Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 14:43 PM
This climb offers 2.6 miles of uphill terrain from Littleborough to Blackstone Edge. This one covers the first mile over a comfortable gradient before ramping up after the Moorcock Inn to the summit just after the White House providing a pub to pub challenge. The weather on this climb can be mixed and it’s not uncommon to be blasted by the wind and then totally sheltered as the climb hugs the hillside. With an average gradient of 5.5% and a maximum of 11.1% this is not an easy climb. Climb status hard (Red) and (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: 4.2 km