Cycling Park Rash Kettlewell

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Park Rash - Kettlewell

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 7.3 %

Length: 4 km

Altitude start: 210 m

Altitude top: 503 m

Ascent: 293 m

Park Rash rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 6772 (all)
Ranking England: 25 (all)
Difficulty score: 40.06 what?

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The Park Rash is situated in East Riding of Yorkshire. Starting from Kettlewell, the Park Rash ascent is 4 km long. Over this distance, you climb 293 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 7.3 %.

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Story by Martin from Leeds, United Kingdom, submitted on 13/07/2015
As with What Tom says really. An Avg of 11% for 2.1km is the proper climb from base to cattle grid. Climbing a total of 233m

The start after Kettlewell (Which gets your lungs going straight away) is brutal around the first two hairpins maxing out at approx 30%

After the hairpins its still climbing past the barn at an avg of 18/19% then from then on it carries onto a flat where you think its over, but its a false flat of approx 4/5% (but still feels flat after what you''ve done)

Then onto another climb of approx 18% over the cattle grid and a reward of stunning 360 degree views.

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Story by Andrew Poland from Oxenhope, United Kingdom, submitted on 20/08/2012
CBB scores don''t really work for climbs like Park Rash. The climb proper is 2Km long at avg. 11%. Its in four bits: 1- Viscious opening hairpins at a max 25% on a dreadful surface leading to a 15% drag then 2- eases off for 10 metres past farm then 3-100metre total rest before 4- wicked finale maxing at 20%. This is a real classic brute. Many are forced to walk on opening salvo. First Kilometer averages over 15%
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Story by Tom from , United Kingdom, submitted on 22/09/2009
The above profile of this climb is a bit misleading as Park Rash doesnt really start in Kettlewell; there is a little climb out of the village but this is followed by a gentle descent to the start of the climb proper. When it does start theres no mucking about - straight into a short section of around 30%, then a very steep hairpin, then a longer section of around 20% before it eases off a little. Theres then another 20% stretch you could really do without before you get to the top and are rewarded with fantastic views and a thrilling descent into Coverdale. Ive done this one many times as its the nearest really tough climb to me, but I never feel totally confident when I set eyes on it! Definitely one of the toughest in Britain.
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