Cycling Gleniff Horseshoe-Truskmore Ballintrillick County Sligo

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Gleniff Horseshoe-Truskmore - Ballintrillick County Sligo (MTB)

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Average grade: 7 %

Length: 8.04 km

Altitude start: 76 m

Altitude top: 642 m

Ascent: 566 m

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Difficulty ranking world: 3993 (all)
Ranking Ireland: 8 (all)
Difficulty score: 61.92 what?

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The Gleniff Horseshoe-Truskmore is situated in Sligo. Starting from Ballintrillick County Sligo, the Gleniff Horseshoe-Truskmore ascent is 8.04 km long. Over this distance, you climb 566 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 7 %.

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Story by John Cole from Bangor, Ireland, submitted on 03/05/2014
Truskmore in Sligo is another good climb, did it yesterday after work. On the road between Ballyshannon and Sligo you will see signs in a couple of places for the Gleniff Horseshoe follow these. The horseshoe starts at a wee hamlet called Ballintrillick, you can do it clockwise or anticlockwise, clockwise is better as it is tougher (although shorter), you have 8k to go to the top of the highest mountain in Sligo at 647m, Divis is 478m to give you an idea of the ascent. As you go up the horseshoe the first K is between 7 and 10%. Then it eases to 4 to 7% then a flat and slightly downhill bit and you reach the start of a ''private'' road to the masts at the top. If you are there before 5.30 on a weekday the gate will likely be open otherwise just climb over it with your bike. You see this fantastic road zigzagging up the mountain. The scenery all around you is stunning! The next 3K is all over 10% so a compact is ideal but a 53 X 39 is also doable with a 25 or 27. Some cattle grids to cross but they are no problems. The last K is 7 to 10% so also tough enough. On a clear day the views from the top are amazing, the workers in the Aircom/RTE building at the top gave us no grief so there is no problem using the ''private'' and in good cond
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