Palos Verdes dr. E The Switchbacks

Rancho Palos Verdes, United States of America

The Palos Verdes dr. E The Switchbacks is a col with a length of 3.1 kilometer. This is a category 4 col. It is located in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States of America. The average grade of this col is 4.9% with a maximum of 6.2%. The Palos Verdes dr. E The Switchbacks ascents from 129 meter at the start, to 285 meter at the top, with a total of 156 ascending meters.


Palos Verdes dr. E The Switchbacks Profile


Distance 3.1 km
Elevation gain 156 m
Average grade 4.9 %
Maximum grade 6.2 %
Climb category 4
Minimum elevation 129 m
Maximum elevation 285 m

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This is the gold standard climb in the South Bay. 3.1 miles, 5% so it's not a tough or challenging climb. This is the most popular climb in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Everyone’s done it, it’s drilled every single week on the Donut Ride, and although there are many harder climbs.