The Devil’s staircase is located in the heart of central Wales. It is remote and not so accessible. The great attraction of the climb is its steepness – especially the start, which begins with a wicked 25% hairpin. The climb remains above 20% for the first half a kilometre before gradually easing off towards the end.
The Devil’s Staircase is a popular name for steep hills and around the world, you will find ‘Devil’s Staircases’ in Australia and US.
Details of the climb
- Location: Abergwesyn, central Wales.
- Distance: 0.70 miles
- Average gradient: 12%
- Maximum gradient: 25%
- Height gain 455 ft / 139 m
- 100 climbs: 93
- Strava segment
- Everesting = 8848/139 – 54 ascents – 89km.
- KOM: 4.14 – 9.9 mph
- QOM: 5.45 –
The approach to the climb
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