Ride Reports:

Centuries & such:
  • '01 Solvang
  • '02 Solvang
  • '03 Solvang
  • '02 Tierra Bella
  • '03 Tierra Bella
  • '04 Tierra Bella
  • '01 Primavera
  • '02 Primavera
  • '01 Top Hat Classic
  • '02 Top Hat Classic
  • '01 Chico Wildflower
  • '04 Wine Country
  • '01 Grizzly Peak
  • '02 Grizzly Peak
  • '03 Grizzly Peak
  • '01 I Care Classic
  • '01 CA AIDS Ride
  • '02 Sequoia
  • '03 Sequoia
  • '03 Sierra
  • '01 Nevada County
  • '01 Giro di San Mateo
  • '01 Death Ride
  • '02 Death Ride
  • '03 Death Ride
  • '01 Tour du Jour
  • '01 Santa Cruz Mountain Challenge
  • '02 Santa Cruz Mountain Challenge
  • '01 Holstein Hundred
  • '02 Holstein Hundred
  • '03 Tour of Napa Valley
  • '02 Surf City
  • '02 Waves to Wine
  • '03 Waves to Wine


    Ultra-marathons:
  • '02 Solvang Double
  • '03 Devil Mtn. Double
  • '01 Davis Double
  • '02 Davis Double
  • '03 Davis Double
  • '01 Malibu Grand Tour
  • '03 Terrible Two
  • '03 Climb to Kaiser
  • '01 Knoxville Double
  • '02 Knoxville Double
  • '03 Tour of Two Forests
  • '03 Fall Death Valley


    Self-Supported Rides:
  • Livermore century
  • Mt. Hamilton 85mi

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    2003 Climb to Kaiser climbing statistics

    See also my ride report and photo album from this ride.

    These stats are lifted directly from the information sheet included in my rider packet, with some additional commentary from me.

    ClimbStart MileEnd MileDistanceAverage GradeWorst 0.5mi GradeSteepest GradeElevation GainNotes
    Wildcat Grade 20.5 24.5 4 5% 12% 16% 900' Pretty steep in a few places, but you still have fresh legs, don't you?
    Burrough Grade 28.5 31 2.5 5% 7% 10% 900' Pretty and easy climb.
    Tollhouse Grade 37 45 8 7% 13% 19% 2700' Pretty and not-easy climb :) Has numerous 15%+ grades, though none too long.
    Pine Ridge 45 49 4 6% 9% 11% 1400' Contrary to what you might think, this is just a continuation of Tollhouse, making for a single climb of 4100' in 12 miles. Ouch. Watch out for traffic on this stretch - its busy.
    Big Creek Grade 61.5 66 4.5 10% 15% 20% 2000' To sum it up in one word: steep. Humbling also comes to mind.
    Kaiser Pass 72 79.5 7.5 7% 12% 18% 2300' The first 5 miles aren't bad. The last 2.5 are difficult, but you're almost there and aren't about to stop now.
    Tamarack Ridge 87 96 9 5% 7% 8% 1300' Not as bad as I'd feared, but any climbing was definitely unwelcome by this point! 4 climbs of a mile or two each, none steep.
    Shaver rollers 105'ish 107 2'ish ? ? ? about 600' Hey this one wasn't on the map! No fair! Waaaaahhh! Don't think you're quite done with the climbing once you've summited Tamarack - you still have this climb from Shaver Lake to the Shaver rest stop. After this there's nothing but a few really gentle rolling hills between you and the finish.


    Last modified 02 November, 2021 MST
    Copyright © 2009 Adam R. Paul
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