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Tryfan , Glyders and Y garn

Tryfan , Glyders and Y garn

Postby Benaden887 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:17 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr, Tryfan, Y Garn (Glyders)

Date walked: 05/07/2014

Time taken: 7

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 1320m

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Kmc 2nd trip to Wales staying at Ogwin valley`s famed Helyg hut where the 1953 British Everest climbers trained.
After the rain of yesterday, Saturday dawns dry,bright and cloudless - with rock climbing iffy we opt for Tryfan and the Glyders. Park at Llyn Ogwin and take the path up on the N side of Tryfan, over a ladder stile then up the rocky N buttress to the overhanging block named the Cannon - cue long photoshoot. The rock is dry, going steepish, we scramble over three short walls to reach the 915m summit. Twin blocks of stone - Adam and Eve, greet us - jumping session to follow, Down to the bealach and up Bristley ridge, taking Sinister gully rather than the main route- harder but shorter we soon top out on Glyder Fach. An awkward down climb to Pinnacle gap on to the cantilever stone cue more photo opt - Glyder Fawr`s jumble of toothy upright rocks to Castell Y Gwynt and we leave the climbing behind. A scree slide down to lyn Cwn and, options are - descend the devil`s kitchen or 250m climb to Y garn - the climb wins out adds another tick to the now walk and from its top, we drop down the N ridge to Llyn Idwal through a nice rock passageway come out at the YH. Ogwin Lyn and the car, The views were tremendous - cloud on Snowdon and carneddu a great day

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