CyclingUp: Sohlberg-north

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Region: Black Forest
Climbing effort: 552 points
Elevation meters: 387
Steepest kilometer: 14.6%

Steepest 250 m: 19%
Foot: 300 m    Top: 685 m
Mean slope: 8.8%
Length: 4.4 km

From: Ottenhöfen
Road conditions (2016): moderate
Other race bikers: 0-1 per hour
Motor vehicles: <10 per hour
Scenerie and road: (4/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: no



The final two kilometers of this short climb are particularly steep with 500 meter intervals of 15, 14, 12 and 15 percent. Short sections are even steeper than 15 percent. The last stretch of the trip was so utterly steep that I had to stand on the pedals in order to avoid falling. So far (January 2017) this trip also harbours the by far steepest kilometer of the Black Forest of this website (14.6%). From the starting point in Ottenhöfen one first heads towards Allerheiligen. After one and a half kilometers one turns to the right in Unterwasser into a street named Wolfersbach. From here the route runs uphill along a badly asphalted road with almost no traffic through a beautiful valley with farms and meadows. The first kilometer is still only moderately steep (6-8%). Then the two infernal last kilometers appear. There are no signs to Sohlberg on the way. Always choose the logical continuation and take the road to the left at a bifurcation one kilometer before the end, where the choice is really difficult.

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