Cycling El Purche Monachil

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El Purche - Monachil

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 8.7 %

Length: 6.5 km

Altitude start: 812 m

Altitude top: 1379 m

Ascent: 567 m

El Purche rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 2820 (all)
Ranking Spain: 267 (all)
Ranking Sierra Nevada: 24(all)
Difficulty score: 77.14 what?

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The El Purche is situated in Andalucia. This climb belongs to the Sierra Nevada. Starting from Monachil, the El Purche ascent is 6.5 km long. Over this distance, you climb 567 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 8.7 %.

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Story by Paul Bateson from Granada, Spain, submitted on 25/08/2008
This is a very tough local climb used during Vuelta and highly rated by Tom Danielson. I actually make it an 8.5km climb and in places you almost come to a track stand. I have had many tourist/racing groups use the climb some have to walk sections, some take over 2 hours. My fastest is 38min using Rotor Q-Rings, 36x25 gearing. Not sure what Danielson did it in.
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