Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 994m a.s.l
Faces N

Y Gribin in the rain - Why would you want to be anywhere else? © Migsy

Summit of this hill

This summit is listed in Welsh 3,000ers, Nuttalls, Hewitts, Welsh 3000ers in a day, Welsh Mountains (2000ft+), Furth Munros, Trail 100, The Welsh 100 hill lists.

This summit has been climbed in 1,471 logbooks.

Hill features

Clean, rough rock of excellent quality. Good selection of middle grade routes in a mountain setting. Mainly multi-pitch routes to 125 metres.

Approach notes

From beside Llyn Bochlwyd, after the steep approacg to the Cwm, the cliff can be seen amongst the high surrounding ridges. Avoid the steep screes below the cliff by making use ofthe track to Bwlch Tryfan and cutting across the hillside.

The Welsh 3000s

25.20 miles, 2,983m ascent, 4:19 – 24 hours. Llanberis is the nearest town to the start of the walk. Slightly further away is Capel Curig. It is also possible to finish the walk at Bethesda.

5*Trail RunningWalking
Tryfan & the Glyderau: Cwm Bochlwyd Loop

5 miles, 1,007m ascent, 5 hours. Bethesda

5*Walking
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Penglog buttress ??
Sy Finch - 10/Jan/12
Would like to add Penglog Buttress
Neil Watson - 24/Aug/11
Sorry - meant 620 metres - by the contour lines
glyn28 - 04/Jan/06
Altitude unknown? Is is not 994 metres?
glyn28 - 04/Jan/06
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Scrambles and Easy Climbs on this hill

Climb name Grade
1 Glyder Fach Summit
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summit 1471
2 Nant Bochlwyd I/II * 7
3 The Chasm Face
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3 *** 146
4 Bristly Ridge
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1 *** 1342
5 Bristly Ridge II 2/3 *** 317
6 Arch Gully D 1
7 The Spiral Variant D 9
8 Main Gully
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1 ** 113
9 Main Gully
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III 3/4 * 37
10 Main Gully Ridge
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3 *** 71
11 Chasm Chimney D 7
12 Main Gully Ridge M 10
13 The Upper Section III 2
14 Beta M 30
15 Delta D * 71
Climb name Grade
16 East Gully ArĂȘte D 107
17 East Gully Scramble 1 * 9
18 Shark Buttress (Shark Pinnacle) 3 *** 115
19 Groove Route
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M  
20 Lower Dolmen Rib D 1
21 Route II D ** 10
22 Dolmen Ridge M *** 460
23 Central Gully
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II/III * 30
24 Intermitten Gully
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M  
25 Hyperbolic Slab
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M  
26 Gully of the Winds I 8
27 Castell y Gwynt
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summit 416
28 Hard Frost D  
29 Lila's Chocolate Feast III 4 * 5
30 Frost's Climb D * 2
Climb name Grade
31 Col Gully
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I 36
32 East gully ridge * 3S 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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