Cockblock*** E5 6b
[Kevin in flight from Cockblock., 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
A fiercely-technical and powerful route with hard and bold climbing protected by small gear (micro-wires handy). Start right of the right arete of Brant Direct and make thin bouldery moves to a small ledge at 3m. Move up the pillar to eventually get to a good wire. Summon up all your power and make a long reach up and right to a reasonable hold. Continue up quickly, passing a slot (small cam useful) to reach an easing at 15m before your arms give out. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, Caff's 100 Ace E5s, Caff's 100 Best E5's, Ultimate E5 ticklist.

Photo: Kevin in flight from Cockblock. © stuart100
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This climb is in 60 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/15

Nearly flashed it but slipped off! Had all the gear in situ when I did it.
Steve Crowe - Lead G/U - 10/Sep/15 with KM

3rd go?
Tom Livingstone - Lead G/U - 18/Aug/15 with Lou Titchfield

sev - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead β - 19/Sep/14

Ground up 2nd go on a mixture of jack and wills gear. No friction! Nails!
nathanlee - Lead - 30/Jun/14 with Will Sim, Jack Lawledge

G.u 3rd go today. Had fallen a few years back and then it had rained.
Ed Booth - Lead RP - 11/Apr/14 with Fennerz, Adam Booth

fennerz - 2nd β - 11/Apr/14 with Ed and Adam

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Aug/13

Dave Turnbull, BMC - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Stuart McAleese

Onsight attempt, three falls then got it ground up with Will's beta for the crux and wIth gear In place. Awesome moves.
Glyn - Lead RP - 27/Jul/12 with Will Oates

Wasn't going to get on this for ages but did after Glyn fell off so did it on his gear up to the top of the pillars. thought the description was a bit off. getting wrong handed on the pillars was a bit of a mistake, but will definitely do it again next time i go to the Grochan.
willoates - Lead β - 26/Jul/12 with Glyn

Took the lob from the crux, awesome! Then abbed down it to have a quick look at the holds. Did it next go, so easy when you know what you're doing.
Luke Brooks - Lead β - 20/Jun/12 with Hannes

Hannes B - 2nd dog - 20/Jun/12 with Luke

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - TR RP - 14/Aug/11

A brilliant sequence, with substantial gear. Intense, but not particularly hard.
Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Andy Cave

one rest, ground up... until next time
AdrianP - Lead dog - 02/Jul/11 with Olli

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11

Pippa - 2nd - 29/Apr/11 with Jon

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Apr/11

quick look at the gear
barni - Lead β - 29/Mar/11 with Liam fleming

Found it very easy
Liam FLeming - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/11 with barni

Few lobs onto the nut. Will be back. Conditions not ideal. Need to man up!
Ed Booth - Lead dnf - 20/Mar/11 with Mikey G

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Sustained-F7a+/b. Top tip...use a sport rope. Great sequence, very sport climb-y.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Pete

I got my feet above the 'the runner'. There is more gear than it looks like.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead dnf - 02/Jun/10 with Rich

Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/May/10

Found it really hard and scary to get 'the bomber runners' in. Only felt E5 6a (bar move off the deck). Hung around for ages, being intimidated by the routes reputation. What an awesome pitch, proper moves. E5.7/f7a
Alex Mason - Lead β - 28/May/10 with Laura Perry, Mikey G

Sam W - 2nd dog - 02/May/10 with Sam Ring

4 star!! Ground up 3rd try, placing gear on lead. Feels really cool to be doing proper difficult moves on trad gear, maybe F7a/+?
Mike Goldthorp - Lead RP - 12/Feb/10 with Ben Alsford

Brilliant route.
Cassidy - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/09 with Neil Busby

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - Lead rpt - Sep/08

IOAN D - Lead - 05/May/08 with Mills

lx - Lead - 28/Aug/02

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Jun/01

Hidden - 2000

Ched - TR - 1998

Fell off after making a few moves past the good nuts. A replay of an attempt a couple of years earlier!
jfletcher - Lead dog - 18/Aug/96 with John Boyle, Steve Adams

sadams - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/96 with John Boyle

Hidden - Lead dnf - 1994

Hidden - 2nd RP - 1993

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 14/May/92 with Christian

Nick Biven - 2nd - 1990 with Rich Whitwell

Chris Wright - Lead - 28/May/89

craig d - Lead O/S - 1989

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 27/Sep/87 with Murray Hamilton

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/87 with Mark Taylor (Fluff)

Hidden - 2nd - May/87

keefe - 13/Sep/86

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/86 with Mike Mortimer

DDDD - Lead O/S - 1986 with Simon Lee

mark mcgowan01 - Lead - 1986 with John Baine

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/85 with Elaine Owen

Mark Kemball - Lead dnf - 31/Jul/83

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
jamestaylor92, dswansonlow, Dan724, Dan_Carroll, richiebongo, SMc, fennerz, datoon, lukea, Ed Booth

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