The route moves South East from the car park until the ridge can be gained properly. It then offers entertaining scrambling of any grade up and over the summit of Tryfan. The descent route on the map is fairly straight forward, taking the path to Llyn Bochlwyd, then keeping right at the fork. An optional extension of Bristly Ridge can be included to add extra scrambling, gained via Sinister Gully.
From the car park at the edge of the A5, your view of Tryfan will be dominated by the Milestone Buttress. The route follows the stone wall on the left hand side up to the base of the buttress, and then trends left up the boulder field for roughly 100m, where you can then turn right and begin scrambling.
You can really take any route you like as you go up the ridge, just be wary not to stray too far left or right as you can end up in steeper gullys.
The key sections of the route are the Cannon Stone (SH665598) which marks the start of the ridge proper and a classic photo opportunity, the Notch which is a slight down climb into a gap, the North Tower which can be taken head on for a higher grade of scramble, and the stone jump between Adam and Eve.
Jumping the Adam and Eve Stones to gain the "Freedom of Tryfan"
Descent can be made via Bwlch Tryfan, following the path down to Llyn Bochlywd, then follow the boggy line down towards the car park, which turns into a more defined route about half way down.
Recommended Guidebook & Map
The best guidebook for this route is the excellent Scrambles in Snowdonia Cicerone book by Steve Ashton, available on Amazon in paperback or ebook here.
The best map for this scrambling route is the OL17 Ordnance Survey Map – Snowdon / YR WYDDFA, which is available on Amazon here.
Recommended Scrambling Guide: (coming soon)
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