Tryfan Climber's Log

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DrJonnie - Apr 18, 2008 7:23 am

Old Friend  Sucess!

Scrambling and rock climbing up many routes over the years and in all seasons, my most unusual sight was seeing a billy goat looking down at me as I was climbing the top gulley on the North Ridge.
Sometimes there are crowds at the summit having lunch, other times its deserted. I never tire of Tryfan its Beautiful.


norm79 - Feb 21, 2008 4:11 pm

Welsh Mountain Day  Sucess!

Climbed Tryfan - lost the main route up the North Ridge and picked it up near the top after scrambling up a scree filled gully. Then onto Glyder Fach and descending via Y Gribin.


tws - Jan 29, 2008 1:01 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2007

Route climbed: North Ridge  Sucess!

Nice weather. Didn't do the Adam<=>Eve jump :P Well, it was quite windy!


mountainmanmark - Jan 25, 2008 10:00 am

One of the musts in Wales  Sucess!

Climbed this one a number of times, and yes jumped between Adam and Eve. A variation on the theme that a mate of mine did was a press up between the two, although getting down afterwards proved tricky!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jan 2, 2008 6:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 29, 1976

From Ogwen and via South Ridge  Sucess!

With our two children of 8 and ten. We turned right at the foot of the ridge instead of left and had to climb a series of rather steep, large slabs, a bit tricky with the kids without a rope, but it went very well. The weather wasn't too good, but with some views. My wife forbid me trying the jump from Adam to Eve!


Charles - Nov 6, 2007 11:30 am

Lots óf times  Sucess!

walking, scrambling and climbing too, never a dull way up.


nks - Jul 10, 2007 6:13 pm

Various  Sucess!

Great fun - lots of scrambling routes.

J Fox

J Fox - Jun 27, 2007 3:42 am Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2004

North Ridge  Sucess!

A fine scramble up a shark's fin of a peak. Climbed with my wife along with the Bristly Ridge.

vancouver islander

vancouver islander - May 18, 2007 4:30 pm

Nearly 50 years....  Sucess!

...since I first climbed Tryfan. I've lost count of the number of times I've done it by all routes, in all seasons and all weathers. Last time was summer 2004 and this was the first time I didn't do the Adam/Eve jump. Are the years finally catching up on me?

On the same trip we had a grandstand view of a helicopter evac from just below the "cannon barrel". The aircraft hovered above us and the injured party was winched up from below, right by our perch. My camera battery had died half an hour earlier. Doh....


Nanuls - May 12, 2007 3:55 pm

Climbed it a few times  Sucess!

I've done it in sun and snow. And a thunder storm.

Nigel Lewis

Nigel Lewis - Feb 14, 2007 12:13 am

One of my favourites

Been over the North summit a few times and once by Grooved arete. I love this area.



tphubbard - Jan 28, 2007 11:00 pm

Lots  Sucess!

I've been up and down this hill since I was kid,running climbing and walking. I never tire of it!


igneouscarl - Oct 23, 2006 10:14 am Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2006

Rainy Day  Sucess!

Been to Tryfan a coupleof times over the last few years. The first was a weekend of climbing on Tryfan Fach and this weekend I'd returned to try leading the Grooved Arete. Unfortunately the weather wasn't suited so went up the north ridge- enjoying a good scramble and beautiful lighting (between the rain).

Since climbed First Pinnacle Rib (Vdiff), and Belle vue Bastion (VS 4C).

dansearle - Apr 26, 2006 11:00 am Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2006

Perfect Easter weather  Sucess!

Perfect weather on Easter Sunday afternoon. Took quite a challenging scrambling route so took a while, but great fun and great mountain.


BigLee - Mar 6, 2006 1:44 am Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2006

Route Climbed: North Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed from a layby on the A5. We chose a route that was easy enough not to need rope yet hard and varied enough to keep things interesting. There were good winter climbing conditions in Wales this weekend. Tons of snow although it was powdery.


munroitis - Feb 5, 2006 4:41 am

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: 05.09.99  Sucess!

On my second trip to climb the North Ridge I had the fortune (possibly missfortune) to be climbing with a couple of reckless "I'll give anything a go scramblers". In summary there were many close run issues, you know, almost becoming cragfast and having to downclimb afew times, but all ended well when the leap from Adam to Eve had been taken. All somehow back safely. A cracking day.

Nyle Walton

Nyle Walton - Jan 19, 2006 12:42 pm

Route Climbed: easy one Date Climbed: fall of 1959  Sucess!

In 1959 while I was a student at Oxford, I took a road trip to Anglesey with Eric Earnshaw, a tea salesman and his wife of Birmingham. We camped under Tryfan just off the main road. I arose from the tent earlier in the morning than my hosts did. I climbed upslope from the tent in an effort to find a secluded spot where I could relieve myself. Pretty soon I found myself on Tryfan's top at 3,010
feet, the fifteenth highest peak in Wales. Then I descended back to camp to find my hosts preparing breakfast. What an arduous climb!


Caralynr - Jan 16, 2006 11:18 am

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: 7th March 2005  Sucess!

Climbed this in winter conditions on a stunning sunny day. Have since climbed on Milestone Buttress as well (Direct Route)


fdoctor - Dec 1, 2005 10:01 am

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: December 1999  Sucess!

This was a full on winter outing, not the easiest time to do the North Ridge. Since then I've done this perhaps a dozen times in Summer and Winter and with several different routes from the Heather Terrace.

JustinRoux - Jun 27, 2005 7:31 am

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: 26th June 2005  Sucess!

Once again, Tryfan delivers the best ride in the park! This was my third or fourth ascent (can't remember) and we stayed on the North Ridge much longer than usual. Approached from the East car park and got on the ridge as soon as possible. You can climb Tryfan 100 times and never take the same route twice.

Four of us went us went up, two first timers. Good stiff boots, lots of water and a stack of Galaxy chocolate muffins. I allowed 3 hours to go up, two to get down, although cloud slowed things up abouve 2,500 ft.

About 500 feet above cannon rock, we turned to the East face since the clouds were boiling up hard on the South West and visibility was a risk. BEWARE - even if you're familiar with the East face and the beaten track, some of it has fallen away and the final 200 ft before the summit is slightly more testing than previous years. Old favourite finish routes are either gone or smothered in moss and you'll have to get a little more exposed and be prepared for some 'interesting' hands and feet before the short, shiny slope to the top (aka Mr Slippery). If you're using the East side to take novices up, check what they're like with vertigo and keep your packs small.

The descent to the South West was shrouded in mist - about 150ft visibility. Don't head straight away from Tryfan's summit or you'll find yourself at a small cliff edge! Head towards the Glyders for about 100 yards, hopping down over the big boulders, then turn towards the road when you hit the grass BUT WATCH OUT for spring holes and rabbit warrens - it would be a shame to lose an ankle on the way down.

They don't come much better than Tryfan - next time I'll try a different route altogether. Advice? Do a little homework, don't go up in trainers, take lots of water and have a lot of fun. As for jumping Adam and Eve at the top... always plan to, never done it, never will, happy to watch.

Guffy, Davo and Cathy - big thanks. Best one yet!

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