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Beech Mountain - Banner Elk


Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 8.7 %

Length: 6.05 km

Height start: 1127 m

Height top: 1657 m

Elevation gain: 530 m

Maximum: 0 %

Beech Mountain rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 2460 (all)
Ranking United States: 159 (all)
Ranking Appalachian Mountains: 11 (all)
Difficulty score: 76.44 what?

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Description

Beech Mountain Ski Resort Climbed by Tony Rominger and Lance Armstrong in the Tour Dupont race series in the 1990s

The Beech Mountain is situated in North Carolina and belongs to the Appalachian Mountains . Starting from Banner Elk, the Beech Mountain ascent is 6.05 km long. Over this distance, you climb 530 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 8.7 %.

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Stories, information and comments from Beech Mountain climbers
Story by Charles Bennett from Lenoir, NC, USA, submitted on 14/09/2007
Did this climb from the north side, which is longer, during an organized charity ride in July 2007. 55 F at the top near noon. Lots of switchbacks, some of which are quite steep. Very hard to get a good rhythm going as the grade changes so often. Overall, quite steep though and tough as nails.

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