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Name:Glyder Fawr
Hill number:1967
Height:1000.9m / 3284ft
Section:30B: Snowdonia
Area:The Glyders
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
County/UA:Conwy (CoU)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
Grid ref:SH 64246 57956
Summit feature:rock tor
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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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 977 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
No memory; could have logged in error instead of a Carneddau round?? Blisco02/01/2099
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
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 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 - Bristly 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 challengemarkbarrett197619/07/2015
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
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
5/6 Fifth of magnificent walk Tryfan/Tryfan Far South Top/Glyder Fach/Castell Y Gwynt/Glyder Fawr/Y Garn No scrambles on this one !Fergalh17/05/2015
1001mThe Grouse19/04/2015
From Llanberis Pass via Cwm Cneifio. On a three day backpack circuit from Capel Curig with Rich.alistairpooler19/04/2015
From A5 car park near Tryfan. Started sunny, then cloudy and very windy later. Path through Gwern Gof Isaf closed due to filming of King Arthur Film, diverted along road.Slash310/04/2015
Tryfan north face, glyder fach and fawr down devil s kitchen.Owain G04/04/2015
From Y Garnrb20/03/2015
From Ogwen via Y GribinJamesD197210/03/2015
Nuttall walk 2.1: Glyder Fach - Castell y Gwynt - Glyder Fawrronaldo33322/11/2014
Bit of chilly start at Ogwen Cottage. From there up to the east of Llyn Bochlwyd, up to Bristly Ridge, scramble up the ridge, then along to Glyder Fach onto Glyder Fawr. Descent from there to Llyn y Cwn, heading back to Ogwen Cottage via Llyn Idwal. Clear, bright, hot sunny day along the top with views all the way across Anglesey.GaryG12/10/2014
Tryfan, Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawrkeithouk31/08/2014
Solo Great viewsdentalchimp24/08/2014
Climbed as part of Oggie 8 with Mike Smith and Graeme Standford.Baggieboy02/08/2014
Welsh 3000's Attemptbyron230201/08/2014
From Gwastadnant to Y Garn and Glyder Fawr.welshyboyo11/07/2014
7th summit of the day on an epic adventure from CApel Curig to the Pen-Y-Gwyrd hotel, taking the ridge rising to Gallt Yr Ogof then Y Foel Goch, Tryvan Far South peak, Tryvan, up Bristly ridge, Glyder Fach, Castell Y Gwynt and eventually to this summit. As the mist was rolling in, I could not see more than 40 metres so had to climb each different rock pile. I climbed about four different ones and several twice to make sure. I got disorientated after visiting them and followed the cairns out in the wrong direction ending back up at Glyder Fach. Doh!!. Trust yr compass. Retraced and took correct route from Glyder Fawr down the scree slope to then ascend Y Garn, back up the ridge and tracked over to the hotel via Moel Berfydd. Exhausting but satisfying day!!Dazingdale07/07/2014
What an unpleasant slog up from Llyn c Cwn. loose scree, steep and hard going. Took it steady and cracked it, sixth 3000 of the day.fnem05/07/2014
As part of the Welsh 3000s. The cloud had come down an hour earlier and things were about to go wrong...Richard28/06/2014
Attempt at welsh 3000sLouieb7828/06/2014
Route as for Tryfanjchaspiring22/06/2014
Devils kitchen loop from Idwal. GLMW tripandy2frith09/06/2014
From car park on the shore of Llyn Ogwen scrambled up the challenging north face of Tryfan to pop out between the Adam and Eve stones. Tricky navigation on the top of Glyder Fach when the cloud descended then proceeded on to Glyder Fawr. Returned with hands as tired as my feet via the Devils Kitchen and around Llyn Idwal. Great day outPhilip A25/05/2014
RH anniversary weekend. I bailed out to the PyG while the rest of the group did Tryfan. Blisco24/05/2014