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Tryfan
915m (3003ft)

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

Tryfan means 'Three Tops' in Welsh and is pronounced 'tre-van'.


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Welsh Mountain
15th highest in Wales,
21st in England & Wales

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Welsh Nuttall
16th highest in Wales,
24th in England & Wales

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Welsh Marilyn
6th highest in Wales,
212th highest in Great Britain

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Snowdonia National Park


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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 gw102 The Welsh 3000's (Glyderau) from Llanberis

5 of the 15 Welsh 3000's

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 12.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:5,327ft (1,624m)
Time:9½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Tryfan Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Tryfan

Stephanie Doyle walked up Tryfan on April 29th, 2022 [with] Friend [weather] Ok

Adrian Haywood climbed Tryfan on February 27th, 2022 [from/via/route] North ridge [with] Solo [weather] Sunny

Melfyn Parry bagged Tryfan on September 1st, 2019 [from/via/route] Oggy 4, Y Garn, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach & Tryfan. Start point SH655602, car park after brew shack at Ogwen Lake. Ascent of Y Garn, steep path with upper slopes of scree. Descent to Llyn y Cwn for a short coffee break before making ascent of Glyder Fawr. This path was mainly scree, quite steep with poor visibility. Summit in low cloud, difficult to make out path, use of Satmap confirmed needed to be further to the right, spotted cairn which confirmed correct path, were able to follow line of cairns to toward Glyder Fach. Weather cleared briefly to show views down over Llyn Cwm Ffynnon to Pen y Gwryd Hotel. Circumnavigated Castell y Gwynt to Glyder Fach before descending Brisly scree path to Bwlch Tryfan. Stopped for lunch before ascending Tryfan south ridge. Weather was much better here & Tryfan was clear & quite busy. Descent via western gulley was tough on the knees & thighs & we were subjected to heavy showers for last half mile to car park. [with] PRC [weather] Poor most of the time occasional sunny spells but cold.

Neall Garrad hiked Tryfan on June 22nd, 2007 [from/via/route] 15 peaks route from Nant Peris to Llanfairfechan [with] Andy, Chris, John and Warren [weather] Mixed

Iain Ballard summited Tryfan on September 13th, 2020 [weather] windy to begin with then sunny

Alex Jones conquered Tryfan on December 18th, 2021 [from/via/route] East face - pinnacle rib [weather] COLD!

Mark Smith scaled Tryfan on March 24th, 2017 [from/via/route] north face [with] Alstom group [weather] thick cloud

Andy Buxton walked up Tryfan on June 22nd, 1968 [from/via/route] 14 Peaks (but done before & since) [with] BVGS

Angela Moroney climbed Tryfan during 2012 - 2017 3PEAKS

Darran Tunnah bagged Tryfan on August 5th, 2018 [from/via/route] North Ridge - Cannon Rock

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Tryfan

The south ridge of Tryfan from the top of Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fach

The south ridge of Tryfan from the top of Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fach

Photo: Paul Johnson (22)

Llyn Clyd, Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Idwal and Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Llyn Clyd, Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Idwal and Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (1)

Brocken Spectre with Tryfan beyond

Brocken Spectre with Tryfan beyond

Photo: Don Williams (8)

Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd (left) and The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan (centre) and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) with Moel Penamnen and Llyn Newydd & Llyn Bowydd (mid distance right) from the summit of Manod Mawr (North Top)

Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd (left) and The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan (centre) and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) with Moel Penamnen and Llyn Newydd & Llyn Bowydd (mid distance right) from the summit of Manod Mawr (North Top)

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (55)

Tryfan from Y Foel Goch

Tryfan from Y Foel Goch

Photo: Don Williams (9)

On Tryfan (Adam and Eve)

On Tryfan (Adam and Eve)

Photo: Kurt Elliott (2)

*360 degree panorama featuring Carnedd Dafydd, Foel-Goch (foreground), Tryfan and Glyder Fach, Y Garn (foreground), Crib Goch and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the summit of Elidir Fawr

*360 degree panorama featuring Carnedd Dafydd, Foel-Goch (foreground), Tryfan and Glyder Fach, Y Garn (foreground), Crib Goch and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the summit of Elidir Fawr

Photo: David Hands (3)

Glyder Fach (centre left), Glyder Fawr (centre) and Tryfan (centre right) from Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Glyder Fach (centre left), Glyder Fawr (centre) and Tryfan (centre right) from Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Photo: Paul Hancock (3)

My son Joe jumping for joy between Adam and Eve on the top of Tyfan

My son Joe jumping for joy between Adam and Eve on the top of Tyfan

Photo: Fiona Haward (2)

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)

Tryfan from the top of Bristley Ridge, Glyder Fach

Tryfan from the top of Bristley Ridge, Glyder Fach

Photo: Paul Hancock (7)

Tryfan and The Glyderau (Glyderau) from Cwm Tal-y-Braich below Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Tryfan and The Glyderau (Glyderau) from Cwm Tal-y-Braich below Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Photo: Mike Knipe (113)

Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Idwal and Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Idwal and Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (7)

My other half Rob at the 'Adam and Eve' rocks on top of Tryfan

My other half Rob at the 'Adam and Eve' rocks on top of Tryfan

Photo: Di Coke (1)

360 degree view from Moel Penamnen summit featuring (from left to right): The Moelwyns - Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman & Ysgafell Wen, Moel Farlwyd (foreground above/left of blue lake), Yr Aran (pointed peak above Moel Farlwyd), Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd, The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan, Carnedd Moel Siabod, Y Ro Wen, Foel-fras (Moelwyns), Manod Mawr (above two light blue lakes) and The Arenigs - Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach.

360 degree view from Moel Penamnen summit featuring (from left to right): The Moelwyns - Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman & Ysgafell Wen, Moel Farlwyd (foreground above/left of blue lake), Yr Aran (pointed peak above Moel Farlwyd), Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd, The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan, Carnedd Moel Siabod, Y Ro Wen, Foel-fras (Moelwyns), Manod Mawr (above two light blue lakes) and The Arenigs - Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach.

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (43)

Tryfan

Tryfan

Photo: Will Caesar (12)

Llechog (Llanberis Path) and the lesser known Tryfan (Snowdon) from The Pass of Llanberis

Llechog (Llanberis Path) and the lesser known Tryfan (Snowdon) from The Pass of Llanberis

Photo: Mike Griffiths (20)

Llyn Ogwen and Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Llyn Ogwen and Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (41)

Tryfan from nr Glan Dena, Nant y Benglog

Tryfan from nr Glan Dena, Nant y Benglog

Photo: Ade Campbell (1)

My wife with Meg and Joe on at The Cannon Stone on the North Ridge of Tryfan

My wife with Meg and Joe on at The Cannon Stone on the North Ridge of Tryfan

Photo: Fiona Haward (1)


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