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 Elevation segments are ~ 1/4 mile each.  Purple segments are 8-11% grade

Climbing and Cycling New York - Whiteface Mountain

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Hover cursor over segment slices (below) for exact  grade of a particular segment. Map route (bottom) colors correlate with elevation legend colors.​

Statistics and Details

  • Distance:                                 7.9 miles   

  • Beginning elevation:            1,040'

  • Ending elevation:                  4,571'

  • Elevation gained:                 3,509'

  • Average Grade:                   8.3%

  • Fiets Index:                          9.46

  • Location:  Climb begins at the intersection of Hwy 86 and Whiteface Memorial Highway (Hwy 431) Wilminton, NY, 210 miles northeast of Syracuse, NY (44.38987, -73.8223 latitude/longitude).

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Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Whiteface Mountain  RideWithGPS page.  Hover over the distance line at the spot you would like to begin a sub- segment for this climb.  Click your mouse on the start point and drag the vertical graphing line the distance you wish to obtain sub-detail from, then release the  mouse at the end point.  This will give you the following sub-detail for the selected segment in the “Metrics” window top right of the page:  (a) distance, (b) Elevation  gained and lost, (c) max grade, (d) average grade (e) that segment's climb category – e.g. Cat 1, HC, etc., and (f) FIETS score for the segment.