Little Tryfan

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Afternoon sun
10 mins

A superb sweep of clean rock at an amenable angle, Little Tryfan (or Tryfan Bach as it is also known) is deservedly popular with the novice trad climber as the face is littered with holds and gear placements. Approach (see map on page 164) - From the lay-by by Gwern Gof Uchaf Farm, walk up the drive to the farm. Skirt left round the farm on the signed footpath and cross a stile. Turn right onto the large track and walk behind the farm, 20m on the left is another path, follow this to the base of the crag. Scramble up and right along the ridge until you reach a grassy gully on the right of the crag and walk down this to the base.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
Little Tryfan Arete Top 50
A classic scramble/climb up the left arete.1) 26m. Large holds lead to the ridge which is followed to a comfortable...
2 user comments
2 Stars
Crack 1
The wide crack has good gear and stances.1) 25m. A line of flakes and cracks leads to a good niche-belay.2) 12m. Follow...
1 user comment
1 Stars
Crack 2
A popular and well protected route.1) 38m. A diagonal crack leads to the large triangular niche. Follow the wide crack...
1 user comment
1 Stars
Crack 3
The hardest of the three crack routes.1) 25m. A left-trending flakes gain the straight crack. Follow this to a small...
1 Stars
Slab 1
Start beneath the white 'boil' at 23m.1) 25m. Climb cracks then the slab past the left side of the boil to belay as for...
1 Stars
Slab 2
A great route up the blank-looking slab. A HS eliminate is possible by climbing direct over the 'boil'.1) 4a, 28m. Head...
1 Stars
S 4a
Crack 4
The wide ragged-crack gives a fine pitch.1) 30m. Follow the wide crack past a large flake to a good belay on the...
1 Stars
Chimney Crack
The wide chimney likes big boots.1) 25m. Follow the wide chimney (large gear) to a belay above the niche.2) 20m....
1 Stars
Central Slab Route
A direct line up the clean slab.1) 32m. Large holds lead to the centre of the slab. Trend left to a belay.2) 10m....
1 user comment
1 Stars
Stepped Crack Top 50
Start just right of the large gash.1) 30m. A long and delightful pitch 5m right of the arete to a belay above the...
2 user comments
2 Stars
Mossy Slab
A pleasantly mossy slab.1) 30m. Climb directly up the slab to belay by the large heather patch.2) 17m. Head up and...
1 user comment
1 Stars
  • Latest Comments

    For TRYFAN

    Super Direct
    "I must be getting old and feeble but I couldn't even get off the ground on the l..." 01/Aug

    Gashed Crag
    "good climb, but the chimney was very polished" 27/Jun top50

    Boot Crack
    "Start is a bit tricky as it tends to be greasy, but hardest move is getting into..." 25/Apr

    Stepped Crack
    "This route should be graded VD. It is a lot harder then the other Ds on the crag..." 19/Sep top50

    Munich Climb
    "Think the crux on the first pitch is 5a. The step up onto the nose felt more lik..." 06/Sep

    Pinnacle Rib Route
    "Think this route description might be wrong? Pitch 4 is a 25m ish diagonal trave..." 25/May top50

    Little Tryfan Arete
    "Absolutely, categorically, emphatically, definitely not worth 3 stars. It's plea..." 13/Apr top50

    Gashed Crag
    "Warning: this climb can be a wet, slippery line up the face when eveything else ..." 18/Mar top50

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