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Name:Y Garn
Hill number:1972
Height:947m / 3107ft
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Glyders
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Ogwen, Catchment Boundaries, Seiont
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,BL,Bg,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 63092 59572
Summit feature:cairn/shelter
Drop:236m
Col:711m  SH635584  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Survey:Abney level
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Llanberis - Capel Curig Glyders Traverse. Perfect weather!twg2718/09/2019
Parked at YHA on A5 at Llyn Ogwen. Up to col between Glyder Fach and Tryfan. Up Bristly ridge onto Glyder Fach and onto Glyder Fawr. On to Y Garn and Elidir Fawr. Descended to starting point via East ridge of Y Garn.raffemeister27/08/2019
Third peak of the day. The sun had burnt off the cloud earlier, but more was rising so the views were intermittent. Glyders next.DanMaisieBex23/08/2019
Descent from Glyder Fawr, long pause on ascent before some chocolate on summit, final peak of the day.petrhowrth17/08/2019
Up from llyn ogwen via y gribin. Walk from Glyder Fach across the summits to Y Garn. Back down Devils Kitchen.noxibis07/07/2019
Ridge WalkIANL07/07/2019
Y Farm and Glyder Fawr today. Didn't rain much! With Nathan.axoree16/06/2019
With Selvyn and large group from Idwal cottageDenise 05/05/2019
Up from Nant Peris then the full length of the Glyders to Capel Curig and back on the bus - a great day out.atreides788704/05/2019
Up Y Garn from Ogwen cottage, down Devil's Kitchen; Short, steep, hot.WaggaWagg20/04/2019
Loop of Y Garn and Elidir...came up from Nant Peris.Claireb 23/03/2019
(Walkers with) Dave Topliss, Jan Urey, Paul Parker, Cath Parker, Anne?, Susan Woodhouse, Peter Smylie, Lee Ashworth, Layna Mcmoran, Torun Mcmoran, Gary Dean, Peter? (Parking/Start point) A5 Roadside Llyn Ogwen - Llyn Idwal - Devils Kitchen - Y Garn - Nant Peris - Dinorwig Quarry Path - Dinorwig - Brynrefail.redbob23/02/2019
Climbed via the East Ridge, grade 2 scramble , in strong winds and buckets of rain. With Tim, Chris and Waynemazz03/11/2018
On a beautiful day from Ogwen, and many times before.Phreerunner10/10/2018
I climbed Elidir Fawr (923m) and Y Garn (947m) yesterday 29/09/18 from the Nant Peris car park in Snowdonia National Park. The weather was very changeable with mist rolling in between sunny spells but dry all day, took just on six hours.chillyman829/09/2018
Round of Tryfan Glyders and Y Garn. Easy ascent of south ridge. Path down to Ogwen a bit slippery higher up but excellent below 600m.Topographer5712/09/2018
With Rob Rodrigues. From Glyddar Fawr. Descent by ridge path to Llyn Ogwen. 8 hours.Nancy Blackett05/07/2018
HF from Idwal cottageChasejet24/06/2018
First of the Welsh 3000s with HF Holidays 22nd to 29th June 2018.PeakyPete23/06/2018
Elidir Fawr, Foel-goch, Y Garn, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fachkeithouk10/06/2018
WELSH 3000's Started 03:30 in the Pen-y-Pass CP with GAVIN SIMPSON and DAVE FOWLER > Craig Fach > Crib Goch (3028) > Crib y Ddysgl (3495) > Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa (3560) > (Nant Peris) > Elidir Fawr (3031) > Y Garn (3107) > Glyder Fawr (3284) > Castell y Gwynt (3189) > Glyder Fach (3262) > Tryfan Far South Peak > Tryfan (3010) > (Llyn Ogwen) > Pen yr Ole Wen (3209) > Carnedd Dafydd (3425) > Carnedd Llewelyn (3491) > Yr Elen (3156) > Foel Grach (3200) > Garnedd Uchaf [Carnedd Gwenllian] (3035) > Foel-fras (3097) > finished 22:30 SH73164 66324 29 miles - 14300 ft ascent (19 hours)Mark A Hartry02/06/2018
Llaberis to Abergwyngregyn climbing all the 3000s in the Glyderau and Carneddau (plus a few extra Nuttalls).tomd430/04/2018
Glyder Fawr via the Y Gribin ridge and then on to Y Garn and Foel Goch.knarf14/04/2018
Start from parking at bottom of Marchlyn Reservoir road, Via North Top, Carnedd y Filiast and Mynydd Perfeddderrymark20/03/2018
Foel Goch from Ogwen via the Mushroom Garden route. Near whiteout on Y Garn ascent (path almost obliterated with snow) so descended down north east ridge.knarf20/01/2018
