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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 08 February, 2011 MST
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