Tryfan

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"…any or all the routes, maybe ascended by persons in fit vigorous condition. In snow, even on a clear day, climbing in the Glyders requires the utmost care when ice axe and crampon experience is absolutely essential" WA Poucher.

Include this peak during a days walk/scramble in the Glyders and don't forget to take the leap from Adam to Eve when you get to the top.

Elevation (feet): 3,002
Elevation (meters): 915
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Snowdonia
Latitude: 53.1158
Longitude: -3.99693
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Birmingham / Liverpool
Convenient Center: Bethesda / Llanberis

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 51 trip reports for Tryfan.

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  • Log #21553 - by Clare Mitchell on Dec 22, 2008
    Route up south ridge from Idwal Cottage via Cwm Bochwlyd on beautuiful clear warm day. Pretty easy route with a little scrambling below and around south summit. Superb views across to Carnedds and...
  • Log #20647 - by Aidan on Feb 03, 2007
    The Snowdonia mountains were the 1st mountains ive ever climbed, last year when i was 14 i was attempting to climb all 3000ft+ plus mountains in wales with some friends. Tryfan was the mountain that...
  • Log #19460 - by TERRY HUGHES on Apr 27, 2006
    Decided to ascended Tryfan mid week from the South side specifically to avoid the crowds.However on reaching the summit there was a crowd of at least twenty people huddled around the adam and eve...
  • Log #18862 - by skint on Feb 14, 2006
    Beautiful mountain, but far too overcrowded, it was a farce on top, too many tourists compared to genuine climbers/ramblers. one woman up there even had a huge pushchair! how did she get it up there?...
  • Log #14740 - by Tim Knight on Sep 20, 2004
    A pure climb, my bonkers mate Col and I were alone and after traversing knife edges in the Pyrennes, decided the best way to do Tryfan was fuelled by Irish whiskey. A fantastic day and so clear too...
  • Log #14742 - by Derek Scothern on July 15, 2004
    Return visit after 38 years!
  • Log #14743 - by Nigel Hunter on June 11, 2004
    I have climbed Tryfan by almost every route. By the North Ridge, South ridge, Grooved arete and First Pinnacle Rib in the rain. All very memorable. I have Jumped from Adam to Eve so many times.
  • Log #14744 - by Toby on Mar 08, 2004
    Timmer bored Richie and I all the way to the top of the mountain and all the way back down again.
  • Log #14745 - by Timmer on Mar 08, 2004
    Richy Timmer and Toby climbed Tryfan yesterday and it was fantastic! Little bit of Ice on the top but the rest was OK, came up the North East side from the A5 which was a bit hairy but very happy to...
  • Log #14746 - by IAN KING on Jan 17, 2004
    from living in somerset my experience of mountains was very little, so started with miners track up snowdon, then crib goch then thought id try tryfan. this mountain is so beautiful , hard work,...
  • Log #14747 - by Ryan Taylor on Dec 14, 2003
    We climbed the North ridge on a very windy and rainy day, me and my dad were attached together with harnesses and rope to stop me falling. At one point the rock was really smooth, my dad pulled me up...
  • Log #14748 - by Adrian Kerr on Oct 20, 2003
    I was extremely fortunate to have tackled Tryfan for the first time in probably the best October weather there has been for some years. Blue sky, sunny, with some warmth to it - some gusts in places...
  • Log #14749 - by N. Mykura on Oct 01, 2003
    One of the best moments in all my climbing was jumping from adam to eve for the first time
  • Log #14750 - by dai, sam and joe on Aug 16, 2003
    mine and my brothers first munro he was 3 and I was 5 and is still one of my favourite mountains.
  • Log #14751 - by Sarah Yeates on June 24, 2003
    Climbed first pinnacle rib on the east face as my first big mountain route. Was a great day on a great mountain!
