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Name:Glyder Fawr
Hill number:1967
Height:1000.9m / 3284ft
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Glyders
County/UA:Conwy (CoU), Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Conwy, Catchment Boundaries, Ogwen
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,BL,Bg,Cm,P600,P500)
Grid ref:SH 64246 57956
Summit feature:rock tor
Drop:642m
Col:359m  SH647556  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Observations:rock outcrop 40m SSW at SH 64230 57923 is 1.45m lower; all other rock features lower still
Survey:Abney level/Leica 530
Survey of Glyder Fawr (Final).doc
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To Cwm Bochlwyd, then false Gribin to the football field, then the true Gribin onto Glyder Fawr, back down into Cwm Cneifion, then into Cwm IdwalByronHaywood18/09/2019
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
with Krixm, Nick, Zoe, Charlotte and Becca (F15 fighter pilot).. Boiling day, very toug technical walk Tryfan north ridge, bristley ridge, and two gliders, down through devil's kitchenJames Burrows24/08/2019
Mist came back & made the scree slog from Llyn y Cwn almost bearable! Think mist almost meant we had to get the compass out. Rather Modorish in the light.DanMaisieBex23/08/2019
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
After we did Y Garn.axoree16/06/2019
Ascent from Ogwen up via the Devil's Kitchen. Drizzle and misty to begin with, brightening up later.brandybordeaux01/06/2019
not as impressive as the earlier mountains even if it is the highest one.rossdrummond18/05/2019
with Selevyn amd large group in cloudy weatherDenise 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
Pen y Pass, Above Llyn Cwmffynnon, Glyder Fawr, below Castell y Gwynt, Cantilever rock, Glyder Fach, Miners path. Completely missed the path between the rocks at Glyder Fach, so ended up climbing over very rocky ground and then nearly ended going down Bwlch Tryfan, but a combination of a warning in the guide book and talking to people going down that way put us right.WaggaWagg04/05/2019
Run with AdamPaulE04/05/2019
From Ogwen Cottage via Llyn Bochlwyd, Glyder Fach.philroyle28/04/2019
Traverse of the GlydersClaireb 31/03/2019
Climbed solo from Llyn Ogwen via Heather terrace to Bwlch Tryfan, steep path to the east of Bristly ridge, Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt, Glyder Fawr, Devil's Kitchen, Llyn Idwal and return to A5. Beautiful calm, sunny and warm day with good views. Time 5 hours. Heather terrace rougher than expected. Final ascent to Glyder Fach very eroded. Completed Welsh 3000'ers with my ascent of Castell y Gwynt, which I had missed out on previous visits. Lovely little scramble up a jagged tor.jamessteel10024/02/2019
Great day out on the Winter Solstice with GFE. Approached from Pen-y-Gwryd. Castell y Gwynt, Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach. Beautiful weather on the way up until 750m and then dreadfully wet and windy. Saw three people on the summit of Glyder Fawr and no one else all day.Fionalevey21/12/2018
On a beautiful day from Ogwen, and many times before.Phreerunner10/10/2018
Round of Tryfan Glyders and Y Garn. Got both hands on summit and a toe above the summit but no chance of standing on it. Nice view of Snowdon. Uncomfortable descent of NW ridge.Topographer5712/09/2018
Climbed with Peter and Alexander Thirkettlepsburgess10/08/2018
With CharlieNottsOutdoorLad04/08/2018
With Louise and DanielDRS12/07/2018
With Rob Rodrigues. 8 hrs. Hot and sunny.Nancy Blackett05/07/2018
HF decending to Peny passChasejet24/06/2018
Fifth of Welsh 3000s weekPeakyPete24/06/2018
Glyder Fach via Bristly Ridge and then on to Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr before descending to Ogwen down the Devil's Kitchen route.knarf13/06/2018
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
A sunny afternoon ascent with son from Capel Curig over Cefn y Capel (460m) to Gallt yr Ogof (763m), then on to Y Foel Goch (805m) before descending to Llyn Caseg-fraith where we camped for the night. 7km, 657m ascent. The following morning broke camp and ascended Glyder Fach (994m), and then Glyder Fawr (1001m), by-passing Castell y Gwynt. Still sunny, though cold in the wind. Descended to Pen-y-Pass via path removed from current O.S. maps, but waymarked by faded red paint. 6.25km, 300m ascent.VirtualMountain20/05/2018
Above the clouds with RobHarrismiles 05/05/2018
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
With MMC, from Llyn Ogwen, Glyder Fawr and Fach.robertgn25/03/2018
The first of two summits today. Good ascent. Poor visibility.simonshrewsbury11/11/2017
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
Llyn Ogwen - Tryfan via the North Ridge - South summit - Glyder Fach - Castell y Gwent - Glyder Fawr - Llyn Idwal - Llyn OgwenMountainTerrier02/09/2017
Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt, great daylisa90526/08/2017
Ogwen Cottage, Cwm Idwal, Devil's Kitchen/Twll Du, Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt, Glyder Fach, The Cantilever, down via Llyn Bochlwyd to Ogwen Cottage. With 14 year old son.clyoung07/08/2017
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
Scramble up Gribinjmistry8623/07/2017
Tryfan - Glyder Fach - Castell y Gwynt - Glyder Fawr from GR: SH 64965 60394ronaldo33314/07/2017
From Pont-pen-y-Benglog via Y Garn and down via Glyder Fach (missed summit) and by the side of Llyn Bochlwyd.muzza207/07/2017
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran, Dave Topliss, Paul ???, Sue Woodhouse, Peter Smylie, Layna Mcmoran. (Parking/start point) Roadside Llyn Ogwen - Tryfan North Ridge - Tryfan - Tryfan South Summit - Bristly Ridge - Glyder Fach - Castell y Gwynt - Glyder Fawr - Llyn Cwn - Devil's Staircase - Lyn Idwal - Ogwen Cottage.redbob20/06/2017
Walked as part of a linear walk from Pen y pass to Capel Curig.dave-harris25/05/2017
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
From Ogwen cott,up to llyn Bochlwyd then Y Gribin ridge to top across rocky plateau to Glyder Fawr, great views nearer the edge, Snowdon Massif shrouded in cloud. accross to Castell y gwynt-easier up then down, then onto Glyder Fawr & Cantilever, down scree to Bwlch Tryfan past bochlwyd to Ogwen. mostly Sunny some swirling cloud. A good day out.apricorum09/04/2017
Tryfan, Tryfan south peak, Glyder Fach, Castell Y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr. From the A5Alunrees3305/04/2017