Ascent via the north east ridge and descent down the Devil's Kitchen route.knarf07/01/2018
From accommodation at Ty'n-y-maes: direct assault of slope to NE of Carnedd y Filiast,(tough going in the snow but all do-able) then on to Mynydd Perfedd & Y Garn, down to road via Twll Du and back to start via pavement on A5.Cas-gwent29/11/2017
Route: Talywaen Elidir Fawr Mynydd Perfedd Foel-goch Y Garn Glyder Fawr Glyder Fach Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel. Approx. Stats: 6hrs20, 17km, 1,440m ascent. Weather: claggy & windy, but no rain and occasional bits of sunshine. Notes: ran very close to sundown on final descent; party spilt, with half descending prior to Glyder Fach ascent.millionmts04/11/2017
tryfan, tryfan far south peak,glder fach, casteill y gwynt, glder fawr, y garn, foel goch, elidir fawr, mynydd perfedd, carnedd y filiast, carnedd north top, from pont pen y benglog.robertphillips06/08/2017
Linear walk for SOTA activations. Parked on quarry road at barred gate SH596631 east of Deiniolien. Visited Elidir Fawr > Y Garn > Glyder Fawr > Tryfan Marilyns. Returned to Bwlch Tryfan then down to Idwal Cottage YHA. Used taxi to retrieve my car from Deiniolien.G4OBK (Phil)24/07/2017
From Nant Peris. Y Garn, Foel Goch, Mynydd Perfedd, Carnedd Y Filiast, Carnedd Y Filiast north top and Elidir Fawr. Glorious day. Too hot!!Alunrees3319/06/2017
Circular from Nant Peris starting with Elidir Fawr.Dan Baddeley14/05/2017
Circular from Ogwen. Tryfan, Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Y Garn.Dan Baddeley07/05/2017
WELSH 3000's Started 03:30 in the Pen-y-Pass Youth Hostel with GAVIN, KEVIN, JOE, CARL and DUNCAN > Craig Fach > Crib Goch (3028) > Crib y Ddysgl (3495) > Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa (3560) > (Llanberis Station CP two members of the group ended up in Rhyd-Ddu !!!! 2 hours lost looking for them) > Elidir Fawr (3031) > Y Garn (3107) > Glyder Fawr (3284) > Castell y Gwynt (3189) > Glyder Fach (3262) > Tryfan Far South Peak > Tryfan (3010) > (Llyn Ogwen) > FAILED at 18:00 demoralized to continue we would have finished in the dark - 18 miles - 9700 ft ascent (14:30 hours) try again next year!Mark A Hartry05/05/2017
Route: Circuit of Y Garn, Foel Goch, Mynydd Perffedd and Elider Fawr. Party: Peter Evans, Jamie Partington, Thomas Giles, Nicholas Field, William Colledge. Weather: Cloudy on top of mountains, very windy at top of mountains.Oliver_Storey06/04/2017
A further ascent of Glyder Fawr & Y Garn via the Gribin Ridge.knarf03/04/2017
First mountain climb in tricky weather conditions, reached the summit but zero visibility and some snow remaining.Sianj0116/03/2017
Wild camp with Smivzaul_uk26/11/2016
From Ogwen via Mushroom Garden to Foel Goch. Continued on to Elidir Fawr returning via Mynydd Perfedd before ascending Y Garn. Descent along the NE ridge of Y Garn. Dry sunny Autumn day.knarf02/11/2016
With kids - great scramble, perfect weathernix_snilloc21/10/2016
Parked on A5 near Ogwen Cottage. Walked straight up the ridge from Llyn Idwal. After Y Garn walked over to Elidir Fawr and back with Dave. Walked back from Elidir with Lindsey. Blustery showery day.Skip25/09/2016
From llanberis and on to Elidir Fawremily28/08/2016
sotamike.hartley13/08/2016
3000 walkunderhill06/08/2016
Y Garn, Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach. First day of good weather for 2 or 3 weeks, a lot of walkers out. Even hotter day than forecast, ended up with sunburn. Ended day in the Vaynol Arms again, which is highly recommended.Lazylizzie17/07/2016
Steep but enjoyable climb up the east face, starting from the car park next to Llyn Ogwen. Scrambling neccessary in places. Terrific views over to the north (as far as Anglesey) and east but the mist rolled in so unfortunately no views from summit.muzza208/07/2016
nice walk from elidir fawr on 14 peaks attemt with andy from ascents of adventurecolinfielding18/06/2016
Vegan Welsh 3000s V3K Ultra race CraigW18/06/2016
Welsh 3000s tripaucuparia15/06/2016
Glyder Fawr from Ogwen via Bristly Ridge and then on to Y Garn returning down the Devil's Kitchen.knarf14/05/2016