Saturday, 1 July 2000

Tryfan


The monumental outlines of Tryfan
Height: 915m (3,010ft)
Prominence: 191m (627ft)
Region: Snowdonia - Glyderau
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Marilyn, Welsh 3000
Summit feature: Pair of large stones
Times climbed: 2
Related trip report: 
Tryfan & The Glyders via Bristly Ridge - 24/09/2016
Tryfan & The Glyders - 23/05/2016
Adam and Eve mark the summit
Tryfan (Tri-van - Three Tops) is one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. It is one of the very few mountains in Great Britain, apart from the Cuillin of Skye, to require the use of hands (as well as feet) on the ascent.

The summit of Tryfan is famous for the twin monoliths of Adam and Eve, a pair of rocks some three metres high and separated by 1.2 metres. The rocks are visible from the Ogwen valley, from where they resemble two human figures.

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