Ascent of Tryfan on 2014-08-30
|Others in Party:||Jeremy Schmid|
|Date:||Saturday, August 30, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Elevation:||1903 ft / 580 m|
Ascent Trip ReportJeremy and I drove around to the Tryfan (pronounced TRIFF-in) TH off the A5 highway, and sat in the car when we got there, because it was raining quite a bit, arriving at 2:45. At 3:30 we made the call to give it a go... walk out and see how far we get (knowing there was a very low chance we were going to make it to the top). We got various estimates on the summit time from various hikers (3.5 hours, 2 hours, 1.5 hours...), so, remaining skeptical we continued on. Right away we realized there was going to be no chance. The rocks were so slick, that it made the easy part of the hike dangerous. We called it off early, and head down to the car. This would be one to come back and complete at another time. It seems like an amazing mountain to climb - very rocky and a total scramble the whole way up.
From here, Jeremy and I drove up to Holyhead, checked out the South Stack lighthouse, which was by far the most rewarding part of the day. Absolutely picturesque. We witnessed a couple rock climbers scaling what had to be a 200-foot cliff, with jagged rocks and ocean water below... totally impressive. Made us feel inadequate.
The lesson learned on this hike is that even though you know you'll be turning around at some point, the climbing experience gained is still invaluable.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1903 ft / 580 m|
| Route Conditions:||Scramble|
| Gain on way in:||1903 ft / 580 m|
| Start Trailhead:||0 ft / 0 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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