Cycling Weissenstein Solothurn

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Weissenstein - Solothurn

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 9.5 %

Length: 8.8 km

Height start: 445 m

Height top: 1284 m

Ascent: 839 m

Weissenstein rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 1038 (all)
Ranking Switzerland: 116 (all)
Ranking Alps: 395 (all)
Difficulty score: 110.63 what?

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The Weissenstein is situated in Solothurn and belongs to the Alps . Starting from Solothurn, the Weissenstein ascent is 8.8 km long. Over this distance, you climb 839 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 9.5 %.

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Stories, information and comments from Weissenstein climbers
Story by Llagostera Torrent, Eudald from Barcelona, Spain, submitted on 06/03/2013
Climbed in august 2005. I suggest the tour: Solothurn-Weissenstein-Gansbrunnen-Weischenrohr-BalmbergPass-Gunsberg-Solothurn. 40km
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Story by zumstein from olothurn, Switzerland, submitted on 26/02/2013
der weissenstein ist ein harter berg.aber ,auf er ganzen strecke hat man gute ausicht. für anfäger ist der berg zu stark.die rückseite ist fast mit22% auch nicht flach. viel glück.
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Story by Chris Patient from Zermatt, Switzerland, submitted on 25/10/2011
Short and extremely steep is an understatement. It has to be the steepest pass in Switzerland. There is a sign at the bottom which actually says 22% ! Do not attempt it without a triple or at least a compact, or better still a mountain bike compact drive. I was stupid enough to do it on my faithful Rocky Mountain with 39/26 gearing and it was not enough. The only way I could climb as I struggled upward bent over and breathing heavily off the saddle was to zig zag from side to side across the road. Luckily it is a very quiet road,actually closed to traffic on weekends. To make matters worse for me, my chain kept slipping on my worn out cogs and my worn out cleats kept clipping out of my pedals so that I fell off the bike several times whilst trying to climb this pass. An embarrassing and painful experience. I passed a group of cyclists who had given up and were walking. Maybe I should have followed their example. Near the top there is junction with a farmhouse restaurant and a big hotel on a hill which must have a fantastic view, but I did not stop till I got to the top. The other side of the Weissenstein is only,(only) 15% and it was damp and slippery in the trees, but I think it would be better to climb from this side .
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Story by J. Ballard from Tenterden, United Kingdom, submitted on 10/11/2008
Short & extremely steep. A small road with little traffic; almost entirely through a forest, so cool in summer. A good view from the top to the alps. The north side can be damp & slippery.
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