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La Route des Crêtes - Cassis


Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 14.1 %

Length: 1.26 km

Height start: 64 m

Height top: 242 m

Ascent: 178 m

Maximum: 30 %

La Route des Crêtes rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 4261 (all)
Ranking France: 1020 (all)
Difficulty score: 54.6 what?

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Description

This is the beginning of "La Route des Crêtes" (The Ridgeroad) which links Cassis to La Ciotat in Southern France.

The La Route des Crêtes is situated in Rhone-Alpes . Starting from Cassis, the La Route des Crêtes ascent is 1.26 km long. Over this distance, you climb 178 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 14.1 %. The maximum slope is 30 %.

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Stories, information and comments from La Route des Crêtes climbers
Story by JJ from amsterdam, France, submitted on 16/07/2009
Undiscovered Gem. I found this climb by accident whilst out on a morning training ride for l,etape du tour. Quite simply one of the most brutal ramps i;ve ever ridden. I was heartbroken when I had to put my foot down for the first time ever on a climb. I felt slightly better afterwards when I realised just how steep it got. It starts around 15 and quickly ramps up over 30 until your heart rate explodes. Simply spectacular views if you can raise your eyes off that ramp. Go out of your way to find this little bad boy. Brilliant
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Story by nico from metz, France, submitted on 03/10/2009
i climbed this mountain too ! first i am very surprised that this climb is so unknown even in france ! its probably one of the hardest. the first part is approximately an average between 25/30% during 2 kilometres, quasi impossible to not put a foot on the ground. at the top you have to follow the road with 2 possibilities, one to an aerial and the other one to la ciotat ; the both are very hard too, i guess an average at 10/15% during 2/3 kilometres. this road is in fact the road between cassis and la ciotat, 10 km on the highest european cliff with big bends and fantastic views of the see ! extraordinary experience ! from la ciotat is a little bit easier but hard too !!
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Story by Pascal from Marseille, France, submitted on 18/01/2009
I discovered that climb by looking on a regional map, I saw a road near of where I live with 3 arrows (which means >13%). I immediately wanted to check that, and I wasnt disappointed. It begins with a 15% part along 500 m which is already pretty tough. Then comes a berm where one can rest a bit but it lasts only 300 m. And then the final tough part appears like an impassable wall, seen from the bottom. It goes for 500 m at around 20-25% with some parts as steep as 30-35%. The whole challenge is to climb that up without putting foot to ground. I made it with a 28x28 gearing and had to put foot to ground several times. Short yet tough climb.
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