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Backside of Hamilton is shorter but steeper, for the most part, than Diablo, excluding the last pitch to the top on the Devil. It can't hold a candle to Ventoux or several other TDF climbs.
A lot of what makes a climb tougher/easier and factors into the rating is the lead up to the climb BTW. There's some fairly light climbing coming to the base of Hamilton, but nothing debilitating.
It'll drop a lot of the workers and early season lack-of-form folks out though.