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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, Ogwen
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,BL,Bg,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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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
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
Elidir Fawr, Foel-goch, Y Garn, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fachkeithouk10/06/2018
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
A sunny afternoon ascent with 11 year old 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.VirtualMountain20/04/2018
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
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
Route: Car Park to Tryfan Glyder Fawr via North side of Llyn Bochlwyd and back to Car Park. Party: Dominik Ceglowski, Tim Emkes, William Colledge, Thomas Giles, Nicholas Field. Weather: Clear day, sunny, high cloud, no wind, no rain.Oliver_Storey02/04/2017
Route: A5 parking at Llyn Ogewn - Y Gribin - Glyder Fawr - Glyder Fach - The Miner's Track - Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel. Approx. Stats: 5hr, 9.4km, 750m ascent. Weather: hot, no cloud, short-sleeves throughout. Notes: did both possible summits on Glyder Fawr & the cantilever on Glyder Fach; bit boggy in places at start & end.millionmts02/04/2017
Wild camp with Smiv.zaul_uk27/11/2016
With kids - great scramble, perfect weathernix_snilloc21/10/2016
sotamike.hartley13/08/2016
Climbed from Idwal Cottage via Devil's Kitchen, with Jodythe_adam06/08/2016
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
With Kelly Roger and Martinmy-list19/06/2016
with andy guide from ascents of adventure of adventure on welsh 14 peaks attemptcolinfielding18/06/2016
(Walkers with)Torun Mcmoran, Gary Dean (Parking/Start point) A5 roadside Llyn Ogwen - Tryfan North Ridge - Tryfan - Tryfan (far south peak) - Glyder Fach - Glyder Fawr - Y Gribin Ridge - Llyn Ogwen.redbob18/06/2016
grate walk with roger kelly and martinDarren-44318/06/2016
Vegan Welsh 3000s V3K Ultra race CraigW18/06/2016
Welsh 3000s tripaucuparia15/06/2016
A day on Tryfan with Dave (assisted in parts by Luke). Parked on the A5 near Milestone Buttress. Dull cool day, summits intermittently in cloud. Followed North Ridge to summit of Tryfan. Avoided Bristly for easier route to Glyder Fach. Then to Glyder Fawr before descending via Devil's Kitchen and Llyn Idwal.Skip23/05/2016
With Sanjay Chauhan, snow.designrob09/04/2016
with unilerritt30/01/2016
Y Foel Goch, Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr, Y Garn, Foel-Goch, Mynydd Perfedd, Carnedd y Filiast, Carnedd y Filiast North Topkeithouk27/09/2015
6500ft climb 14 milerhikester27/09/2015
From visitors centre, Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr with Mark and Hamish the springer spaniel. Fab day, a bit chilly up top but stayed dry and the sun came out on descent.Saggers13/09/2015
As part of the Welsh 3000s challengehillexplorer19/07/2015
Welsh 3000-ers from the road-end near Rowen (0200 hrs) to Snowdon (1700 hrs) and Llanberis Youth Hostel (1945 hrs). 47km, +/-3800m, 17 hours 45.PGCE16/07/2015
with Louise and Alex BKonstanci15/07/2015
Walked twice. Once leading up to the Welsh 3000s and then during the 3000sspare.tyres05/07/2015
Dragon's BackDinoF22/06/2015
from fach then across to yr garn, a very steep descentbardolph11/06/2015