CyclingUp: Grimselpass-south

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Region: Switzerland
Climbing effort: 733 points
Elevation meters: 793
Steepest kilometer: 9.5%

Steepest 250 m: 14%
Foot: 1368 m    Top: 2161 m
Mean slope: 7.0%
Length: 11.4 km

From: Oberwald
Road conditions (2010): good
Other race bikers: 1-5 per hour
Motor vehicles: 30-60 per hour
Scenerie and road: (2/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: yes



Follows road number 19 from Oberwald in the Rhone valley and then deviates at Gletsch from this road to take road number 6 up to the Grimselpass. Until Gletsch there are a few moderately steep (5-7%) kilometers through the forests, followed by a steeper passage (8-9%) of 1.5 km through a narrow part of the Rhone valley. Gletsch is about halfway in terms of elevation meters, with another 400 meter to go. These take place on a treeless slope and are done in seven hair pin turns. The first few hundred meters after Gletsch (10%) are the steepest part of the climb. The road is quite busy before Gletsch but calmer beyond. The landscape is beautiful but I have no opinion about the terminal part, where I only saw fog.

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