Cycling Cairn O'Mount Clatterin'Brig

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Cairn O'Mount - Clatterin'Brig

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 8.1 %

Length: 4 km

Altitude start: 125 m

Altitude top: 449 m

Ascent: 324 m

Cairn O'Mount rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 5802 (all)
Ranking Scotland: 7 (all)
Ranking Scottish Highlands: 6(all)
Difficulty score: 46.44 what?

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The Cairn O'Mount is situated in Scotland. This climb belongs to the Scottish Highlands. Starting from Clatterin'Brig, the Cairn O'Mount ascent is 4 km long. Over this distance, you climb 324 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 8.1 %.

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Stories, information and comments from Cairn O'Mount climbers
Story by Manuel Barbosa from Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, submitted on 04/08/2010
Tough, tough climb, especially as others have pointed out at the beginning and end. There was still snow on the edge of the road, which made the road a little wet in places. Interesting climb with lovely views of the valley, when you have recovered a little from the first short hard section. Not much traffic either which is nice.
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Story by Marco from Alford, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom, submitted on 22/10/2009
A total beasts! Starts off with a ramp of 16% then levels off for what feels like the majority of the climb but must still be around 5 or 6% for the best part of 1.5 miles. the top is only reached after a couple of tight very steep bends, which kill the legs completely. i think it climbs 321meters in 2.2 miles.
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Story by Ben Gowland from Stonehaven, United Kingdom, submitted on 30/01/2008
This is on one of my local routes. Most people tend to approach from North and descend this section. It is certainly harder in this direction. Right from the start at Clatterin Brig there is a 16% rise that slackens off reasonably quickly and then after a km or so it gets more manageable. The last km is a challenge as you have to hit successive increases in incline round the nasty tight bend; and then gasp your way up the last few hudered meters, past the car park and bend to the cairn on top. The decent after is fast, where you can get (and keep) over 80km/h easily.
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Story by David Vinten from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom, submitted on 05/08/2007
Do this one quite often as its 15 miles from where I live. Its steep straight away to get out of the little valley behind the Cafe. Eases off slightly but enough to keep you on the 25. Continues at a hard gradient for about half a mile when you pass a ruin on the side of the road. Then it gets easier for the next half a mile allowing you to speed up or catch your breath or both depending on what your legs & lungs are like. The road then bends right and kicks up again towards a hairpin. The hairpin is quite steep on the inside but theres plenty of tarmac here so you can go round the left turn on the outside (just watch for anything coming down). Theres a viewpoint car park just beyond this hairpin but dont stop, the tops just another 100 meters after a sharp right. Descent over the other side is fantastic - not too steep and bendy making you go dead slow but not to gradual or straight to make it boring.

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