Cycling Whitney Portal Lone Pine

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Whitney Portal - Lone Pine


Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 7.4 %

Length: 19.11 km

Height start: 1137 m

Height top: 2554 m

Ascent: 1417 m

Maximum: 13 %

Whitney Portal rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 348 (all)
Ranking United States: 26 (all)
Ranking Sierra Nevada : 8 (all)
Difficulty score: 154.52 what?

Whitney Portal ratings

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Description

The Whitney Portal is situated in California. This climb belongs to the Sierra Nevada . Starting from Lone Pine, the Whitney Portal ascent is 19.11 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1417 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 7.4 %. The maximum slope is 13 %.

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Stories, information and comments from Whitney Portal climbers
Story by Carl from St Peter Port, United Kingdom, submitted on 31/05/2016
This climb is brutal! The lower part and the upper part are not too terrible, but there is a very difficult stretch of about 3 miles/5k in the middle that averages about 10%. In contrast, Onion Valley is a more steady gradient. There is good scenery on the way up and at the top. This one has a snack bar at the top. They are working on this road in Summer 2016 on Monday to Thursday - it''s best to avoid these days. The road gets quite a bit of traffic and there can be a big temperature difference between the bottom and top.
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Story by D. L. from Berkeley, CA, United States, submitted on 07/11/2012
Very difficult climb, starts mellow in the desert but picks it up after 3+ miles. The last 5mi averages 9%+ without ANY rest. Beautiful views from the top. I thought it was tougher than Onion Valley, but may be I did it after Horseshoe Meadows.
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