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Old 06-09-08, 10:34 AM   #1
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Favourite Escarpment Climb (ON)

Just wondering if anyone has a favorite escarpment climb in Ontario and why?

For me it's Woolverton Rd in Grimsby. I 've done it so many times biking to school, work, friends houses, and training. Then I was away for university for two years and had no hills even close to that size so, by the time I returned home I really missed it and now I love it even more...granted I go up a little slower.

So, any other recommendations?
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If I can get up early enough and leave the house at 5:30 a.m., I ride up the Kenilworth Access to the Sherman Cut, then back down to Charllton Ave., adds some hill to a fairly flat commute to work... A nice ride in the woods, nice view of the city.
Not recommended for later in the day, though....
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If I can get up early enough and leave the house at 5:30 a.m., I ride up the Kenilworth Access to the Sherman Cut, then back down to Charllton Ave., adds some hill to a fairly flat commute to work... A nice ride in the woods, nice view of the city.
Not recommended for later in the day, though....
You my friend, are crazy.

That would be a nice climb, but i just dont trust the drivers. Too bad they dont have a bike lane though.

Yeah, Wolverton is probably the hardest or McNeilly. Sydenham is a nice climb, just hard enough. I know a guy that would train with doing all the climbs out to Niagara. Very hard.
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One of these days I have to attempt an escarpment climb. What's the vertical? A friend recommended Rattlesnake Point - how does that compare?
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Is there a good place to park, and is it just the entrance to the park for the rattlesnake point climb?

Interested in trying this one out.
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I know a guy that would train with doing all the climbs out to Niagara. Very hard.
Now that sounds like a fun ride

Edit: Would it be something like this? http://preview.tinyurl.com/3pe58t (Google Map)

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My least favorite climb is Bell School Line. It starts slow and just gets steeper. I'd love to know the grade at the very end.
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I'm not sure I understand exactly where Rattlesnake Point is. Google puts it on Appleby Line south of the end of Steeles Ave. Which is the road bike climb - Appleby, where it has a kind of switchback? And is the park the place with the sort of diamond shaped road loop?
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The climb on Appleby starts just North of Derry Rd. (yes, the switchbacks on your photo). There is also a false flat leading up to Derry. Here is some video of last year's Provincial RR Championships, which featured the climb:

http://www.veloomedia.com/2007_pages...2007_road.html
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If you want a good spanking, I'd say Rattlesnake Snake Point is always willing dole out some pain.
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If you want a good spanking, I'd say Rattlesnake Snake Point is always willing dole out some pain.
Thanks for the recommendations guys! I was biking out to Fergus this weekend anyways so I'm going to modify my route a little bit(+8km) so I can try out the Rattle Snake Point climb.
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Not done it too many times, and Hwy 5/Dundas doesn't really count... 50 Rd upto Ridge Road turning into 11th Rd E is a short climb, but hella steep - good for a nice calf burn. At the bottom of this hill you can find some lovely cherry and pear trees, depending on the time of year.
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The climb on Appleby starts just North of Derry Rd. (yes, the switchbacks on your photo). There is also a false flat leading up to Derry. Here is some video of last year's Provincial RR Championships, which featured the climb:

http://www.veloomedia.com/2007_pages...2007_road.html
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