Ben Lomond Jacob's Ladder

Upper Blessington, Australia

The Ben Lomond Jacob's Ladder is a col with a length of 17.8 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Upper Blessington, Tasmania, Australia. The average grade of this col is 7.1% with a maximum of 12.8%. The Ben Lomond Jacob's Ladder ascents from 393 meter at the start, to 1.449 meter at the top, with a total of 1.083 ascending meters.


Ben Lomond Jacob's Ladder Profile


Distance 17.8 km
Elevation gain 1083 m
Average grade 7.1 %
Maximum grade 12.8 %
Climb category HC
Minimum elevation 393 m
Maximum elevation 1449 m

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One for the gravel warriors. This is Australia’s best answer to Colle Delle Finestre. Jacob’s Ladder is the final km to the lookout at Ben Lamond NP featuring these slippery switchbacks with an average gradient of 12.6%.
To put the “ladder” in perspective, Tassie local Richie Porte holds the Strava KOM with an average pace of 14.4km/h (His PB pace for Tourmalet is 21km/h).

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