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Tryfan by the North Ridge from Ogwen Valley
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Photo from the walk - Tryfan by the North Ridge from Ogwen Valley

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Glyders Tryfan

County/Area - Conwy

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km

Ascent - 1900 feet / 576 metres

Time - 3 hours 40 minutes

Grade - hard

This challenging Snowdonia route to the summit of Tryfan offers a great scramble to the summit. Starting from the Ogwen Valley, much of the ascent up Tryfan's north ridge involves the use of hands. In winter this route takes on a different character when ice and snow are present and should only be attempted by those experienced in winter mountaineering. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1150
The High Carneddau from the Ogwen Valley
Grade - hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1215
Tryfan & Llyn Ogwen from the Ogwen Valley
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 3026
Tryfan & the Eastern Tops from the Ogwen Valley
Grade - hard
Length - 5.8 miles / 9.3 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2820
0.3 miles / 0.5 km away
Carneddau traverse from Llyn Ogwen to Bont Newydd
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 1232
0.8 miles / 1.3 km away
Carnedd Llewelyn, Llyn Eigiau & Llyn Cowlyd
Grade - hard
Length - 16.0 miles / 26 km
Walk 2855
0.8 miles / 1.3 km away
Gallt yr Ogof & Braich y Ddeugwm
Grade - moderate
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 3056
0.9 miles / 1.5 km away
Pen yr Helgi Du from the Ogwen Valley
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2650
1.2 miles / 1.9 km away
Tryfan, the Glyderau and Y Garn
Grade - very hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1088
1.4 miles / 2.3 km away
The Traverse of the Glyder Ridge from Ogwen
Grade - hard
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1186
1.4 miles / 2.3 km away
Y Garn from Ogwen Cottage (Route A)
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 3019
1.4 miles / 2.3 km away
Y Garn & Carnedd y Filiast from Ogwen Cottage
Grade - hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 3062
1.4 miles / 2.3 km away
Pen yr Ole Wen from the Ogwen Valley
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 2417
1.4 miles / 2.3 km away
A Glyderau trio: Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Tryfan
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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