Mamore Gap

Owenerk, Ireland

The Mamore Gap is a col with a length of 1.1 kilometer. This is a category 4 col. It is located in Owenerk, County Donegal, Ireland. The average grade of this col is 12.2% with a maximum of 20%. The Mamore Gap ascents from 131 meter at the start, to 262 meter at the top, with a total of 132 ascending meters.

Profile

Mamore Gap Profile

Facts

Distance 1.1 km
Elevation gain 132 m
Average grade 12.2 %
Maximum grade 20 %
Climb category 4
Minimum elevation 131 m
Maximum elevation 262 m

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Description

The Mamore Gap has been used regularly in Rás Tailteann; riders often shocked at how difficult it was. The climb itself is short and at 1.1 kilometres it lacks the length, but what it lacks in length, however, it makes up for in how steep it is. Not only will you need to be in exceptionally good shape to get over the top of it, but you’ll also have to face up to the fact that there are most likely going to be flocks of sheep all over the road.