Having been granted a day on my own to spend walking I was fascinated by Tryfan, lts rocky crest which looks so imposing from the A5 and in particular an ascent by the well known North Ridge, classed as a grade 1 scramble. I was certainly excited and apprehensive at the start of the walk.
With all day available I hoped to include the summits of Glydar Fach and Glyder Faw, returning to the car by way of Y Garn. These photographs hardly do the exposure from the ridge justice.
Location- Tryfan (Snowdonia)
Map- Snowdon/ Yr Wyddfa, OL17
Route- Llyn Ogwen- Tryfan 915m (North Ridge)- Bwlch Tryfan- Glyder Fach 994m- Glyder Fawr 999m- Y Gribin- Llyn Ogwen
Distance- 5.75 miles
Weather- Mainly cloudy with cloud decending over the summits at times
Location Map- Yes
Memory Map- Yes

The start of the walk looking over towards the A5 and the lay by where I started my walk. This ascent was quite steep and certainly warmed the leg muscles, and got the heart beating faster. The Milestone Buttress on the left hand side.

The Cannon, a rock which can be seen on the skyline of Tryfan when viewed from the West.

One solitory walker scrambles over the North Summit, viewed from the Central Summit. The views and drops to east and west making this summit seem very special.

Looking back to the Central Summit from the South Summit and a brave soul who attempts to jump between Adam and Eve (two standing stones with a gap between them and a substantial degree of exposure to one side). From these photographs you can see the complete lack of solid ground the walk simply moves from rock to rock.

Looking forward now to my next objective in the distance Glyder Fach (in cloud). Not wishing to tackle Bristly Ridge (the rock ridge) instead opting to ascend up the zig zags to the left (light brown area to the left of the summit). Another lone walker just ahead shows the scale of the rocks and the task which lay ahead. The first part was to descend into Bwlch Tryfan the gully between Tryfan and Glyder Fach.

This photograph from the top of the zig zags on the previous image looking back to the south edge of Tryfan. Two more walkers following up the stoney and loose path.

Nearing the summit of Glyder Fach there is the famous Cantilever which looks very precarious, which I'm sure has seen more than just a single walker stride out to its edge.

Between Glyder Fach and my next summit, Glyder Fawr (in cloud in the distance), this is Castell y Gwynt, another jaged clump of rocks, two walkers sit on the top and admire the views.

On the descent of Y Gribin, there was an excellent view of the west face of Tryfan. This really shows how exciting the early part of my walk was.

The summit of Y Garn another tempting walk, which would just have to wait for another day. With tired legs I returned to the layby on the A5 for a drive back to Caernarfon. What a great day out in the rugged mountains of Wales.

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