  • Log #14752 - by naomi on June 08, 2003
    Chris and I started up from campsite at gof uchaf, up past little tryfan and intended to take the heather terrace route off to the left but heavy mists veiled the view ahead and we ended up going...
  • Log #14754 - by an anonymous user on Mar 10, 2003
    After doing Snowdon the day before via the RhydDu path we decide we wanted more of a challenge so Tryfan it was to be in the pouring down rain.We started off from Bryn and Sues bunkhouse...
  • Log #14755 - by Nick Copson on Feb 10, 2003
    Doing the Eiger in May, using Tryfan for a play.
  • Log #14756 - by philip long on July 23, 2002
    I am going up to the snowdonia range this july and will definitely climb this exciting peak once again.
  • Log #14757 - by Sue & Philip Powell on June 30, 2002
    Ascended via North Ridge. Hard work, but a good climb. Weather began fine, but low cloud moved in making the rest of the day very wet and windy.
  • Log #14758 - by Jay & Michelle on June 29, 2002
    This is the best climb ever for all you interested mountain hikers out there, well in Britain anyway. The day started poor with it being Jubilee weekend and despite setting off early from Warrington...
  • Log #14759 - by Steve Brown on June 05, 2002
    lovely clear day - reached summit at about 11 am - spent hours looking at the stunning views, then after sharing my lunch with Adam and Eve, had to retreat quickly as some very violent thunderstorms...
  • Log #14761 - by paul tizzard on Mar 20, 2002
    Summited via the north ridge on a wild windy start to the day, as we approached 1000 feet we hit driving snow but carried on regardless.It was good scrambling and you can make this as difficult or as...
  • Log #14762 - by Jo Sloan on Mar 19, 2002
    I climbed, no scrambled my way up Tryfan along with several others using the north ridge, including Nick Warren who has already submitted a log. Being a total novice I must confess to finding it a...
  • Log #14763 - by Nick Warren on Mar 17, 2002
    The day started a little too early for most peoples liking but as it would go on to prove, it was more than worth it and became a fitting end to a week of unparalleled experiences. We began our...
  • Log #14764 - by Ennis Jones on Feb 24, 2002
    A very interesting and popular peak. It can be difficult depending on the route you take. It was very windy the day I climbed, but the sun was bright for most of the day. I was afraid to stand up on...
  • Log #14765 - by switz on Feb 18, 2002
    third time up this classic,done snowdon,scafell etc this time was different as i am terrified of heights my friend made a pact that i would not come down from tryfan until i had done adam and...
  • Log #14766 - by Trevor Mose on Feb 14, 2002
    Finally managed to negotiate north ridge after previous attempts thwarted by weather. This time, clear conditions despite the gale force winds. The best bits are to be had by sticking close to the...
  • Log #14767 - by paul hipwood on Nov 30, 2001
    Last climbed this mountain about 25 years ago, remember it as a hard slog. Went up on my own from Ogwen cottage and reached Adam and Eve in 90 minutes. Thought it was a lot easier than I remembered....
  • Log #14768 - by Mark on Nov 20, 2001
    A friend of mine got me to join a hiking club and I thought it would be long walks and stuff but my first day out with the group was as follows. Meet friend at pick up point, go to offy for some...
  • Log #14769 - by Michael Hobby on June 12, 2001
    I was thirteen when I first reached the top of this magnificent peak. Regrettably I did not visit it gain for about fifteen years but, since then I have made up for lost time with many, many more...
  • Log #14770 - by thom on Mar 04, 2001
    came from y garn over the glyders an ddown the north-ridge on a cold and windy but great summer day. I love mountaineering in britain - yes I do!
  • Log #17571 - by Tom Middleton on Feb 22, 2001
