Name:Tryfan
Hill number:1977
Height:917.5m / 3010ft
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Glyders
County/UA:Conwy
Catchment:Ogwen
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, High Hills of Britain, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem,
Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,HHB,BL,Bg,Cm,T100)
Grid ref:SH 66408 59390
Summit feature:Adam
Drop:192m
Col:726m  SH661588  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Survey:Leica 530
Survey of Tryfan (Final).doc
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soloFabioski19/05/2024
From the layby at SH 66353 60295. Attempted to follow a footpath but ended up scrambling up some steep parts. Great views on the way up but the top was in fog. Continued onto the south peak and then took the path down to Ogwen Cottage. Good fun.Droplet749408/05/2024
Via the North Face from Ogwen Valley.Alunrees4105/05/2024
Capel Curig, cefn capel, gallt yr ogof, y foel goch, tryfan. Circle back on ogwen track.Yr Eryr Aur30/03/2024
Scramble up east face to join the North face before summitThomasSmith_0713/01/2024
SMF day 2. Vis started promising but clagged in mostly at the top.Honcho4121/11/2023
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
Day one of Dragons Back Raceemily04/09/2023
Parked at Gwern Gof Uchaf. With daughter and her fiance, and Dave Jones, a great guide. We went up the north face, using as easy a route as possible, and even in the perfect conditions we found it very challenging. We couldn't have done it without a guide. Unless you are a very experienced Grade 1 scrambler I would use the South face route.gbeniston03/09/2023
DBR recceemily17/06/2023
https://strava.app.link/kuCIkRadrAbJohn06/06/2023
With Ben on a 3-day backpack over the Welsh 3000ft peaks from Llanfairfechan to Pen-y-passalistairpooler16/04/2023
With Gary; 1. Tryfan 2. Glydar Fachpaulh7901/04/2023
From Ogwen Valley. Tryfan via the south ridge and Tryfan Far South peak.alunrees4011/02/2023
Finally managed to get Maisie to the top of Tryfan & complete the Furths. Summit was clear of cloud when we set off, but that changed half way up & the cloud & drizzle came in. Rock was rather greasy, so Maisie could not be as daring as she would have liked. Did the S summit too. Moel Siabod cafe for a celebratory tea.DanMaisieBex25/10/2022
WBMC with Daz & DanRumbo22/10/2022
With Dad and Jennifer via North Ridge.AJScourfield16/07/2022
A clear dry jo wind, lovely climb up the south face.Mosey12/07/2022
Tryfan north to south - scorching weather and good grippy rockBarns15010/07/2022
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
From layby on A5. Tryfan North face, Tryfan far South peak, Y Foel Goch and Gallt Yr Ogof. returned via the slate trail from Capel Curig.alunrees3904/06/2022
Scrambing, did not do last sectionchelec04/06/2022
Beautifully sunny trip up North Ridge and down the South.Iam_JoshEdwards26/03/2022
Up from the parking at a5, 4 Marilyn's, finishing with Tryfan and back down to car, 9hrs 20.74kmStevooo26/02/2022
Starting from Ogwen cottage past Bochlwyd to the Cwm between Tryfan & Glyder Fach. Climb to Tryfan & descend via same route to take the steep scree to Glyder Fawr (with Bristly Ridge on the right). Very icy conditions underfoot made the screen more manageable but a detour was made around Castell Y Gwynt (missing the top by 22mts). Glyder Fawr followed with final descent through Devils Kitchen.Route completed with M.Fabioski20/01/2022
Went up on my own, light snow on the ground, not many people around today. Finished off with a nice walk around Llyn Idwall.Buckleymon07/01/2022
SOTA (amateur radio) activation done and qualifiedGW4BML02/01/2022
Up the N ridge down W gullyArbie08/10/2021
Via Little and North Gullies during scrambling course4539nick01/10/2021
From road at Lake Ogwen followed path from car park up the western side of the mountain, lots of height gained very quickly then direct assault on the summit scrambling the last 350feet or so. Wet conditions made the scramble quite slippy, and there was very little visibility at the top, although the mist did part for long enough to see the drop below Adam and Eve. Difficult scramble down from the south to the saddle, then fairly easy to Bochlwyd and back down to the A5. Awesome mountain, proper climb.Stuzinho11/09/2021
Tryfan and Bristly Ridge Bank Holiday Scramblemcarney31/08/2021
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
3rd visit. North Ridge with M and X. Then Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt descending down Y Gribin.Herbert Anchovy31/07/2021
Hike with my brother and his 2 children in >25° heat, leaving the A5 and scrambling up the north ridge of Tryfan (917m) and descending to Bwlch Tryfan. From there continuing down to Llyn Bochlwyd, following the Nant Bochlwyd to the bottom of the waterfalls before taking a faint path north east towards the car. ~6Km with 731m ascent.VirtualMountain18/07/2021
Via Heather TerraceMrD15/07/2021
Went up the Heather Terrace.PhoebeD15/07/2021
From Road parking East of Llyn Ogwen. Up onto Heather Terrace and on to South ridge for ascent to summit. Poor visibility, completely obscured on summit with rain. Slippery up and down. Visited Far South Peak then descended to Llyn Bochlwyd then down to road.Argentum6609/07/2021
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
Ascended via the Heather Terrace. Visibility excellent.thomasrandall9630/05/2021
Ascended via gully on East Face, joining North Ridge just before North Buttress. Took path around east side of North Buttress before scrambling up boulder filled gully and final rocky sections to summit.southern_rambler22/05/2021
SOLOdonmeister09/05/2021
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
Marv and Beejox_beej_marv_jack01/10/2020
Did extensive research of this mountain prior to going up a freind and I scrambled the north ridge and around 20ft from the summit the weather changed gusts of wind and cloud, a few people on the mountain had turned back but these had knowledge of the mountain and routes to descend. We ourselves also decided to bail we began descending via the North ridge but we knew we had no chance getting down the nor nor gully we ascended and found paths just led everywhere Another women attached her company to us she said she had climbing experience and she led us down the west side of nor nor gully till we could get no further then moved along the side to y gully the gullys appeared promising we continued to descend y gully but came to 3 large rocks and a shear drop at this point I realised we was screwed and felt i was going to die if we went any further. We called mountain rescue whom came and airlifted us off. Ive climbed 100s of mountains but this is the 1st time I was absolutely terrified. CLauralj8406/08/2020
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
Went up North face of Tryfan, in clear, icy conditions. Took us the whole day however great views! Staying in a b&b in Capel Curing.Joel45129/11/2019
North face of Tryfan, Adam and Eve. Turned into Cwm Bochlwyd before the far south Tryfan peak, then dropped over Bochlwyd Buttress back to Gwern Gof Uchaf.ByronHaywood21/09/2019
A5, cwm tryfan path to coll and easy path to top, jumped Adam n Eve, not sure I'll do that again ! On up the Glyders.Flatfield18/09/2019
Friday the 13th night hike and scramble up Tryfan. Didn't nearly die this time!Sockpan13/09/2019
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