Cycling Priests Leap Gearha,

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Priests Leap - Gearha,

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 8 %

Length: 4.65 km

Altitude start: 88 m

Altitude top: 463 m

Ascent: 375 m

Maximum: 16 %

Priests Leap rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 5181 (all)
Ranking Ireland: 16 (all)
Ranking Caha: 1(all)
Difficulty score: 50.89 what?

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A savage climb on a 3rd class back road. The road has a grass growing on the middle, and is frequented by sheep.

The Priests Leap is situated in Kerry. This climb belongs to the Caha. Starting from Gearha, , the Priests Leap ascent is 4.65 km long. Over this distance, you climb 375 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 8 %. The maximum slope is 16 %.

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Stories, information and comments from Priests Leap climbers
Story by Colm Keane from Galway, Ireland, submitted on 10/04/2012
So google maps decided to direct us up here on our (Myself and Family guy''s) Malin to Mizen head cycle. With almost 600km on the clock, it was gruelling. Locals recommended the cycle ''if you had a good bike''!! We walked parts that our road bikes simply wouldnt climb. Unbelievable at the top though, and the southerly descent was almost as much of a challenge!! Recommendations: 1, Mountain bike or road bike with front triple wheel or high cogged back cassette. 2, Have good brakes for the descent!!
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Story by Graham from , Ireland, submitted on 27/01/2010
A great climb - especially from sea level if approaching from the south. Should be done on a mountain bike because of the quality of the road being so poor - grass and gravel everywhere. There are more sheep than cars. Good fun descent.
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