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

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Alex Haigh and Mick Ryan on Pinnacle Rib Route on Tryfan © Alan James

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 *** 2328
2 The North Ridge (Summer) 1 *** 2167
3 The North Ridge (Winter)
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I/II *** 542
4 The South Ridge
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1 ** 533
5 The Bochlwyd Horseshoe 1 *** 234
  East Face
7 Beside the Index
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VD  
8 Progressive Cracks
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VD 1
9 Index Climb
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M 1
10 Bubbly Wall
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HS 4b * 61
11 South Buttress 3 * 33
12 South Rib
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M 39
13 Arête Climb
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S 4b ** 97
14 Apex Route
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VD 13
15 Crackerjack HS 4c * 11
16 South Chimney
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M 1
17 Left Wall Way S 9
18 Gashed Crag VD ** 842
19 South Gully Wall
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VS 4c 2
20 The Temple
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HVS 1
21 Munich Climb HVS 5a ** 219
22 South Gully Rib
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D 8
23 Stoat's Groove
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VD  
24 South Gully 2 * 34
25 South Gully (Winter) III 3 12
26 South Gully
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M 96
27 Pinnacle Scramble 3S 8
28 Ghost Chimney
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S 4a 3
29 The Wall
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HS 4b * 23
30 Thomson's Chimney
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HS 4b * 314
31 Innominate Wall VS 4c 1
32 Central Bypass
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VD 15
33 Overlapping Ridge Route (First Pinnacle Rib) D ** 1095
34 Pinnacle Rib Variant 3 ** 10
35 Pinnacle Rib Route D *** 1542
36 East Of Eden VS 5a 11
37 Crevassed Rib
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HS 4b * 8
38 Northern Rib
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D 11
Climb name Grade
39 Little & North Gullies 1 ** 259
40 Little Gully
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1 43
41 Little Gully (Winter)
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I/II 15
42 North Side Route
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VS 4c * 3
43 North Gully
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D 35
44 North Gully (Winter)
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II/III 26
45 Pinnacle Route
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D 83
46 Spillikin Wall
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M  
47 Eighty-Foot Route
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VD * 11
48 The Girdle Traverse
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VS 4c 2
49 Terrace Wall Variant
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VD * 20
50 Linear Climb
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S 4a * 7
51 Long Chimney - The Right-Hand branch
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S 4a 1
52 Long Chimney VS 4c 8
53 Beeline
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VS 5a 2
54 Cheek
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S 4
55 Cally's Overhang E2 6a * 1
56 Scars Climb
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HVS 5a ** 20
57 Spider Wall
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HVS 5a 1
58 Central Route
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VS 5a ** 21
59 Gone to the Dogs
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E3 5c  
60 Belle Vue Bastion VS 4c ** 413
61 Central Chimney
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HVS 5a 1
62 The Flange
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HVS 5a  
63 North Buttress Route D ** 339
64 North Buttress Route - Variation Start HS 4b 73
65 North Buttress Variant 2 * 105
66 Kirkus's Superdirect
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VS 4c * 28
67 Grooved Arête HVD 4a *** 3012
68 Grooved Arête - Direct route from the Haven
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S 11
69 Green Gully (Winter) III * 4
70 Green Gully
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D 8
71 Yew Buttress Route
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HS 4a 5
72 Mea Route
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VD 1
73 Green Gully Buttress Route
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D 3
74 Snowstorm
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VS 5a 6
75 Touch and Go HVS 5a * 2
76 Nor' Nor' Groove 2 * 149
Climb name Grade
77 Nor' Nor' Gully
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M 65
78 Nor' Nor' Gully (Winter) II 13
79 Nor' Nor' Buttress
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D 114
80 Nor' Nor' Buttress - Enigma Variation
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VS 4b 1
81 Nor' Nor' Buttress - Opus One
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VD 4
82 Nor' Nor' Buttress Variation
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3 79
83 Bastow Gully 2 57
84 Bastow Buttress
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VD 64
85 Bastow Gulley (Winter) I 14
86 Bastow Buttress Variant
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3 ** 213
87 Don't Mention the War E1 5b ** 2
88 Appeasement HVS 5a * 2
89 ......Or the Olympics! HVS 4c 2
90 Schwein Würst E4 6a * 2
  West Face
92 Milestone Gully Approach
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2 ** 85
93 Milestone Continuation
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3 ** 56
94 Columbyne
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VD * 10
95 Pierrot
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M  
96 Boanerges
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VS 4c 2
97 Wrinkled Slabs
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M * 36
98 Wrinkled Tower
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3 *** 133
99 Wrinkle Ridge 3 17
100 Castle Chimney
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D * 23
101 Cannon Ridge
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S 4a * 17
102 Jamie's Route
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S 4a 6
103 Buzzard's Buttress
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M 6
104 West Face Route 3 68
105 Flat Iron Ridge
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D 5
106 Flat Iron Ridge Direct S 4b 2
107 V Buttress Route
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M * 17
108 V Cleft
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2 4
109 V Arete
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M 23
110 Y Gully
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M 34
111 Y Gully Edge
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M 4
112 Notch Arete
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M * 116

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