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

Tryfan dawn © Sean Kelly

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, UK 3000ers, Snowdonia Summits above 750m, Ticks without Lymes, TGO Finest 40 hill lists.

This summit has been climbed in 3,204 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

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My 80m rope got me down from the top of the decent gulley bang on. Proberly around the 40m mark.
jack8 - 12/Aug/20
Descent gully practically a waterfall after moderate rain the day before.
naath - 27/Apr/15
I would definitely expect to abseil down the descent gully just right of Pulpit Route. And it's about 50m...
MatthewV - 26/Apr/15
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Summits, Scrambles, and Easy Climbs on this hill

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