The Tinkers Monument is situated in Yorkshire and the Humber
Starting from Jackson Bridge,
the Tinkers Monument ascent is 1.5 km long. Over this distance, you climb 156 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 10.4 %.
Stories, information and comments from Tinkers Monument climbers
Story by Nigel Armstrong from Holmfirth, United Kingdom, submitted on 22/07/2013
Try climbing from the bottom of Jackson Bridge, from the White Horse up East Street first, yes, take care accross A616. This adds to the climb and just makes it better.
Shouldnt be climbed in winter as tarmac surface often coated in sheet ice from springs under tarmac when freezing on the tops but can be ice free up to Meltham House, so you can get in the steep zigzag above Staley Royd Farm, usually
My personal climb rating:
Story by Nigel Armstrong from Jackson Bridge, United Kingdom, submitted on 03/07/2013
Climbed it many times. You can make the climb longer by climb up East Street from the White Horse Pub in the bottom of Jackson Bridge, OK you have to be careful crossing the A616. Difficult to maintain a rythm on this one as gradient changes all the time. Usually a tail wind as blows from the west. Impossible in winter with sheet ice on the higher slopes or blocked with snow drifts. Think I may hold the record for the slowest continuous climb of this one as I use it to regain fitness after any break in cycling, usually in spring/early summer. NOT the hardest climb in the area - try Ewden Bank on Strines or Pea Royd out of Stocksbridge for harder climbs