February 19, 2014

New climb added to the site: Mt. William

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I’ve been looking forward to adding the Mt. William climb guide to the site for a while. It’s a climb that truly epitomises the idea that the satisfaction of riding to the top of a mountain on your own steam is more than worth the struggle to do so.

Found in the Grampians National Park in Western Victoria, the Mt. William climb starts roughly 13km south of Halls Gap and is 11.5km long.

The final 1.9km of the climb is brutally steep — with one particular corner that reaches nearly 30% at its steepest — but the views throughout the climb, and towards the top in particular, make it more than worth the effort.

So, head over to the Mt. William climb guide and if you’ve ridden it before, why not leave a comment with your impressions of the climb?  These guides are only one rider’s perspective on things so it’s always great to hear from other people who have a history with these climbs.

Thanks for reading!

 

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  1. Jon Thornton / Feb 20 2014

    I climbed Mt William early one morning in June of last year. It was freezing. -1°C at the bottom and 0°C at the top. The climb to the carpark was easy enough, but the track beyond the carpark was brutal. I had to fight really hard to keep my front wheel on the ground through THE left-hander.

    I really enjoyed my winter weekend in the Grampians. The Mt William climb was a highlight. The ride from Halls Gap to Reed Lookout and Boroka Lookout was a beauty too. However, my favorite ride was a partner-assisted one way ride from Halls Gap to Dunkeld via this incredibly beautiful segment: http://app.strava.com/segments/704415.

    Please be careful of car traffic in the Grampians. To stay safe, you will need to pick your day and time carefully.

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