Carreg y Foel Gron

Climbs 27 – 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.

Access 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 9
5cracked SlabVD 35
6Tiger FeetVS 4b 15
7Elephants CrawlVD 28
8Moon RockE1 5a 1
9InspirationVD *5
10BedrockE1 5b 1
11InterventionE2 5a 1
12Chimney SweepVD 7
13Crads WallE3 6a 4
14IndecsionVS 4
15Interesting DrugHVS 5a 1
16Unknown ClimbHS 4b *1
17Sickle CellE5 6b ** 
 THE MINER'S BUTTRESS  
19The CrackE5 6a *1
20Toxic HasteE5 6a ** 
21Quiet IntroductionsVS 4b 4
22Slab DirectE1 5b 3
23Half Height FrightVS 4c  
24The Shark's FinHS 4b ***4
25Dead Tree AreteHVS 4c * 
26Sweet Summer EveningE4 6b 4
27Too Many ChildrenVS 4c 3
28Not Enough BabesE1 5c 2
29The 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
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