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Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 917m a.s.l
Faces N

Alex Haigh and Mick Ryan on Pinnacle Rib Route on Tryfan © Alan James

Summit of this hill

This summit is listed in Welsh 3,000ers, Marilyns, 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 2,411 logbooks.

Hill features

Wales' greatest and craggiest peak? It's certainly eye-catching. There are no entirely hands-free ways up Tryfan, but if you're into scrambling then there's nowhere better.

The mountain also offers plenty of old-school rock climbing, with long easy mountaineering routes, in a spectacular setting. The clean rock is almost always climbable, even in the wet. Long multi-pitch routes to 190 metres.

Approach notes

You really can't miss it, as you travel from the road from Capel Curig.

Route Cards

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

4*Walking
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Scrambles and Easy Climbs on this hill

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