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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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    Quote Originally Posted by pinerider View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by normalnorm View Post
    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)
    Last edited by chris_aug18; 06-13-08 at 11:57 AM.

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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.
    Zero gallons to the mile

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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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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Kangaroo View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzthebee View Post
    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
    thanks

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