Page 1 of 1

Tryfan,Y Foel Goch and Gallt Yr Ogof

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:41 pm
by andy63

our_route.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts

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.

001 (640x480).jpg
Start of Tryfan ascent

002 (640x480).jpg
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.
004 (640x480).jpg
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.

005 (640x480).jpg

009 (640x480).jpg
Gallt Yr Ogof and Y Foel Goch

010 (640x480).jpg

012 (640x480).jpg
Looking back at Tryfan

013 (640x480).jpg
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.

014 (640x480).jpg
Y Foel Goch

015 (640x480).jpg
Foel Goch summit

016 (640x480).jpg

017 (640x480).jpg
Gallt yr Ogof summit

018 (640x480).jpg
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.

Re: Tryfan,Y Foel Goch and Gallt Yr Ogof

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:20 am
by Broggy1
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.


Re: Tryfan,Y Foel Goch and Gallt Yr Ogof

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:39 pm
by Colley
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.

Re: Tryfan,Y Foel Goch and Gallt Yr Ogof

PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:17 pm
by stig_nest
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