|Looking down Amphitheatre Buttress|
There were still snowfields reaching down 200mtrs from its northeast face. A gentle 300mtr descent past the top of the atmospheric cliffs of Amphitheatre Buttress saw the ridge narrow and a sharp pull soon saw me up to Pyn Tr Hegli Du. This little top was a good spot for lunch and provided great views into Cwm Eigiau with its mining ruins and scars. A gambol eastwards over springy ground and I soon reached the final top of the day Pen Llithrig Y Wrach. The descent from this south towards Capel Curig afforded lovely views over the Llyn Cowlyd reservoir. Five kilometers of easy ground saw me back in Capel Curig. The thumb worked its magic yet again and I was quickly back in Betws y Coed.
|Tryfan east face|
Tuesday April 27th;
On day four the weather once again was very promising. Yet again the bus saw me start again from Llyn Ogwen. This time the plan was to scramble up the gully to the left[east] of the Idwal Slabs and up the seniors ridge to the summit of Glyder Fawr. This was a lovely easy outing with just enough to keep one interested but never difficult. Upon reaching the top an initially steep descent down the eastern ridge of the Nameless Cwm soon saw me at Llyn Bochlwyd and looking at the southwest face of Tryfan. I headed for some slabby looking rock which started at around 750mtrs. this line provided some fabulous scrambling which continued nearly all the way to the summit. A quick bite to eat and I made my way across to Bristly Ridge. This gave lovely scrambling all the way to the summit of Glyder Fach.I then reversed the ridge of Sundays walk, this time in glorious sunshine to reach yet again Capel Curig. A bus back to the campsite and a very leisurely packing and I made my way to the train station. The journey home though long way uneventful. All in all a most satisfactory climbing packed four days. I will be back.