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Name:Glyder Fach
Hill number:1968
Height:994.3m / 3262ft
Parent (Ma):1967  Glyder Fawr
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Glyders
County/UA:Conwy (CoU)
Class:Simm, Furth, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Trail 100
Grid ref:SH 65646 58289
Summit feature:large rock on huge pile of rocks
Col:919.8m  SH 6527 5815  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Survey:obvious summit/Trimble GeoXH 6000
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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
Traverse of the Glyders. More sunny, returning to Ogwen Cottage.brandybordeaux01/06/2019
Ascent via Bristly Ridge from Tryffan. Bizzare pile of boulders on summit making the summit awkward.rossdrummond18/05/2019
From Idwal Cottage, with Selvyn and large group in cloudy weatherDenise 05/05/2019
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
From Ogwen Cottage via Llyn Bochlwyd.philroyle28/04/2019
made it this time. beautiful clear weather.deb.thompson22/04/2019
From Tryfan, long trudge up scree slope covered in deep snow, decent to West then down Y Gribon.axoree05/04/2019
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. Summit on top of 20m pile of large boulders, touched it with my pole. Uncomfortable scree ascent of NE ridge.Topographer5712/09/2018
summit not reached due to bad weather and holding the group updeb.thompson02/09/2018
With CharlieNottsOutdoorLad04/08/2018
With Rob Rodrigues.Nancy Blackett05/07/2018
Hf after TryfanChasejet24/06/2018
Fourth of Welsh 3000s week.PeakyPete24/06/2018
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
In 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
With MMC, from Llyn Ogwen, Glyder Fawr and Fach.robertgn25/03/2018
With CUHWC duffers: Peter Llowarch Hut - Gallt yr Ogof - Y Foel Goch - Glyder Fach - Cwm Tryfan - Y Pincin - hut.Mark Jackson17/03/2018
With John & Steve. Winter mountaineering day out. Approach from Llyn Ogwen W. lay by, Nant Bochlwyd ice climb, walked partially across frozen Llyn, traverse up to Y Gribin ridge, Castell y Gwynt, Glyder Fach, sketchy descent down into Cwm Tryfan, descent to car via fp along Llyn Bochlwyd. Crampons & axes most of day. Poor vis. 100-200m. Poor neve. Rapid thawing on return descent. Great day learning and playing.Rotorslap04/03/2018
Ice climb up Nant Bochclwyd with Steve and Mart, then up False Gribin, Y Gribin in very poor vis although ice climbing conditions were mixed. Descent down the side of Bristly Ridge.John Eley04/03/2018
LUUHC Mostly clear skies, cloud hugging summits. Light rain Via Sinister GulleyCallumS18/11/2017
Second ascent of the day. 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
Great walk from Bwlch Tryfan and Miners' Track then on to Glyder FawrMark Sims06/10/2017
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
With Patrick, via Y Gribin, at 8.00am after wild camping part way up Y Gribin. No-one around, beautiful blue skies. Breakfast on the cantilever stone.designrob13/08/2017
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
Part of a scramble link up around Tryfan and the Glydershillexplorer18/07/2017
Tryfan - Glyder Fach - Castell y Gwynt - Glyder Fawr from GR: SH 64965 60394ronaldo33314/07/2017
(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
As part of the RCSL Snowdonia Challenge.matthewgibbs09/06/2017
Walked as part of a linear walk from Pen y pass to Capel Curig.dave-harris27/05/2017
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
KJF Nobody else up here in the light cloud. Took pictures on the Cantilever Stone and had a picnic, but stubborn weather is not clearing. Down to Llyn Bochlwyd to play with our plastic ducks.crazy06/04/2017
Tryfan, Tryfan south peak, Glyder Fach, Castell Y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr. From the A5Alunrees3305/04/2017
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
Up past Bochlwyd Buttress then up the false Gribin and a scree gully and on to Glyder Fawr. On a ML course with Mart. Superb sunshine and no windJohn Eley02/04/2017
Tryfan via north ridge and north tower. Met Graeme, Brendan and Fish (the dog) on the tricky north tower section. Went on alone via Bristly Ridge to Glyder Fach. Lovely sunny day.knarf15/03/2017