North Ridge of Tryfan scrambling day in Snowdonia

The North Ridge of Tryfan is an exciting and classic scramble route in Snowdonia, the top scrambling destination in the UK. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Ogwen Valley on this 1-day trip, with MIC Mountaineering Instructor Richard.




Trip Duration

1 day

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified



    The North Ridge of Tryfan is one of the most exciting scrambling routes in Snowdonia, and justifiably so! This straight route to the summit of Tryfan offers spectacular views of the Ogwen Valley and surrounding peaks, and some excellent scrambling!

    Snowdonia, in North Wales, is the place to go if you are looking for the best scrambling and climbing routes in the UK. It offers infinite possibilites for everyone, with its mountains, challenging terrain and breathtaking views.

    And although the North Ridge of Tryfan is broad, this Grade 1 scramble is always varied. We find from easy hiking to short steep pitches with lots of handholds.

    Scrambling is in between hiking and climbing, so during this day, you will need to use hands and feet and also a good head for heights! Although  the North Ridge of Tryfan isn’t as thrilling as Crib Goch.

    The ridge follows a clear line directly to the top of Tryfan. We will enjoy the stunning views and stop for a photo at the Cannon Stone. Also, if you dare, you can take the leap across Adam and Eve, the twin monoliths!

    So if you want to join me on this exciting scrambling day, just send me a request and book your trip! I will be happy to take you up along the North Ridge of Tryfan.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    200 GBP

    Group of 2
    100 GBP

    Group of 3
    67 GBP

    Group of 4
    50 GBP

    Group of 5
    40 GBP


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    More info

    Don't forget to bring walking footwear, waterproof jacket and trousers, warm layer, hat, gloves, food and drink.


    About the Guide


    I hold a Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (MIC). I am fully qualified to guide and instruct all aspects of mountaineering and climbing in the UK throughout the year. Also, I am a full member of the Mountain Training Association (MTA) and the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI).

    I love climbing and this passion has taken me all over the world, even to the summit of Mount Everest. I have also climbed in the Andes, as well as in the Alps, Norway and Canada. I reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 2001, as a member of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service Everest North Ridge expedition.

    I first started mountaineering in Scotland with the RAF Mountain Rescue Service, over 20 years ago. Since then, I haven't stopped climbing and exploring new mountains in the UK and abroad. I have been a RAF Mountain Rescue Team Leader and also the Chief Instructor for 5 years. I have also climbed all the Munros, the Scottish peaks above 3000 feet.

    I love climbing around North Wales and the rest of the UK. We have so many amazing climbing and scrambling spots to discover in this area! I enjoy taking my clients there for rock climbing, scrambling and mountain skills courses or for a guided day out.

    We can set up a program according to your level and wishes. Contact me and we can start planning your next mountain adventure right away!



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    What People are Saying

    • 6 reviews


    What a top day on The North Ridge of Tryfan. Could not have done it without fabulous guiding from Richard (Rusty) Bale. Highly recommend this scrambling day.
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    Brian Dune
    An excellent day. Well planned, great guidance and tuition for my two children and very patient with them giving good advice and encouragement to get them to the top. Thoroughly recommend Richard and his team.
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    Daniel Mackernan
    Rusty certainly knows his stuff.
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    Neil Williams
    Top Day very knowledgeable guide, will be using again
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    mark Godden

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