Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 12:12 PM
This climb runs parallel with the River Ryburn before featuring a steep surprise near the end. The first part of the climb is easy and the gradient kicks up after the hairpin bend onto a rutted trail before entering a super steep rock garden. If you clear this in the dry be proud of your achievement, and in the wet it is best considered as almost impossible. The profile covers 0.8miles with the first 0.6miles being easy and the last 0.2 being extremely hard. With an average gradient of 5.3% and a maximum gradient of 12.5% this climb receives a hard (red) status.
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: 1.28 km