The Paterberg in Kluisbergen was climbed for the first time in 1986 by the Tour of Flanders. The road is paved with cobblestones and you climb from a height of 32 to 80 meters over a length of only 350 meters. That makes an average of 12.5% with a maximum gradient of 20%. This makes the Paterberg one of the toughest climbs in the Flemish Ardennes and in the Tour of Flanders, where it is climbed several times. The toughest part is just before the summit. The gutter can offer solace, just like the bench at the top. There a nice panorama awaits you over the flat west side of the Flemish Ardennes and the valley of the river Scheldt.
Since 2005, the Paterberg will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
: Tour of Flanders on 02/04/2017
: Dwars Door Vlaanderen 2017 on 22/03/2017
Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014 : Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014 - final 180 KM on 06/04/2014
Ronde van Vlaanderen 2012 : Ronde van Vlaanderen 2012 on 01/04/2012
Ronde van Vlaanderen 2013 : Ronde van Vlaanderen 2013 on 31/03/2012
Paterberg via Kluisbergen popularity rank : 32
The Paterberg has been climbed by 51 climbbybikers. It is ranked No. 32 as the most climbed climb in the world.
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Paterberg via Kluisbergen: 10 reviews
Climbed this on a freezing cold, rainy day in March while doing the RVV route. The cobbles were so slippery that I fell twice, then had to walk up because I couldnt start pedaling again. Steep little climb which left me with great memories-never before or since have I fallen while climbing!