One of those special days when the conditions and visability are near perfect. It was my son Richards second climb of Tryfan the first being some 20 plus years earlier. Together with our friend Stuart Gibson it turned out to be a great day.
Although not high on the world scale the traverse always gives loads of thrills and a real sense of acheivement.
Hope to be back there soon.
Been up Tryfan a few times, always enjoyable. Great deal of potential for scrambling on a small mountain.
Great route - lots of fun, route variation and scrambling problems to solve. Got to be finished off with a Bristly Ridge and drop down via Cribin. Good Day out.
Anyone wanting to have a feel of what the rock is like in the Alps should try this first,great scramble,just enough exposure and even better when there's snow on it.Also too much climbing to mention on East face,grooved Arete,Gashed crag etc should all be tried.
what a lovely hill
Perfect conditions early and late. Rained for a few mintues near summit. Pretty cold too. Had to break out the gloves.
For a little harder variation of N. Ridge, stay on ridge and climb the North Tower rather than traversing around it on the left (East). Is a little more difficult and more exposed.
Lots of sheep crap everywhere below summit block.
A very enjoyable scramble to the top of Tryfan, where I saw several people do the famous jump between Adam and Eve (but decided to give it a miss myself). Ended up having great weather for the whole walk, despite the forecast threatening rain in the afternoon.
I will definitely be back (and might even try that jump next time!).
Started up usual route from A5 and gained ridge. Made various route changes to climb vertical slabs so making some sections a grade 2/3 scramble. Weather was overcast but clouds above the peak. One of my mates that had never climbed Tryfan before was amazed to see a dog at the top....but when he was shown the dog rock boots and harness he understood how the dog got to the top. Dog had also carried owner.
A fine clear mild day to climb one of the most shapely peaks in the UK. Bored with the straight forward scramble up to Heather Terrace myself and chris decided it would be fun too attack a waterfall line! Fun it was and pretty wet too! The east face scaled by an easy dry gully led to the summit and fine views over north wales. Probably the most fun peak in the uk for the shear diversity of routes and several different levels of climbing. Well worth a trip.
First time in Snowdonia....thought we'd give it a go. Wife in tow, we started what turned out to be c3,000 ft of scrambling. Some exposure, and windy on top. Exited via the south ridge to the col and then down by the lake path to the road. North ridge route is committing. It's easier to go on than retreat.
Joe and Dai, We reached the car park at the foot of the north ridge at 10 'o' clock in the morning it was a beutiful day and I was 11 years old we reached the summit of tryfan at about 12.Then we decended to the foot of brisly ridge we climed a steep gully then we edged our way across a small ledge with a 20 foot drop beneath. We got to the top and continued along the ridge until we reached a steep decent onto a big ledge. We reacheced the summit of Glyder fawr at about 2 and decended off the west side of the mountian.
Joe and Sam, We set of from Idwal's cottage at 9.00 'o' clock I was six years old and my brother was four, the weather was wonderfull. We paddled in the lake on the way up and reached the summit at 1 'o' clock it was a wonderful mountian.
This is a truely excellent mountain, plenty of scrambling to whatever level of difficulty you want. An excellent day on the Wales mountains and I will definitely be climbing this one agen!
GradeII-III scamble in big boots with the girlfriend we then went on to do the rest of the glyders. 5 of the 14 3,000 ft peaks of N Wales in one day. the weather was good, we got a sun tan and we tented at the Idwel YHA
I climbed Tryfan in +/- 1981, the year of the Falkland war. I was in the region for one week. I made the traversée of tryfan and some other peaks.
It's a nice region with, in that time, lots of peace and so quiet. I liked it !
I made a solo walk in snowdonia park and the region around Tryfan. It was realy a solo walk. I didn't see anyone during the hole week.