So on Sunday I finally got back out to the Santa Monicas for some more riding and to conquer a few climbs I had not done before. In the spirit of not taking things easy, I chose Tuna Canyon, Fernwood and Corral Canyon for my climbs. These are some of the steepest climbs around.
My Ride Report is here.
Steepest 1.5 miles averages 12.4% for 970 feet of elevation gain.
Fernwood - Grand View Ascent:
Averages 10.2% for 1.08 miles (and 581 feet of elevation gain) but contains two separate tenth of a mile super-steep sections that average 20-30% (only a guess, but having ridden a lot, I can vouch that they are over 20%).
11.8% for 1.19 miles (741 feet elevation gain). First part is easier - meaning the second part averages over 11.8%
Fun climbing! Some pictures:
Fernwood - Grand View Climb (really, really steep):
Fog creeping over the mountains from Malibu Canyon Rd/Piuma Rd: