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 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the ​Gibraltar Road  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.

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

Cycling Santa Barbara / Southern California

Gibraltar Road 



  • Distance:                                    9.8   

  • Beginning elevation:                220'       

  • Ending elevation:                     3,980'

  • Elevation gained:                     4,089'
  • Average Grade:                        7.6%                   

  • Fiets Index:                                8.5​

  • Location:  Climb begins the intersection of Mission Canyon Rd and Mountain Drive, Santa Barbara, CA  94 miles northwest of LAX ( 34.44309, -119.67446 latitude/longitude)