    Undoubtedly one of the finest ridges in the Snowdonia area, this fine mountain has something to offer for everyone. Having summited in Rain, Fog, Snow, Sleet and occasionally sunshine and having...
  • Log #17572 - by carolyne peters on Feb 15, 2001
    The first time we attempted to reach the summit of this fantastic but formidable mountain the weather turned ugly with sleet and gales starting about 50 foot from our goal. One wrong footing and I...
  • Log #17573 - by Max Burgoyne on Feb 14, 2001
    The weather was miserable and the rock wet but it was a pleasure to have the mountain to ourselves.
  • Log #14771 - by Rob Shaw on Feb 04, 2001
    Ok, I was looking for a nice quiet day on the rock, something simple but long, on the shortest day last year. First Pinacle rib looked quiet for once. with some variations it's a cracking route on a...
  • Log #14772 - by luke hawker on Dec 11, 2000
    It was a cold night before we set off and we were freezing our butts off. the next day we set off to climb the big bitch as i call it it was a nice day below the cloud line but as soon as we got to...
  • Log #14773 - by Richard Hall on Oct 26, 2000
    This was my third ascent of Tryfans North Ridge. The weather was bad with rain. The rock surfaces were very slippery and getting a good grip difficult. Out of the three ascents this was the worst I...
  • Log #14774 - by Dan Hazelton on Oct 17, 2000
    Attemped my first proper scramble up this peak. Scared the life out of myself and decided that I'm never doing anything like that again! Clear day. O.K. views from the top.
  • Log #17574 - by Max Wiecko on Oct 17, 2000
    On my second attempt of climbing Tryfan I jumped from Adam and Eve and back again on a glorious sunny day.My climbing partner(a taxi driver from London) was too scared to do it and still hasn't done...
  • Log #14775 - by TIM GARDNER on Oct 16, 2000
    MATES ASHES SPREAD BY ADAM AND EVE
  • Log #17575 - by Sadha on Oct 01, 2000
    Jump from adam on to eve at top, easiest way up is hands in pockets and mountain is spelt Tryfan.
  • Log #14776 - by Piotr G. Mielus on July 28, 2000
    After wet night in a tent on the meadow near Llyn Ogwen Hut we (me and Piotr Buszka) climbed nice North Ridge. It resembles me in character the ridge of Rohacz Ostry in Tatra Mountains (Polish/Slovak...
  • Log #17576 - by Anna Hilliard on July 16, 2000
    We were on a residential trip to Marle Hall Outdoor Education Centre, the first day our task was to climb this enormous mountain!!It looked really difficult, especially to a group of ten 14 year old...
  • Log #14777 - by ian wood on June 28, 2000
    the day before, we started the snowdon horseshoe in good weather, but as we scrambled up crib goch the cloud which always seems to attach itself to yr wyddfa swallowed us up. the wind must have been...
  • Log #14778 - by Chris Sellars on May 31, 2000
    central buttress, scary when wet
  • Log #14779 - by Kid Spatula on May 30, 2000
    Best mountain in england and wales. The north ridge is amazing for a grade I scramble and is even better in winter. Gully no.3 from the Terrace is even better and harder.
  • Log #14780 - by Kid Spatula on May 30, 2000
    Best mountain in england and wales. The north ridge is amazing for a grade I scramble and is even better in winter. Gully no.3 from the Terrace is even better and harder.
  • Log #14781 - by Robert Parr on Feb 01, 2000
    At the summit, 28th march ,Visibility extremely poor! Extremely cold but very happy,Eternally gratefull to my good friend Richard.Via Bwlch Tryfan,ascend Bristly ridge onto Glder fach.....
  • Log #14782 - by Richard Trendall on Jan 14, 2000
    Tryfan and the Glyders - October 1998 The weather had been very windy and quite wet for at least a week. Whilst the strong westerly wind was still blasting the Llanberis pass, I noticed the slate...
  • Log #14783 - by jacob Gloor on Dec 01, 1999
    Our honeymoon was spent in a cottage on the A5 road below Tryfan. The new wife and I took the North Ridge route. A good scramble that can take many variations. Lunch was taken on the top next to the...