Mennock Pass

  • Location: Mennock north east to Wanlockhead
  • Other names: B797
  • Distance: 6.9 miles
  • Average gradient: 3 %
  • Maximum gradient: 13%
  • Height gain: 324 m
  • KOM time: 21.14 – 19.7mph
  • 100 climbs: #63
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A long steady climb in Scotland. This goes up hill for 7 miles. THe first half is really quite gentle, like the approach up a valley to a mountain climb. After 3 miles, the gentle gradient of 2-3% kicks up to 12% – breaking the rhythm from the gentle approach. There are then two false flats, which reduce the average gradient and make the climb look easier on paper than it is. With a long exposed climb like this the wind direction will be important. But, with a more difficult second half, it is not a climb to be under-estimated.

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