Cycling Brasstown Bald Route 180, Georgia

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Brasstown Bald - Route 180, Georgia


Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 10.9 %

Length: 4.9 km

Height start: 900 m

Height top: 1435 m

Elevation gain: 535 m

Maximum: 20 %

Brasstown Bald rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 1847 (all)
Ranking United States: 128 (all)
Ranking Appalachian Mountains: 5 (all)
Difficulty score: 89.46 what?

Brasstown Bald ratings

(4.6) Overall

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Description

Used annually in the Tour of Georgia Pro cycling race, this climb in northern Georgia is one of the most popular in the southern part of the United States.

The Brasstown Bald is situated in Georgia and belongs to the Appalachian Mountains . Starting from Route 180, Georgia, the Brasstown Bald ascent is 4.9 km long. Over this distance, you climb 535 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 10.9 %.

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Stories, information and comments from Brasstown Bald climbers
Story by Hillbilly from Murphy, United States, submitted on 23/07/2012
did repeats on this 7.5 times, compact up front, 34-50 and 26-12 cassette,times were slow but I was going for 10k in climbing so took it easy

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Story by Chris BeHanna from Cedar Park, TX, United States, submitted on 28/07/2011
I climbed the Bald at the end of the Brasstown Bald Buster Century in 2009, and I made it the whole way up without stopping (on a triple, 30x27). I do not believe I''d have been able to do it on "standard" 30x25 gearing, especially having climbed the west side of Jack''s Gap and the south/east side of Hogpen Gap on the way to get there. Take at least a compact double and a 27-tooth rear cog, unless you''re very, very strong indeed.
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Story by Kevin Fore from Cumming, United States, submitted on 06/05/2010
I have been to the Georgia mtns 100s of times to ride but have only done the Bald 4-5 times. I have never been able to do the 20% part without getting off the bike (of course being in the saddle 2-3 hours before hand does not help). It is only 100 meters or less, but my 39 x 25 has never been able to master it. That section is so steep you must push in the grass in order to get traction. Even the pros in Tour de Georgia accepted help on this section. The out and back decent is rather dangerous due to the speeds you can automatically reach and it being a small road.
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Story by Karl from Athens, United States, submitted on 22/01/2010
The hardest climb in Georgia especially when you include one of the two Jacks Gap climbs to the entrance of the Brasstown highway. I did this is a 39x27 and had to stand large sections of it; especially the two ramps about 2/3 up. The worst aspect of this climb is that no part is less than 12% grade except for the 1k near the parking lot.
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Story by Peter from Richmond, United States, submitted on 05/10/2009
Climbed this baby twice, once while fit on my road bike (39:27) in about 24min, and once on my mountain bike unfit (28:27) in 32 min. Sections much steeper than 20% had me zigging. my wheels steamed after a wet decent. Climb after 5:00pm or in the off season and you can enjoy the top section which is an officially closed road, otherwise the parks attendant will not let you ride the best section.
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