Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 11:43 AM
Upper Saltonstall – Luddenden Dean
A short 0.2 mile climb that is super steep with an average gradient of 11.9% and a maximum gradient of 14%. This climb is a mixed bag of tricks with water pipe to negotiate early in the climb on a heavily eroded surface. As you make your way around the bends the surface becomes loose and traction can be an issue. There are no points to rest in this climb as the trail provides a consistent challenge. Climb status very hard (Black).
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: 0.32 km