History EditDuring their journey to the Lonely Mountain (Erebor), Thorin and Company were housed there overnight by the Eagles before they went to see Beorn.
In Chapter 7 of The Hobbit, 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. This is somewhat of a linguistical joke on Tolkien's part, since car in Anglo-Saxon means "rock". It could also be related to the Welsh carreg, meaning "stone."
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- Geiriadur Welsh-English On-line Dictionary: http://www.geiriadur.net/index.php?page=ateb&term=carreg&direction=we&type=all&whichpart=exact