Mount Washington Hill Climb


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This sounds brutal...

In August of each year, up to six hundred riders take part in the race which centers around a 7.6 mile (12.2 km) climb to the top of New Hampshire's Mount Washington—the highest peak in New England. The Mount Washington Auto Road has an average gradient of 12% and reaches gradients of up to 22%. This is more difficult than even the toughest climbs of the Tour de France.


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I ran up there in 1996 and it was brutal. BRUTAL! There's some scary drops (not while running but on anything requiring wheels) on a sometimes narrow road without barriers, too.
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