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Gallt yr Ogof
763m (2504ft)

The Glyders (or Glyderau), Snowdonia, Conwy, Wales


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Gallt yr Ogof means 'Cliff with a Cave' in Welsh and is pronounced 'ga-thl-t-ur-o-gov'.

The summit of Gallt yr Ogof is marked by a cairn.


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45th highest in Wales,
108th in England & Wales

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56th highest in Wales,
132nd in England & Wales

Walk Gallt yr Ogof walking UK Mountains in The Glyders (or Glyderau) Snowdonia National Park Conwy, Wales

Gallt yr Ogof Summit

Photo: Mike Knipe

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OL17 Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa and Conwy Valley/Dyffryn Conwy


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115 Snowdon & Caernarfon


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Walk cw119 Tryfan from Glan Dena, Llyn Ogwen

One of the finest mountains in Wales

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:2,814ft (858m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk cw180 Carnedd Moel Siabod, Y Foel Goch and Gallt yr Ogof from Pont Cyfyng, Capel Curig

Long mountain walk with two big ascents

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 13.75ml (22km)
Ascent:4,549ft (1,387m)
Time:9½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 9 Icon (Very Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Gallt yr Ogof Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Gallt yr Ogof

Donovan Suddell walked up Gallt yr Ogof on May 21st, 2023 [from/via/route] Pen-Y-Gwryd Hotel & down into Capel Curig (Non circular) [with] Wife [weather] Beautiful sunny day

Adrian Haywood climbed Gallt yr Ogof on January 29th, 2023 [from/via/route] Capel Curig - Gallt yr Ogof -Foel Goch [with] Rob [weather] nice day, above the clouds

Melfyn Parry bagged Gallt yr Ogof on April 1st, 2022 [from/via/route] Glan Dena to Heather Terrace, then up to Tryfan South Top Peak, descent to Bwlch Tryfan & then followed Miner's Path to ridge, walked passed Llyn Caseg Fraith, make sure you follow the windy path as very boggy if you take the racing line, then up to summit of Y Foel Goch, followed path drown to col & then up to summit of Gallt yr Ogof. Dropped down to Gwern Got Isaf Campsie to finish. [weather] Very sunny day, great visibility. Some smatterings of hail lying to 3" in parts & some areas were icy. - If doing it again would drop off ridge from Gallt yr Ogof sooner as terrain was better slightly further left. Follow fence line to stile & then hug fence for some distance before descent to gate on old Roman Road.

Andy Buxton hiked Gallt yr Ogof during August, 1964 [from/via/route] Dad

Christina Lander summited Gallt yr Ogof on May 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] Llyn Ogwen - Llyn Bochlwyd - Bwlch Tryfan - Y Foel Goch - Gallt yr Ogof - Cefn y Capel - Llyn Ogwen [with] Dick & Meg [weather] Beautiful, warm, sunny day

Hugh Strickland conquered Gallt yr Ogof on September 1st, 2018 [from/via/route] big circuit from Capel Curig

Mark Davidson scaled Gallt yr Ogof on May 27th, 2004 [with] Alone [weather] Bright, sunny & warm - I think the north ridge of Tryfan was the scariest walk I have ever done - & I thought Crib Goch, Sharp Edge & Striding Edge were fun!

Alan Smith walked up Gallt yr Ogof on May 29th, 2016 [with] Myself [weather] Sunny - Tough desent through rocky heathery.

Stephen Lewis climbed Gallt yr Ogof on August 31st, 2013 [from/via/route] cw119 [with] Alone [weather] Sun, cloud & wind

Vince Wetton bagged Gallt yr Ogof on September 2nd, 2011 [with] RTM

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Gallt yr Ogof

Y Foel Goch (centre left) and Tryfan (right) from Gallt yr Ogof

Y Foel Goch (centre left) and Tryfan (right) from Gallt yr Ogof

Photo: Donovan Suddell (11)

Low cloud over Nant Beglong, Gallt yr Ogof and Tryfan from Craig Wen

Low cloud over Nant Beglong, Gallt yr Ogof and Tryfan from Craig Wen

Photo: Will Caesar (14)

Y Foel Goch (centre) and Tryfan (right) from Gallt yr Ogof

Y Foel Goch (centre) and Tryfan (right) from Gallt yr Ogof

Photo: Donovan Suddell (10)

Ladder stile on Gallt yr Ogof

Ladder stile on Gallt yr Ogof

Photo: Donovan Suddell (12)

*Sunrise over Gallt Yr Ogof from Tryfan

*Sunrise over Gallt Yr Ogof from Tryfan

Photo: David Hands (5)


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