Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 11:02 AM
A local byway direct from Mytholmroyd to the tops, this climb is super tough and if you make it to the top without stopping or putting your foot down you have earned the right to brag. This climb offers both a mix of extreme gradient of 17.4% maximum and technical sections that require pure power and a bit of luck. If it is wet the chances of clearing the middle section are slim and the top section of the climb has running water the majority of the year. Climb status very hard (BLACK) and (Cat 4).
Very Hard – Black
Very Hard climbs will always feature a very steep gradient between 10 and 15% or feature technical terrain that requires a high level of skill to negotiate. This type of climb is a real challenge for anyone and a number of elements come into play on this type of climb. Having a bike that suits you with a good range of gears, health and general cycling fitness are all important to successfully complete a very hard – black climb.
Distance: 1.2 km