Name:Tryfan Far South Peak
Hill number:5625
Height:830.8m / 2726ft
Parent (Ma):1977  Tryfan
SMC/RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Glyders
Topographical area:WN03 Glyder-tryfan
Grid ref:SH 66329 59116
Summit feature:rock tor
Col:817.7m  SH 66317 59160  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Observations:this is S summit; N summit 30m N is 0.012m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Tryfan Far South Peak (Final).doc
Comments:Surveyed for potential addition to the Nuttalls
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Whilst descending from the main summit. Continued to Bwlch Tryfan and then back to the A5.ByPathsLessTravelled12/06/2024
Far south, South, Main, North, descended W gully route. May have been up all of these before, have now. Early morning 2h circuitRHW21/04/2024
Capel Curig, cefn capel, gallt yr ogof, y foel goch, tryfan. Circle back on ogwen track.Yr Eryr Aur30/03/2024
Parked below Tryfan N ridge. Up to Bwlch Tryfan, then enjoyably up the South ridge. Visited both tops. Returned via Heather Terrace.PGCE26/01/2024
Day one of Dragons Back Raceemily04/09/2023
With Gary; 1. Tryfan 2. Glyder Fachpaulh7901/04/2023
From Ogwen Valley. Tryfan via the south ridge and Tryfan Far South peak.alunrees4011/02/2023
After the summit of Tryfan, still cloudy & wet, but with some views.DanMaisieBex25/10/2022
From Llyn Ogwen via Tryfan's Heather Terrace. Steady climb. More rocks than heather. No real scrambling required. KeithByTheC10/08/2022
Tryfan north to south - scorching weather and good grippy rockBarns15010/07/2022
From layby on A5. Tryfan North face, Tryfan far South peak, Y Foel Goch and Gallt Yr Ogof. returned via the slate trail from Capel Curig.alunrees3904/06/2022
Short diversion from Tryfan on the way to Glyder Fach. With M and X.Herbert Anchovy31/07/2021
From Road parking East of Llyn Ogwen. Up onto Heather Terrace and on to South ridge for ascent to summit of Tryfan. Poor visibility, completely obscured on summit with rain. Slippery up and down. Visited Far South Peak then descended to Llyn Bochlwyd then down to road.Argentum6609/07/2021
Ascent via North Ridge from A5 at SH 6633 6028,to Tryfan, onto Tryfan Far South Peak then up to Glyder Fach via scree at side of Bristly Ridge, on to Castell Y Gwynt. (Well worth the scramble - this peak is deceptive when approaching from this direction and only looks like a small pile of jagged rock but opens out into the most spectacular climb once you're on it - on to Glyder Fawr and descent via Devil's kitchen and Llyn Idwal. A great, tough day, especially in the heat but a lot of great scrambling.lindslow13/06/2021
From layby on the A5. Tryfan, Tryfan far South peak, Glyder Fach, Castell Y Gwynt, Glyder Fawr and Y Garn. Absolutely amazing day!WelshMountainGoat3830/03/2021
Parked on the A5 just west of Tryfan and went as straight up as I could find a path. This created some difficulties as it was raining with patchy low cloud and some of the stones were slippery. I therefore tried a different way down which also failed and I ended up with a difficult, steep, pathless route for much of the way. It took me three hours to walk three miles.clivevilla22/10/2020
From the A5. Bochlwyd horseshoe taking in Tryfan, far south peak, Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fach, Castell Y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr before descending via Y Gribin. Great day in great conditions.alunrees3712/07/2020
Went up North face of Tryfan, in clear, icy conditions. Took us the whole day however great views! Staying in a b&b in Capel Curing.Joel45129/11/2019
Night hike and scramble up Tryfan on Friday 13thSockpan13/09/2019
Via north ridge.philroyle14/07/2019
