Saturday, 1 July 2000

Rhinog Fawr

Rhinog Fawr seen from Cwmhosan
Height: 720m (2,362ft)
Prominence: 363m (1,191ft)
Region: Snowdonia - The Rhinogydd
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Marilyn
Summit feature: Trig pillar and windshelter
Times climbed: 1
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A trig pillar marks the summit
Rhinog Fawr (Rhee-nog Vower - Big Threshold) is the third highest summit of the Rhinogydd, losing out to Y Llethr and Diffwys respectively.

In common with most of the range, the terrain is characterised by hard sedimentary rock covered with heather, making progress on foot difficult. At 510m, nestled in crags, lies Llyn Du, a small tarn beneath the summit. The ascent is most easily made from the north-east or north-west, via the Roman Steps pass.