Rockfax Description
A great link up with either of the two 'Approach' routes and even better if you add a bit of The North Ridge of Tryfan and then Notch Arete to give a fantastic outing.
1) From ledges at the top of the previous two routes, scramble up to the base of the prominent slab above Milestone Approach Gully, just by some large blocks.
2) Climb a dog-leg hand-crack up the slab to a precarious perch.
3) Make a nerve-wracking reach, or mantelshelf, to gain another ledge.
4) Easier and more broken climbing above leads to a junction with The North Ridge of Tryfan. You can also carry on more directly to arrive below The Canon.
Continuation - Go either up or down The North Ridge of Tryfan or link into Notch Arete. © Rockfax


Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton , Snowdonia Mountain Walks and Scrambles - Mark Reeves


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Porcupine Ridge

Grade: Grade-3 ***
(Craig Braich Ty Du (Pen yr Ole Wen))

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