The Carrock

Carrock was a stony eyot in the upper reaches of the River Anduin, to the north of the Old Ford a few miles west of Beorn's farmstead.

The stairs had been built by Beorn who sometimes would be seen climbing to the top in the form of a bear to look at the Moon or the Misty Mountains.


During their journey to the Lonely Mountain, Thorin and Company were housed there overnight by the Eagles before they went to see Beorn.[1]

Gandalf states that the steps from the base of the rock to the flat top were made by Beorn and that "Carrock" is Beorn's name for it.[2]


This is somewhat of a linguistical joke on Tolkien's part; in Anglo-Saxon carr means "rock" and in Welsh, carreg also means "rock, stone".[citation needed]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ጫርሮችክ
Arabic چارروچك ?
Armenian Ծառոծկ
Bengali চার্রচ্ক
Bulgarian Царроцк
Czech Skalbal
Dari چارروچک
French Carrock
Georgian ქარაფი
German Carrock
Greek Καρροκκ
Gujarati ચર્રોચ્ક
Hindi चर्रोच्क
Italian Carroccia
Kazakh Царроцк
Korean 케럭
Kurdish چاڕۆچک
Kyrgyz Царроцк
Macedonian Царроцк
Marathi चर्रोच्क
Mongolian Царроцк
Norwegian Karokken
Nepali चर्रोच्क
Pashto چاړوچک
Persian چارروچک
Portuguese (Brazil) Carrocha (The Hobbit translation)
Carrock (posthumous works translations)
Portuguese (Portugal) Carrock
Sanskrit चर्रोच्क्
Serbian Царроцк (Cyrillic) Carrock (Latinised)
Sinhala චර්‍රොච්ක්
Spanish (Spain and Latin America) Carroca
Tajik Чаррочк
Tamil சறொச்க்
Telugu చర్రొచ్క
Tibetan ཅརྲོཅྐ
Tigrinya ጫርሮችክ
Turkish Vagonkaya
Ukrainian Царроцк
Urdu چاڑوچک
Uyghur چارروچك
Uzbek Чаррочк (Cyrillic) Charrochk (Latinised)



  1. The Hobbit, Chapter VI: "Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire"
  2. The Hobbit, Chapter VII: "Queer Lodgings"