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Crownview Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Old 12-28-21, 06:33 PM
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Crownview Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Recently discovered this road climbing hill that is relentlessly long and steep. At 4,750 feet, it's 10-15 times longer than an average city block! The slope grade hits 20% in spots and elsewhere from about 15-17%. It begins at the corner or Palos Verdes Drive East and Crownview drive, and just goes up, up, up and up, and dead-ends after close to 1 mile. I climbed it on my 700c unicycle with 150mm cranks and it was lung buster! Since it's a fixed wheel, that .9 miles requires 627 contiunous revolutions. By comparison, Via La Cuesta, another popular steep climb is only 1,740 feet long, (almost 3,000 feet shorter!) taking only 227 revs on the same uni. Highly recommended if you like an extra tough challenge!

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Originally Posted by UniGeezer View Post
Recently discovered this road climbing hill that is relentlessly long and steep. At 4,750 feet, it's 10-15 times longer than an average city block! The slope grade hits 20% in spots and elsewhere from about 15-17%. It begins at the corner or Palos Verdes Drive East and Crownview drive, and just goes up, up, up and up, and dead-ends after close to 1 mile. I climbed it on my 700c unicycle with 150mm cranks and it was lung buster! Since it's a fixed wheel, that .9 miles requires 627 contiunous revolutions. By comparison, Via La Cuesta, another popular steep climb is only 1,740 feet long, (almost 3,000 feet shorter!) taking only 227 revs on the same uni. Highly recommended if you like an extra tough challenge!
You gotta to post this in the Southern California subforum.
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view heading up is generally meh…view heading down tho…



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