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

Bridget Collier midway up the classic Direct Route (HS) on Glyder Fach © Mark Glaister

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 1,529 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.

Route Cards

Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr from the Pen Y Gwryd

6.28 miles, 848m ascent, 5 – 8 hours. Llanberis

5*Walking
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

Name Grade Stars Type Logs My Logs Partner Ascents
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These climbs you have climbed by seconding or top-roping.
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* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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