Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 11:36 AM
A real mix of terrain from tarmac, fire road, a stream crossing and a super technical short challenge near the top. The climb has a 6% average gradient and becomes more difficult on the steeper sections with a 12.2% maximum gradient. The technical section of this climb is tough and luck and power are both needed. On the plus side it’s only a short walk for the many that will not clear this section. Climb status very hard (BLACK) because of the technical elements not the difficulty of the climb.
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: 0.96 km