Devil’s Staircase

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.

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Devil’s Staircase John spooner CC

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 –

Veloviewer

Strava

The approach to the climb

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Devil’s Staircase Shirokazan

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Devils Staircase Sludgeulper (single gear touring 1985)

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