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Tryfan,Y Foel Goch and Gallt Yr Ogof

Tryfan,Y Foel Goch and Gallt Yr Ogof

Postby andy63 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:41 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Gallt yr Ogof, Tryfan, Y Foel Goch

Date walked: 21/05/2014

Time taken: 6

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 869m

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Starting from Llyn Ogwen car park, I decided, rather than a long steep scramble up the north face, to go for the slightly easier route along the heather terrace path. This turned out to be quite hard work itself, being very rocky and with a few scrambly bits.

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Start of Tryfan ascent

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Heather terrace path

The path goes round the side of the mountain to the Far South Peak, from which there's a fairly short scramble up to the summit.
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Tryfan summit

There was no way I was going to climb on top of one of those rocks, let alone jump from one to the other, I just managed to crawl up high enough so that some part of my body was above the top of he rocks,so I can claim to have bagged the summit.
This made the experience slightly disappointing. I usually get a sense of victory on reaching a summit, but this felt more like a draw.

I then went down o Bwlch Tryfan and across onto the ridge which joins Glyder Fawr with Y Foel Goch.

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Gallt Yr Ogof and Y Foel Goch

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Looking back at Tryfan

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Bristly Ridge

After the drama of Tryfan it was a relief to just have to walk over boggy grass to get to the next two summits.

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Y Foel Goch

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Foel Goch summit

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Gallt yr Ogof summit

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Gallt yr Ogof, looking back along the ridge

From the top of Gallt yr Ogof a very narrow path goes down the hillside to a camp site, from which it's about a mile along a byway back to the car park.
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Re: Tryfan,Y Foel Goch and Gallt Yr Ogof

Postby Broggy1 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:20 am

I've got a similar route planned for a good day later this year.

Having done Tryfan (twice) in the mist and Bristly (once) in the mist I am keen to do them again on a good day as they are the best scrambles outside of Scotland around imo.

Like you I will then turn left to check out the other two.

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Re: Tryfan,Y Foel Goch and Gallt Yr Ogof

Postby Colley » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:39 pm

I have climbed Tryfan by various routes (with and without ropes) many times over the years and would never claim to have conquered it, a draw is a very fair result! To my mind the best mountain outside the Cuillin. Thanks for some good photos.
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Re: Tryfan,Y Foel Goch and Gallt Yr Ogof

Postby stig_nest » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:17 pm

The two times I've been over Gallt yr Ogof I've climbed up past the cave on the Eastern side. There's a wet gully which allows for an interesting ascent - It could be a bit dicey after heavy prolonged rain and the path above is poor at best. I've done the Adam & Eve thing a few times - it's more mind over matter, the more you think about it the trickier it looks I think
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