Y Garn

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Considered part of the Glyderau, Y Garn is one of the so called Welsh 3000ers i.e. one of the 15 mountains in north wales over 3000 feet.

The southwest side of the mountain slopes more or less gently down to the Nant Peris valley. The north-east side is very different in character, made up of the headwalls of two steeply sided cwms, Cwm Clyd and Cwm Cywion, and finally Llyn Idwal and Ogwen Cottage. Along the ridge to the north lies Elidir Fawr, while to the south-east is the top of the Devil's Kitchen and Glyder Fawr.

The most direct ascent route is via the North East Ridge from Ogwen and Llyn Idwal - an easy scramble - though the mountain may be climbed along with Glyder Fawr and possibly Glyder Fach as a longer day out. An interesting and little used route described on the link, first climbs Foel Goch before crossing to Y Garn and returning by the North Ridge.

Elevation (feet): 3,107
Elevation (meters): 947
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Snowdonia
Latitude: 53.1152
Longitude: -4.0464
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Birmingham international/Manchester
Convenient Center: Llanberis, Bethesda

Thanks to Oliver Francks for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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

There are 2 trip reports for Y Garn.

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  • Log #21555 - by Clare Mitchell on Dec 23, 2008
    We had a beautiful clear day and took the route from idwal cottage up to cwm idwal and then the north east ridge. An enjoyable (if tiring) route with some light scrambling in places. Towards the...
  • Log #21255 - by Bo Robertson on Apr 16, 2008
    Climbed with some friends on my first visit to Snowdonia in July 2007 from the Ogwen Valley. Arguably one of the most beautiful mountains when seem from Ogwen, rising 2000ft out of the valley. ...