Monsal Head

Buxton, United Kingdom

The Monsal Head is a col with a length of 482 meter. This is a category 4 col. It is located in Buxton, England, United Kingdom. The average grade of this col is 12.5% with a maximum of 17%. The Monsal Head ascents from 168 meter at the start, to 228 meter at the top, with a total of 60 ascending meters.


Monsal Head Profile


Distance 482 m
Elevation gain 60 m
Average grade 12.5 %
Maximum grade 17 %
Climb category 4
Minimum elevation 168 m
Maximum elevation 228 m

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Some describe the climb as a sprinters climb. The climg starts once you pass the drive way on your right. All then goes quiet for while. Once you pass the road sign on your left the lactic kicks in and from there till the end is a non stop effort to the line which is right outside the Monsal Head Hotel.