Y Garn Climber's Log

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ajberry

ajberry - Oct 27, 2012 11:49 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2012

Around Cwm Idwal Route  Sucess!

Most recent trip (I typically climb Y Garn every year, in the name of teaching students some geology at the very site at which Ch Darwin learnt his). Up via Devil's Kitchen, down the E shoulder. Wet conditions (of course). Cold dip in Llyn Idwal to finish things off...

Jake

Jake - Sep 1, 2011 5:03 pm

Interesting...  Sucess!

...rock formations not too far from the summit. One one of my photos.

pegasusl

pegasusl - Jan 26, 2011 8:58 am

Done Y Garn a couple of times now in different weather  Sucess!

In my opinion the view on a clear day from the top of Y Garn is one of the top 2 best views in ALL of Snowdonia..!

AndyWhaley

AndyWhaley - Aug 6, 2010 4:49 am Date Climbed: May 9, 2009

Tryfan & Glyders  Sucess!

Did as part of the Tryfan and Glyders traverse. After terrible weather over the Glyders, the sun came out and gave us excellent views from Y Garn.

igneouscarl

igneouscarl - Aug 31, 2008 6:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

Walkers Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed from the Ogwen Cottage on the walkers ridge, brillaint but have mixed feelings about the path thats being put in place. Preventing erosion is good, but those horrible white bags look like giant sleeping sheep from a distance.

Andy_Hornung

Andy_Hornung - Jul 18, 2008 12:11 pm

How many times?  Sucess!

Really have lost count of the number of times I've been up here both in winter via various gulleys, and in summer. Best Summer route for me must be the North East Ridge - a quality grade 2 scramble. Also done as part of the Welsh 3000s of course.

JackCarr

JackCarr - Jun 18, 2008 8:40 am

Fun ascent  Sucess!

Up Devil's Kitchen, along an easy ridge to Y Garn summit. Down the East side which joins up with Lyn Idwal. Nice and easy, but a really fun attempt.

DrJonnie

DrJonnie - May 9, 2008 2:29 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2008

A fine round  Sucess!

(The latest of many ascents) Colin, Ken Andy & I took the footpath from Ogwen Cottage, over the hill to Llyn Idwal, then up the ridge above the Llyn to Castel y Geifr and on to the Y Garn summit ridge. From Y Garn we continued on to Foel Goch and then returned via the ridge of Y Llymllwyd back to Llyn Idwal.
A fine day topped off by a couple of beers in the Tyn Y Coed.
It reminded us of an earlier day in October '82 when we continued from Foel Goch over Mynydd Perfydd and Carnedd y Filiast.

riven

riven - Apr 20, 2008 11:05 am Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007

Part of the 3000  Sucess!

Quite a nice climb. Beginning to feel the burn on the challenge though.

daveyboy

daveyboy - Mar 3, 2008 12:27 pm

Many Times:  Sucess!

Should fill this in really at the beginning / birth of the page.
Done it a fair few times now via various routes and always been good.

mountainmanjohn

mountainmanjohn - Jan 25, 2008 6:29 am

Some fun days  Sucess!

Done a few times....some great walks and scrambles in this area.

mountainmanmark

mountainmanmark - Jan 23, 2008 5:32 am

Memories  Sucess!

No matter how many routes you dream up over the Glyders, Y Garn will always be there somewhere

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Dec 12, 2007 4:47 pm

Via Devil's Staircase  Sucess!

A memorable route in which you worm up a crack inside the mountain and then reemerge near the top of the face.

Charles

Charles - Oct 15, 2007 8:22 am

Lots of times  Sucess!

Often on the 14 peaks

Peter Hodd - Jul 30, 2007 8:48 am Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2007

Windy!  Sucess!

A lovely , vigorous walk up the right hand arm of the chair as seen from Llyn Idwal. Bracing ridge walk parallel to the A5 north made a good return back to Bethesda- but we had to watch out for the enormous quarry at the end of the ridge!

Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey - Jul 18, 2007 4:23 am

east ridge scramble

must be the best way up this hill. Only ever done it in the wet, when it can be pretty challenging; worth bringing a rope.

Nanuls

Nanuls - Apr 26, 2007 4:33 am

Bagged it as part of a trek over Snowdonia  Sucess!

Nice mountain, stunning views of the Glyders

igneouscarl

igneouscarl - Apr 14, 2007 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2007

Peak bagging session  Sucess!

Went up, past and down on a mission to do as much as I could in a couple of days. Great views!

Nigel Lewis

Nigel Lewis - Mar 8, 2007 11:33 am

As part of 14 peaks route  Sucess!

Over Tryfan and the Glyderau, summitted Y Garn and then dropped down into Llanberis Pass for a few beers and overnight camp.
I went solo, but spent very little time alone.

N

tphubbard

tphubbard - Jan 28, 2007 10:54 pm

Many times  Sucess!

I've climbed this hill many times over the years in mist,sun and snow.

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