Cycling Craigowl Dundee

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Craigowl - Dundee

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 9 %

Length: 3.36 km

Altitude start: 151 m

Altitude top: 455 m

Ascent: 304 m

Maximum: 23 %

Craigowl rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 5455 (all)
Ranking Scotland: 4 (all)
Ranking Sidlaws: 1(all)
Difficulty score: 48.86 what?

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Not many people know that there is a surfaced road to the top of this prominent peak just north of Dundee. Its a hard climb with a long straight section of more than 20% before leveling off and then finishing with a short brutal section. The 360 degree views over Dundee, the River Tay, Strathmore and the Grampian Mountains make it worthwhile.

The Craigowl is situated in Scotland. This climb belongs to the Sidlaws. Starting from Dundee, the Craigowl ascent is 3.36 km long. Over this distance, you climb 304 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 9 %. The maximum slope is 23 %.

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Story by David Cashley from Forfar, United Kingdom, submitted on 06/07/2011
This climb is in Dundee, Angus, Scotland, NOT TEXAS!!! I climbed it for the first time this weekend. It is relentless and the third quarter was agony. I managed the climb from the gate at halfway up three and a half times before my legs finally exploded. There is a fairly straight downhill which allows for speeds around 75KpH so that was fun and the views from the top are amazing
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Story by John Whyte from Fofrar, United Kingdom, submitted on 19/09/2010
Climbed craigowl in the early 90s in the company of Nick Kopp.Must admit,I thought I was about to have a heart attack and die.Possibly smoked a cigarette while enjoying the fine view from the top.Still cycling in this area as I now live in Forfar.
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