Rosedale Chimney

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Rosedale Chimney. Photo Hector Patrick

Rosedale Chimney / Chimney Bank is a short and very steep climb from the village of Rosedale Abbey in the North York Moors. The climb is just under one mile long – At its steepest it is 30% – and the average gradient for the climb is 13-14% It is also worth picking your line carefully on the corners as the gradient is much steeper on the inside.

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Rosedale Chimney by Mike Dobson

It is on my list of climbs to do!

Rosedale Chimney – north to south

  • Location: Rosedale Abbey, North York Moors
  • Distance: 0.8 miles
  • Avg grade 14.0%
  • Max Grade: 30.0%
  • Elev Gain: 183m
  • Cat: 3
  • 100 hills #55
  • Strava segment
  • Everesting? 49*1.6 miles = 78 miles

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Rosedale Chimney from south to north

The climb north is longer and less steep.

  • Location: Rosedale Abbey, North York Moors
  • Distance: 2.2 miles
  • Avg grade 5%
  • Max Grade: 20% ?
  • Elev Gain: 178m
  • Cat: 3
  • Strava segment

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I rode Rosedale Chimney 1 April, 2016 in a day out in the North York Moors – it was really hard because in addition to the gradient there was a strong headwind. I also did the other version of Rosedale Chimney from south to north.

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1987 National Hill climb championship

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Paul Curran – Rosedale Chimney

Rosedale Chimney was used as the venue for the national hill climb championship in 1987. Paul Curran (5.22.8) of the Manchester Wheelers edged out a young Chris Boardman (5.23.0) by 0.2 seconds. In the national hill climb event both Curran and Boardman rode 42 x 24 (47.3 inches). Though most leisure riders will be wanting a compact (34*28) at least!

The event on Rosedale Chimney was considered one of the toughest national hill climbs. I’m not sure, but I assume it is on the version from north to south.

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A sportive rider on Rosedale Chimney. Photo Stockton Council

 

Rosedale Chimney north to south on Veloviewer

Strava – Rosedale Chimney North to South

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