/ Mid Wales tomorrow - good day route?
Am in Mid-Wales tomorrow and at a loose end. Wondering if anyone can recommend a good, interesting, relatively short route around the Cadair area? Thinking scrambly type of arete/ridge thing a la Tryfan/Crib Goch. Does any such thing exist in the area?
As Dan rightly says, Cyfrwy, though excellent, is on the cusp between an easy rock climb and a hard scramble and is very condition dependent. If you want a relatively short but enjoyable scramble, this may be more suitable: http://www.ukscrambles.co.uk/routes/scrambling-routes/scrambles-in-wales/cadair-idris/tapia-llwydion
The route is easy to follow and you can make it as hard, or as easy as you like as all difficulties are avoidable. It's described as a Diff rock climb in "Scrambles and Easy Climbs in Snowdonia" but, as the linked description says, it isn't anywhere near as hard as that. My only concern would be that there could still be quite a lot of snow on Tapia Llwydion. Provided it's not misty, the route can easily be checked from Llyn Cau. If it's not in suitable condition, then I'd do as the circuit of Llyn Cau as Dan suggests.
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