Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 14:29 PM
A second instalment of climbs in the area of Hardcastle Crags this route follows the same farm track as the Hardcastle Crags – Hebden Dale climb to a point. Climbing parallel to Crimsworth Dean before turning left up a steep track to Shackleton. In good conditions many riders will clear the climb, however the final section in the wet and the heart of winter will see even the strongest mountain bikers struggle. The climb covers 1.6 miles with an average gradient of 6.1% and a maximum of 11.7% giving this climb a hard (red) and (Cat 4) 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: 2.57 km