m

Ascent Trip Report

24 deg f

Greetings From the Untied States!

Climbed summit before I learned what Peak bagging was...

Here is what I wrote on a geocaching website. the trail that follows the ridge line was in better shape than the trail down the NE flank and shepherds path below.

American's body found on Cribyn, That is all i could think about as I descended the NE slope of the peak. The wind was so strong that I swear I was being held up the mountain as I climbed down towards the cache. The wind became so intense that I finally gave up on the trail and headed down the northern slop just to get out of the wind. Luckily, I had provisioned myself with a Ordnance Map of the area so I knew where all of these trails were. The thing I found most troubling about the trail near this cache was that the red bedrock is at an odd angle so I felt tipsy and had vertigo navigating the trail in the ice and, sleet and wind. But I was rest-assured that I knew where I was going and it had only taken me three hours from the parking lot and I had plenty of time to return to the car before dusk. When I return to the trail I had ascended the peak I felt right at home making the climb back up to Pen Y Fen --which seemed much easier then approaching the nearby geocache today. Thanks for the fun. This is one of my favorites!
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Part of Trip: Corn Do-> Pen y Fen -> Cribyn (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Corn Du2011-02-27 
2Pen y Fan2011-02-27 

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