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

Tryfan Bach © Mike Peacock

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.

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North Wales Climbs

North Wales Climbs covers the best climbing from the whole of this huge and varied area. The book is modelled on the very popular West Country Climbs which set a new standard for selected climb guidebooks back in 2010. It contains all the routes from the 2010 publication North Wales Classics and many more routes and areas, with expanded descriptions and much bigger photo-topos. The book covers all the major mountain crags from Llanberis Pass, to Cloggy; and from Ogwen to the Carneddau. It also includes the Llanberis Slate quarries, Tremadog, the Moelwyns, the Gwynant Valley, Mid-Wales, Gogarth and the North Coast Limestone.
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A significant addition to the Rockfax stable; North Wales Classics is a pocket-sized guide packs in hundreds of superb routes throughout the mountains of Snowdonia. From Tremadog to Tryfan, and everywhere in between, the book covers mid-grade routes on the best crags and features top-notch photo-topos and inspirational action shots taking you where you want to go.
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More Guidebooks:
Ogwen (2010)
Ogwen and Carneddau (1993)
'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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Little Tryfan AreteD **949
2Crack 1D *938
3Crack 2D *972
4Crack 3D *614
5Slab 1VD *612
6Slab 2S 4a *669
7Crack 4D *742
8Chimney CrackM *671
9Left hand Slab RouteD 203
10Central Slab RouteVD *518
11Right RibS 4a 339
12Left Edge RouteVD 183
13Stepped CrackD **375
14Mossy SlabHVD *405
15Overlap SlabS 3c 196
16Tryfan Fach Scramble3 **175
17Moss SlabsM 29
18Zig ZagM 72
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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