Name:Glyder Fawr
Hill number:1967
Height:1000.9m / 3284ft
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Glyders
County/UA:Conwy, Gwynedd
Catchment:Conwy, Catchment Boundaries, Ogwen
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, High Hills of Britain, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
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
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solo.reccie for mb trainingFabioski15/05/2024
12.3 miles 3446ft walk, start at Capel Curig NT carpark, to Gallt Yr Ogof,Y Foel Goch, Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach return by Ogwen Valley.stephenbuda15/04/2024
Cambrian Way Stage 20Rob Rees07/03/2024
Today, I joined Karen Webber, Richard Moore and Jason Fulton for the three Furths on the Glyders circuit. Parking at Llyn Ogwen, we ascended Tryfan (917m), one of the more iconic hills in Wales. Richard and Jason tackled the Canon Stone for a cool picture. The ascent of Tryfan was almost continual scrambling, which was quite draining, but once I ontop Richard bravely (stupidly....) jumped between Adam and Eve, the two stone boulders making the summit. I chose to stand next to Adam, the highest point. The descent off Tryfan wasn't fun and the easiest ascent up Glyder Fach (994m), took us up a scree path, rather than Bristly Ridge (I couldn't handle more scrambing). Walking over to Glyder Fawr (1000m) for the final hill of the day, then descended down into Cwm Iwdal, then back to the car, 8:30hrs all in. This is the final day of the OMC trip to Snowdonia, I bagged seven Furths, with only three of the fifteen Welsh Furths now remaining.chillyman823/09/2023
Via Seniors Gully & RidgeArbie18/09/2023
Day one of Dragons Back Raceemily04/09/2023
Ogwen > Llyn Idwal > Glyder Fawr > Glyder Fach > Cwm Bochlwyd > OgwenJPW09/07/2023
Via the Devil's Kitchen with Beyond the Edge mountain skills courseJael Break22/06/2023
DBR recceemily17/06/2023
From Ogwen Cottage. Via Devil's Kitchen. Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach. Descended via Tryfan Slopes.Patrick Molloy10/06/2023
Y Gribin, Castell Y Gwynt, Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr, Devil's KitchenBarns15030/04/2023
With Ben on a 3-day backpack over the Welsh 3000ft peaks from Llanfairfechan to Pen-y-passalistairpooler16/04/2023
w/ Joselladhulmes09/04/2023
With Gary, then solo to Y Garn.paulh7902/04/2023
From Ogwen Valley. Glyder Fach, Castell Y Gwynt, Glyder Fawr, Y Garn and Foel Goch.alunrees4012/02/2023
service bus from Llanberis to Pen y Pass to begin climb. still, clear and sunny, outstanding views, visisted each of 3 summit outcrops just to make surerichardrosser18/10/2022
Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fachkeithouk28/08/2022
Ascent from Y Garn Weather changed to dense mist at the summit with high winds and poor visibility, better weather through the descent.SophieJPugsley19/08/2022
Another adventure with Chris and Nathan. After camping in up by Lynn Idwall, we packed up camp and had an awesome morning scrambling up the north face of Tryfan. All of us jumped A&E. After heading down the south ridge, the weather came in a little, with fog and drizzle, so we abandoned Bristly ridge, and headed east along the Miner's Track (another one!) above Cwm Gwern y Gof the onto the east ridge of the Glyder range. After getting to the top of Glyder Fach, successfully locating the cantilever, we walked along the range to the base Castell Y Gwynt for some lunch in the sun. With a bit of itchy feet, I scrambled around the Castell when waiting for the others. A nice stroll along the top to Glyder Fawr, getting a few pics of the stegosaurus and the Llanberis valley then heading down the scree to the top of Devils Kitchen. Onne last slog up Y Garn, then down it's NE ridge (where some flags where set up for an upcoming ultra), quick v cold dip in Llyn Clyd to complete the loop in the rByronHaywood01/07/2022
Glyder loop from Ogwen cottageIam_JoshEdwards24/04/2022
Y Garn and Glyder Fawr from the Ogwen Valley.alunrees3924/04/2022
Up from the parking at a5, 4 Marilyn's, finishing with Tryfan and back down to car, 9hrs 20.74kmStevooo26/02/2022
SOTA (amateur radio) activation done and qualifiedGW4BML08/01/2022
A horrendous misty and foggy trip to the summit, but a beautiful climb and descent on Devil's KitchenIam_JoshEdwards26/09/2021
UTS 50k: Moel Siabod, Clogwyn Bwlch-y-maen, Carnedd y Cribau, Glyder Fawr, Y Garn, Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn, Pen yr Helgi Du, Mynydd Deulyn. Totally savage race but incredible. 19th woman.Fionalevey11/09/2021
Parked Gorn gof uchaf, up Tryfan North ridge, on to Glyder Fach, via Castell y Gwent to Glyder Fawr. Retrace steps to contour around Glyder Fach and on to y Foel Goch and Gallt yr Ogof, descending via spur to Gorn gif Uchaf.andrew.morel02/08/2021
Glorious sunny dayMrD15/07/2021
ridge walk with K but Castell Y Gwynt 972m/no.3662 was inadvertently missedFabioski02/07/2021
Ascent via North Ridge from A5 at SH 6633 6028,to Tryfan, onto Tryfan Far South Peak then up to Glyder Fach via scree at side of Bristly Ridge, on to Castell Y Gwynt. (Well worth the scramble - this peak is deceptive when approaching from this direction and only looks like a small pile of jagged rock but opens out into the most spectacular climb once you're on it - on to Glyder Fawr and descent via Devil's kitchen and Llyn Idwal. A great, tough day, especially in the heat but a lot of great scrambling.lindslow13/06/2021
From Glyder Fach. Then doubled back to descend via Y Gribinthomasrandall9630/05/2021
From layby on the A5. Tryfan, Tryfan far South peak, Glyder Fach, Castell Y Gwynt, Glyder Fawr and Y Garn. Absolutely amazing day!WelshMountainGoat3830/03/2021
From the A5. Bochlwyd horseshoe taking in Tryfan, far south peak, Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fach, Castell Y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr before descending via Y Gribin. Great day in great conditions.alunrees3712/07/2020
Rocky summit ,rocks were covered in ice crystals at the timefreethehilltops28/10/2019
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
DB Race day 1milejunkie20/05/2019
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