Climbs 110
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 917m a.s.l
Faces E

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Liquid dawn. North Wales © Tom Challands

Crag features

Wales' greatest and craggiest peak? It's certainly eye-catching. There are no entirely hands-free ways up Tryfan, but if you're into scrambling then there's nowhere better.

The mountain also offers plenty of old-school rock climbing, with long easy mountaineering routes, in a spectacular setting. The clean rock is almost always climbable, even in the wet. Long multi-pitch routes to 190 metres.

Approach notes

You really can't miss it, as you travel from the road from Capel Curig.

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Guidebooks

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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North Wales Classics

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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Tryfan summit summit *** 2191
  Scrambling Routes
3 Wrinkle Ridge 3 15
4 The North Ridge (Summer) 1 *** 2002
5 The North Ridge (Winter)
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I/II *** 529
6 The South Ridge
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1 ** 470
7 The Bochlwyd Horseshoe 1 *** 220
8 Wrinkled tower
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3 *** 111
9 West Face Route 3 58
10 Milestone Gully Approach
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2 ** 78
11 Milestone Continuation
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3 ** 54
12 South Gulley 2 * 26
13 South Buttress 3 * 29
14 Little Gully
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1 36
15 Pinnacle scramble 3S 3
16 Pinnacle Rib Variant 3 ** 6
  East Face
18 Beside the Index
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VD  
19 Progressive Cracks
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VD 1
20 Index Climb
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M 1
21 Bubbly Wall
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HS 4b * 53
22 South Rib
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M 37
23 Arête Climb
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S 4b ** 93
24 Apex Route
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VD 13
25 Crackerjack HS 4c * 11
26 South Chimney
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M 1
27 Left Wall Way S 9
28 Gashed Crag VD ** 794
29 South Gully Wall
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VS 4c 2
30 The Temple
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HVS 1
31 Munich Climb HVS 5a ** 212
32 South Gully Rib
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D 8
33 Stoat's Groove
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VD  
34 South Gully (Winter) III 3 11
35 South Gully
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M 94
36 Ghost Chimney
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S 4a 3
37 The Wall
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HS 4b * 23
38 Thomson's Chimney
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HS 4b * 302
Climb name Grade
39 Innominate Wall VS 4c 1
40 Central Bypass
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VD 13
41 Overlapping Ridge Route (First Pinnacle Rib) D ** 1039
42 Pinnacle Rib Route D *** 1458
43 East Of Eden VS 5a 11
44 Crevassed Rib
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HS 4b * 8
45 Northern Rib
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D 10
46 Little & North Gullies 1 ** 231
47 Little Gully (Winter)
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I/II 14
48 North Side Route
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VS 4c * 3
49 North Gully
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D 31
50 North Gully (Winter)
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II/III 24
51 Pinnacle Route
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D 71
52 Spillikin Wall
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M  
53 Eighty-Foot Route
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VD * 10
54 The Girdle Traverse
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VS 4c 2
55 Terrace Wall Variant
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VD * 19
56 Linear Climb
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S 4a * 7
57 Long Chimney - The Right-Hand branch
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S 4a 1
58 Long Chimney VS 4c 8
59 Beeline
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VS 5a 2
60 Cheek
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S 4
61 Cally's Overhang E2 6a * 1
62 Scars Climb
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HVS 5a ** 20
63 Spider Wall
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HVS 5a 1
64 Central Route
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VS 5a ** 19
65 Gone to the Dogs
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E3 5c  
66 Belle Vue Bastion VS 4c ** 399
67 Central Chimney
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HVS 5a 1
68 The Flange
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HVS 5a  
69 North Buttress Route D ** 327
70 North Buttress Route - Variation Start HS 4b 68
71 North Buttress Variant 2 * 97
72 Kirkus's Superdirect
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VS 4c * 28
73 Grooved Arête HVD 4a *** 2887
74 Grooved Arête - Direct route from the Haven
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S 11
75 Green Gully (Winter) III * 3
76 Green Gully
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D 8
Climb name Grade
77 Yew Buttress Route
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HS 4a 4
78 Mea Route
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VD 1
79 Green Gully Buttress Route
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D 3
80 Snowstorm
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VS 5a 6
81 Touch and Go HVS 5a * 2
82 Nor' Nor' Groove 2 * 133
83 Nor' Nor' Gully
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M 64
84 Nor' Nor' Gully (Winter) II 12
85 Nor' Nor' Buttress
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D 103
86 Nor' Nor' Buttress - Enigma Variation
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VS 4b 1
87 Nor' Nor' Buttress - Opus One
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VD 3
88 Nor' Nor' Buttress Variation
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3 77
89 Bastow Gully 2 50
90 Bastow Buttress
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VD 57
91 Bastow Gulley (Winter) I 14
92 Bastow Buttress Variant
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3 ** 186
93 Don't Mention the War E1 5b ** 2
94 Appeasement HVS 5a * 2
95 ......Or the Olympics! HVS 4c 2
96 Schwein Würst E4 6a * 2
  West Face
98 Columbyne
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VD * 10
99 Pierrot
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M  
100 Boanerges
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VS 4c 2
101 Wrinkled Slabs
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M * 35
102 Castle Chimney
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D * 22
103 Cannon Ridge
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S 4a * 15
104 Jamie's Route
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S 4a 6
105 Buzzard's Buttress
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M 6
106 Flat Iron Ridge
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D 5
107 Flat Iron Ridge Direct S 4b 2
108 V Buttress Route
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M * 16
109 V Cleft
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2 4
110 V Arete
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M 22
111 Y Gully
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M 30
112 Y Gully Edge
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M 3
113 Notch Arete
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M * 98

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