Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 10:26 AM
A fantastic climb from Cragg Vale village to Withens Gate that features a half and half road/off road terrain. The off road part of the climb is well surfaced but prone to large standing water at the reservoir and provides a good route to ride all year round. With an average gradient of 5.2% and a max of 10.6% this climb is hard (RED) largely due to its length at 2 miles and not the difficulty of the terrain. (Cat 3).
Hard – Red
Hard climbs will feature a constant level of difficulty or feature a technically difficult section. Climbs of this nature are likely to feature terrain with a gradient between 5 and 10%.This type of climb will really challenge new cyclists and require regular cyclists to increase their efforts to successfully complete this type of climb. The majority of the climbs in the Calderdale area are hard – Red.
Distance: 3.2 km