The past couple of times I’ve been up to Wales I’ve been up the Glyders from the east and watched jealously as others picked their way up and around the pinnacled profile of Bristly Ridge. Inspired by a wee bit of scrambling on Pen y Ole Wen on my last trip – which wasn’t helped by a heavy wild-camp pack on my back – we’ve decided to pop up this weekend for a bit of unencumbered hands-on scrambling.
No wild-camp this time, we’ll probably camp at Gwern Gof Uchaf campsite, within easy reach of the base of Tryfan. Up the north ridge of Tryfan and then up Bristly Ridge is the plan, with return via Y Gribin. Now then, boots or trail shoes….?!?
Bristly Ridge in Profile. Photo Copyright of trelewis
Tryfan in profile
UPDATE: Bloody English (well, Welsh really..) weather! MWIS forecast shows the weekend Snowdonia weather to be thunderstorms and torrential rain! Probably not the best weather to be scrambling and camping!! We’re going to re-schedule for 2 weeks time.