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)
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.
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
The climb starts at Wright Avenue's intersection with Mast Gully Road.
End of the climb
The climb ends at a dead-end at the end of the street.
At a glance
- 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
Wright Avenue has featured in all three editions of the Melbourne Dirty Dozen, from 2012 to 2014.
Wright Avenue is set to feature in the 2014 Melbourne Dirty Dozen as well.
Adjoining climbs/nearby climbs
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.