The best section of downhill mountain running in all Snowdonia National Park.

Nearly 2,000ft of descent in just 0.63 miles of trail.

10 to 20 minutes of all consuming boulders and scree bliss.

Distance 0.63 miles

Time 10 to 20 minutes

Total Descent 1,939ft

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Summits Tryfan (917.5m)

Views Ogwen Valley, the Glyderau, the Carneddau, Llyn Boclwyd, Llyn Idwal, Llyn Ogwen.


Full Run Through Video of the entire route



Tryfan West Face Descent 3D Map



1. Having reached the summit by one route or another, this West Face Descent begins at the Adam & Eve stones and drops down a long section of steep boulders.


2. As the boulders finish the route heads sharp right, keeping the various rock climbing routes closely on the right. After a slightly grassier section there’s a tight V section scree gulley that’s incredible fun.


3. The route opens out into a wide scree section with a choice of “paths” through, eventually reaching another scree gulley, although this one is less steep than the previous.


4. A long open section finishes the route, with a blend of grass and fern trails to stretch out the legs, ended when the hands touch the Llyn Ogwen stile.


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