Wright Avenue

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Wright Avenue
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Start location: Upwey
Length: 0.50.5 km
500 metres
0.311 miles
km (0.3 mi)
Average gradient: 1313 %%
Elevation gain: 6464 m
209.974 ft
m (210 ft)
Maximum elevation: 279279 m
915.354 ft
m (915 ft)
Category: SC
Road surface: Sealed
Strava segment: Link

Wright Avenue (known to many as The Wrightmare) is a short but very steep climb in Upwey, a suburb in Melbourne's outer east. After a flat start the street ramps up very steeply, before maintaining a challenging gradient to a dead-end.

Climb location[edit]

Wright Avenue can be found in the outer-eastern Melbourne suburb of Upwey, on the lower slopes of the Dandenong Ranges.

Start of the climb[edit]

The climb starts at Wright Avenue's intersection with Mast Gully Road.

End of the climb[edit]

Start of the Wright Avenue climb.

The climb ends at a dead-end at the end of the street.

At a glance[edit]

  • A short but very challenging surburban climb.
  • A flat start allows you to build up a bit of momentum before hitting the steepest part.
  • The steepest section is probably only 200m long but it has a gradient approaching 20%.
  • The road bends around to the right near the top before continuing to a turnaround point at a tree in the middle of the road.

History of the climb[edit]

Wright Avenue has featured in all three editions of the Melbourne Dirty Dozen, from 2012 to 2014.

End of the Wright Avenue climb.

Wright Avenue is set to feature in the 2014 Melbourne Dirty Dozen as well.

Adjoining climbs/nearby climbs[edit]

The descent[edit]

Take great care on this descent - Wright Avenue is a suburban street, often with many parked cars along the road. Be mindful that the descent ends at a T-intersection.


Profile of the Wright Avenue climb.
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Facts about "Wright Avenue"RDF feed
Average gradient13 % +
CatSC +
Elevation gain64 m (209.974 ft) +
Length0.5 km (500 metres, 0.311 miles) +
Maximum elevation279 m (915.354 ft) +
Start coordinates-37° 53' 58.8768", 145° 19' 55.9596"Latitude: -37.899688
Longitude: 145.332211
Start locationUpwey +
SurfaceSealed +