Rocktype Welsh igneous
Altitude 468m a.s.l
Alone with a thousand bubbles... © Fiend
Carreg y Foel Gron and Y Garnedd lie on the Western edge of the Migneint, a huge area of blanket-bog moorland in the East of Snowdonia/Eryri. The climbing here is variable with plenty of single pitch routes over a good range of grades and a large bouldering circuit. There are plenty of quick-drying South facing routes and a handful that face North. The crag has often been used by outdoor centres for climbing and abseiling, there are stakes above many routes but they are of unknown age and should be backed up. There have been various waves of route discovery and rediscovery, this page has now been updated and some routes moved/renamed/combined since the Steep Stone digital guide has been released.
Carreg y Foel Gron PDF guide by Steep Stone, latest file can be found here: https://steepstoneclimbing.co.uk/pdf-files
Carreg y Foel Gron online bouldering guide in Cymraeg & English by Hongian: https://hongian.cymru/boldro/blaenau-ffestiniog/carreg-y-foel-gron/
The crag is located on the B4407 road between Ffestiniog & Penmachno/Ysbyty Ifan. Approaching from Ffestioniog use the parking area on the left next to Llyn Dubach. The Lower crag is obvious above the far side of the llyn and all approaches start at the miner's track on the North shore.
The Lower Crag, Central Buttress, Full Bench Cut Buttress, Joskin Buttress and bouldering can be accessed by a grassy track that leaves the miner's track to the right and heads immediatley uphill in 5-10 minutes.
Far North Buttress, Upper Crag, Miner's Buttress and Dol y Moch Buttress can all be accessed by following the miner's track around the flank of Carreg y Foel Gron to the quarry. It is also easy to traverse between Dol y Moch Buttress and the Lower Crag directly.
|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