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Cock Mountain Mountain Sliabh an Choiligh A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh an Choiligh [PNNI], 'mountain of the cock') Down County, in Arderin List, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 504m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J25357 26841
Place visited by 301 members. Recently by: Andy1287, Grumbler, abcd, eoghancarton, leonardt, briankelly, mountainmike, Lauranna, arderincorbett, ilenia, seamaspeineas, feargalf, GoldCircle, Teresa-ms, marcellawalking
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Longitude: -6.081033, Latitude: 54.175268 , Easting: 325357, Northing: 326841 Prominence: 130m,  Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 725278 826846,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cck504, 10 char: CckMntn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

There is a veritable aviary hereabouts: Cock Mountain has neighbours named Hen Mountain, Eagle Mountain and Pigeon Rock Mountain.   Cock Mountain is the 557th highest place in Ireland.

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Colin Murphy on Cock Mountain, 2008
by Colin Murphy  28 Jan 2008
Agree with comments regarding Hen Mountain - definitely worth a stop on the way to Cock Mountain, with three interesting tors, be warned though they are steep-sided and in windy/misty/icy weather could be dangerous. Cock Mountain itself is also worth a trip giving great views over the Spelga Resevoir. There are two Cairns and the OS Map seems to indicate the more northerly is the higher at 505m. From the car park on Sandbank Road to the west the southerly one seems clearly higher and my GPS agreed with this, giving it a height of 505 and the northerly one 500! Anyone know which is the higher? Just to be sure you've reached the top, I suggest you visit both of them! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/447/comment/2951/
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Picture: Me on the summit of Cock Mountain
paulocon on Cock Mountain, 2009
by paulocon  23 Jul 2009
Approached Cock Mountain from Slievnamiskan from where it's a fairly handy climb up to the twin-peaked top with both peaks bearing a cairn. The Northern peak would appear to be the highest. Cock Mountain offers great views of Spelga Dam as well as the surrounding peaks. Some nice soul had gone to the bother of carrying a full tin of beans up to the summit but was obviously not able to carry the empty tin back down so we done our good deed for the day. What kind of person will put in the time and effort to enjoy these places yet won't leave them as they left them.. After a couple of photos, we made our way in the general direction of Pigeon Rock mountain. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/447/comment/3949/
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Picture: Taken on route to Pigeon - southern cairn higher?
 
Hen as mighty as Cock?
by darrenf  22 Sep 2010
I can't face up to the truth, it pains me too much!! I dare not say it out loud but I think I have fallen in love with the Mournes. Being a Dublin man it should come as no surprise that I have spent most weekends, for as long as I can remember anyway, on the Wicklow hills. Similar to a young fella who always ends up in the same bar on a Saturday night the Wicklow hills are my local, and no matter what always will be. However in recent months I have found myself in the Mournes, and on more than a few occassions have stayed the weekend. The Mournes themselves have a lot of charm and interest with numerous dramatic peaks, rocky tors and of course the infamous mourne wall. Indeed the whole area has plenty to offer - great facilities for walkers, plenty of decent accomodation, quaint villages, forest parks, the sea and of the course the mountains!

On my last venture north weecided on a less taxing walk and headed for the well documented route of Hen, Cock and Pigeon. We parked at the sandbank road carpark J233 278 A. Just after 10am the carpark was already full and we parked sensibly along the road. Across the road from the carpark, to the left hand side of the house, a gravel track heads into the hills. This track is clearly marked on sheet 29 and before long one comes to a gate. We passed throught the gate with the tors of Hen Mountain tempting us the whole time. We took a direct route from this gate up to Hen, where there were many rock climbers and scramblers plying their trade.

After a qucik browse around the tors we headed directly for Cock Mountain. There a number of small trails/sheep trails which can be picked up to take you across to the foot of Cock. The pull up Cock is short lived and you are rewarded with views across to Spelga Dam and beyond. There are two small cairns atop Cock and I, along with other posts on the website,wondered which was the highest. I have to agree with Colin Murphy on this as my GPS puts the southern cairn slightly higher - you can never judge from photos but the one below also makes a case for it. From Cock we headed for Pigeon Rock, refer to same for rest of route Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/447/comment/6101/
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Picture: Cock Mtn summit
MadFrankie on Cock Mountain, 2005
by MadFrankie  30 Mar 2005
Cock mountain suffers by comparison with it's near diminutive neighbour, Hen Mountain, but I found it a fair old slog up the northern slope. Unfitness cruelly exposed by this relatively small hill, and I was in a lather by the time I got to it's twin summits. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/447/comment/1609/
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Picture: Cock Mtn viewed from the southwest.
 
csd on Cock Mountain, 2006
by csd  2 Apr 2006
Access note for Co ck Mountain: the surrounding lands are part of an estate that bans dogs from their lands, whether on a leash or not. There are signs to this effect on the track leading from the car park tha Simon mentions. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/447/comment/2248/
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Colin Murphy on Cock Mountain, 2008
by Colin Murphy  28 Jan 2008
View From Southerly Cairn on Cock Mountain towards Hen Mt. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/447/comment/2952/
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