Carreg y Foel Gron

Climbs 28 – Rocktype Welsh igneous – Altitude 430m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Sketchy guidebook descriptions but it is in there.

The main crag is visible from the road with the slabs of 'tiger feet' and 'elephant crawl' on the left, a central massive detached pinnacle with the climactic route 'inspiration' and then the overhanging arete of 'sickle cell' detached off to the right.

Follow the miner's track around the left side of the crag and a second crag comes into view, overhanging wildly on the left before breaking up into a series of aretes and corners. The routes here are generally excellent although are a fair bit dirtier than the main crag as they receive a lot less traffic.

Approach notes
There is a reasonable sized car park just off the road and from here there is a well worn, if a bit muddy, footpath and also the start of the miner's track. Spoilt for choice. The crag is on access land.

Guidebooks
Meirionnydd (2002)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 MAIN CRAG  
2GrooveM 3
3Top crackD 5
4Cracked Slab left handVD 14
5cracked SlabVD 42
6Tiger FeetVS 4b 19
7Elephants CrawlVD 34
8Moon RockE1 5a 2
9InspirationVD *5
10BedrockE1 5b 1
11InterventionE2 5a 1
12Chimney SweepVD 10
13Crads WallE3 6a 4
14IndecsionVS 4
15Interesting DrugHVS 5a 2
16Unknown ClimbHS 4b *1
17Rock for BrainsE2 5c *1
18Sickle CellE5 6b ** 
 THE MINER'S BUTTRESS  
20The CrackE5 6a *1
21Toxic HasteE5 6a ** 
22Quiet IntroductionsVS 4b 4
23Slab DirectE1 5b 3
24Half Height FrightVS 4c  
25The Shark's FinHS 4b ***5
26Dead Tree AreteHVS 4c *1
27Sweet Summer EveningE4 6b 4
28Too Many ChildrenVS 4c 5
29Not Enough BabesE1 5c 3
30The RamblerD 1
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This is a good little crag. The friction is superb. check out midwales climbing for a update on some new routes
SGD - 07/Jun/10