Cycling Townes Pass East Stovepipe Wells

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Townes Pass East - Stovepipe Wells (MTB)

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Average grade: 5.6 %

Length: 26.84 km

Altitude start: 1 m

Altitude top: 1515 m

Ascent: 1514 m

Maximum: 9 %

Townes Pass East rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 721 (all)
Ranking United States: 57 (all)
Ranking Sierra Nevada : 18(all)
Difficulty score: 128.59 what?

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The Townes Pass East is situated in California. This climb belongs to the Sierra Nevada . Starting from Stovepipe Wells, the Townes Pass East ascent is 26.84 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1514 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 5.6 %. The maximum slope is 9 %.

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Story by Greg Wondra from Mayville, United States, submitted on 21/05/2016
Well, you starts at sea level and basically begin to rise your way out of Death Valley. If you start during the day, it''s obviously gonna be hot. Light traffic. The climb here is mostly all straight instead of your usual curving climbs. Makes it feel longer because of that reason. The grades are quite "wavy" in parts (especially the first few thousand feet of climbing), but the gradient never gets bad''s just a LONG, grind it out kinda climb.

> Best to have a sag vehicle out here. Once you leave Stovepipe Wells (likely from the convenience store there), there ain''t ANYPLACE to fill a water bottle for miles and miles. Bring your H2O and sunscreen for this one!
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