Tryfan Fach (Little Tryfan)

Climbs 26 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 351m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
Mainly easy slab routes, great beginner's area. Multi-pitch to 80 metres.

Approach notes
Cliff is situated at the base of Cwm Tryfan, only a short walk beyond Gwern y Gof Uchaf, appearing as a rock spur shooting out of the hillside.

Guidebooks
North Wales Climbs (2013), North Wales Classics (2010), Ogwen (2010), Ogwen and Carneddau (1993)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Little Tryfan AreteD **899
2Crack 1D *904
3Crack 2D *943
4Crack 3D *593
5Slab 1VD *593
6Slab 2S 4a *648
7Crack 4D *712
8Chimney CrackM *641
9Left hand Slab RouteD 197
10Central Slab RouteVD *493
11Right RibS 4a 326
12Left Edge RouteVD 175
13Stepped CrackD **356
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'Little Tryfan Arete' and 'Tryfan Bach Scramble' are exactly the same route. With both routes offering variations which draw closer/onto the arÍte.
jimorothy - 28/Apr/15
Agree with other comments that this is a superb place for beginners to learn on. However, its also very polished and placing good protection is difficult so I would suggest that the grading in uptodate books is about right - more VDiff/HVDiff than Mod now IMHO
jester69 - 02/Apr/12
I was climbing here with a group on saturday 15th October and one of my group picked up a stack of gear left behind. If it belongs to you let me know and i will try and get it back to you.
kivi - 17/Oct/11
Was introduced to climbing here a few years ago. Easter 2011 saw me introducing my partner, luckylegs to climbing outdoors and me to leading and multipitching. Fantastic slab.
Neil Watson - 11/May/11
Lots of mod and diff cracks but there is some severe stuff between them. Also great fun to watch the instructors leading groups :)
the colonel - 21/Sep/09
good for beginners, but don't take the grading too seriously . most of it is mod or dif.
adam06 - 21/Jul/08
great begginers crag to teach someone how to climb multipitch stuff
tomster - 12/Apr/08
One of the best beginners crag I've ever been to. Quality, one of my fave crags
2pints - 30/Jun/06
Alot of the spikes that people can use for belays are now working lose, be careful.
Paul at work - 11/Oct/05
Fantastic crag to either cut your teeth multipitching or introducing a climbing partner to it. The rock is sound with good gear placements and an aspect that catches afternoon sun.
Steve Malsher - 02/Aug/04
Very good little camp site at foot Little Tryfan open all year,good showers was there over new year only £2.50 per night per person.
Jim - 27/Jun/03