Tryfan East 2-day backpack

Pitch at Llyn Caseg-fraithA short 2-day out-and-back solo trip approaching Tryfan from the east via Gallt yr Ogof and Y Foel Goch.

Another two days of almost unbroken sunshine and superb mountain scenery, this was an excellent chance to revisit the phenomenally popular Tryfan before the Easter hordes invaded its boulder pile – we last climbed it over seventeen years ago. Despite the weekday strategy, there were so many people congregated around its famous apex monoliths that no acceptable photos of the summit area were possible in any direction – I really don’t like humans in shot.

I also have an innate dislike of out-and-back routes but I made an exception here, partly to keep the exertion under control but mainly to give myself plenty of time for a relaxed first pitch at Llyn Caseg-fraith, a superb location.

Full report & photos

4 thoughts on “Tryfan East 2-day backpack

  1. Camped overnight at Llyn Caseg-fraith on 19 June 2014, having got the idea from your Tryfan east backpack route. A more idyllic site would be hard to find anywhere. We too were blessed with fine weather and saw a fine sunset followed the morning after by clear skies and sunshine and just right for a trip up Tryfan followed by Glyder Fach before breaking camp and heading back to Capel Curig. Thanks for the route; your website is a fantastic resource for backpackers.
    Chris Hall

  2. Hello again Chris, it’s been a while.
    It’s certainly a classic pitch in fine weather, and ascending Tryfan the next morning I imagine there were far less people than I encountered – maybe I should have done that too. Another possibility I considered was continuing over the Glyderau and Y Garn and catching the bus back to Capel.
    Thanks again and here’s to many more.

  3. Storming campsite and stunning photos. As you say, the perfect spot to admire Tryfan in peace a quiet, something the summit normally lacks although I do love it’s scrambling possibilities

  4. It has to be one of the best pitches I’ve had for general mountain scenery, I would have expected it to extremely popular with campers. Perhaps many perceive the lack of good water nearby as a disadvantage.

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