DB Race day 1milejunkie20/05/2019
passed over on route from Tryffan to Glydersrossdrummond18/05/2019
After work walk up the North ridge, down the South ridge and back via Llyn Bochlwyd.Claireb 14/05/2019
With Minnie from Ogwen Cott, to Llyn bochlwyd to Bwlch Tryfan then Far South peak-missed on previous ascent of North Ridge, onto top-no leap of faith. excellent weather/views, back down same way-ish except South peak.apricorum15/10/2018
Scrambling Course-climbed via Little and North GulliesPaul_142_uk10/07/2018
While doing Welsh 3000s week.PeakyPete24/06/2018
WELSH 3000's Started 03:30 in the Pen-y-Pass CP with GAVIN SIMPSON and DAVE FOWLER > Craig Fach > Crib Goch (3028) > Crib y Ddysgl (3495) > Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa (3560) > (Nant Peris) > Elidir Fawr (3031) > Y Garn (3107) > Glyder Fawr (3284) > Castell y Gwynt (3189) > Glyder Fach (3262) > Tryfan Far South Peak > Tryfan (3010) > (Llyn Ogwen) > Pen yr Ole Wen (3209) > Carnedd Dafydd (3425) > Carnedd Llewelyn (3491) > Yr Elen (3156) > Foel Grach (3200) > Garnedd Uchaf [Carnedd Gwenllian] (3035) > Foel-fras (3097) > finished 22:30 SH73164 66324 29 miles - 14300 ft ascent (19 hours)Mark A Hartry02/06/2018
LUUHC Mostly clear skies, cloud hugging summits. Light rainCallumS18/11/2017
Llyn Ogwen - Tryfan via the North Ridge - South summit - Glyder Fach - Castell y Gwent - Glyder Fawr - Llyn Idwal - Llyn OgwenMountainTerrier02/09/2017
tryfan, tryfan far south peak,glder fach, casteill y gwynt, glder fawr, y garn, foel goch, elidir fawr, mynydd perfedd, carnedd y filiast, carnedd north top, from pont pen y benglog.robertphillips06/08/2017
Traverse of the Glyderau with some randomers that I bumped intosturuss16/07/2017
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran, Dave Topliss, Paul ???, Sue Woodhouse, Peter Smylie, Layna Mcmoran. (Parking/start point) Roadside Llyn Ogwen - Tryfan North Ridge - Tryfan - Tryfan South Summit - Bristly Ridge - Glyder Fach - Castell y Gwynt - Glyder Fawr - Llyn Cwn - Devil's Staircase - Lyn Idwal - Ogwen Cottage.redbob20/06/2017
From the middle car park on Llyn Ogwen via the North Ridge, including some nervy moments getting from the chockstone onto the rock bridge leading to the North Summit, and across the North, Main, South and Far South summits of Tryfan, descending by Llyn Bochlwyd. Eventually contrived to get my head above the top of Adam.Nick Down107/06/2017
Circular from Ogwen. Tryfan, Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Y Garn.Dan Baddeley07/05/2017
Tryfan, Tryfan south peak, Glyder Fach, Castell Y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr. From the A5Alunrees3305/04/2017
Bochlywd horseshoeemily10/12/2016
With kids - great scramble, perfect weathernix_snilloc21/10/2016
Tryfan from Ogwen via north face and descending via Far South Peak.knarf26/06/2016
(Walkers with)Torun Mcmoran, Gary Dean (Parking/Start point) A5 roadside Llyn Ogwen - Tryfan North Ridge - Tryfan - Tryfan (far south peak) - Glyder Fach - Glyder Fawr - Y Gribin Ridge - Llyn Ogwen.redbob18/06/2016
Welsh 3000s tripaucuparia15/06/2016
Tryfan north ridge, far south peak, BR, Glyder fach, Castell y Gwynt, Glyder Fawr, Y Garn, Foel Goch southe top, Foel Goch back to Ogwenunderhill05/06/2016
A day on Tryfan with Dave (assisted in parts by Luke). Parked on the A5 near Milestone Buttress. Dull cool day, summits intermittently in cloud. Followed North Ridge to summit of Tryfan. Avoided Bristly for easier route to Glyder Fach. Then to Glyder Fawr before descending via Devil's Kitchen and Llyn Idwal.Skip23/05/2016
After Tryfanlerritt24/10/2015
also... 09/08/2011julianbarclay23/08/2015
With HilaryAimless Rambler30/07/2015
Welsh 3000sspare.tyres04/07/2015
Dragon's Back day 1Jim T22/06/2015