NO DIRECT PATH TO THE SUMMIT, VARIOUS GRADE 1 SCRAMBLE PLUS STEEP DROPS AND GULLYS
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PARKING-Ogwen Cottage, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda, LL57 3LZ OR Free roadside parking on the A5 just past the car park below the TRYFAN path
MILES-4 MILES approx.
FACILITIES- Main car park has toilets and food
This is one of our favourite mountain climbs, it was fun, with amazing views all round.
We parked in a layby on the A5 at the starting point.
There was a stile we crossed and headed towards the waterfall, this area is very boggy and pathless in sections, but you can see the steep climb up on the right side of the waterfall that we headed for.
The climb up here is steep, rocky but easy to follow, care is needed though.
From the top of the waterfall it levels out to Llyn Bochlwyd which is know as the Austrailian lake, we originally planned to walk to here, but we could see a clear path on the left of the lake which headed up to Bwlch Tryfan a central point between the fells.
We had a snack break here before we decided to take it slow, if at any point the weather turned or we were unsure , then we would come back.
To be honest up to Bwlch Tryfan the path was straight forward and easy going.
From here it was a array of rock formations and steep climbs over uneven and rocky ground, luckily we did however have nice weather and managed to spend an hour searching for the easiest route up.
At this point we kept a helmet on Ariya for safety reasons.
It was all scrambling and hand/foot climbing from here, the older two managed without support and thankfully previous rock climbing lessons helped immensely for this. We managed to get to the top just as the wind picked up, so a quick photo before we dropped carefully straight back down to the Bwlch for a break.
QUICK SUMMIT PHOTO BEFORE HEADING BACK DOWN
ADAM AND EVE JUMP WE DID NOT ATTEMPT DUE TO WINDS
THE FINAL CLIMB UP
AMAZING VIEWS HALF WAY UP
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