Trapping Hill Lofthouse

Harrogate, United Kingdom

The Trapping Hill Lofthouse is a col with a length of 3.2 kilometer. This is a category 3 col. It is located in Harrogate, England, United Kingdom. The average grade of this col is 7.9% with a maximum of 15.3%. The Trapping Hill Lofthouse ascents from 160 meter at the start, to 418 meter at the top, with a total of 257 ascending meters.


Trapping Hill Lofthouse Profile


Distance 3.2 km
Elevation gain 257 m
Average grade 7.9 %
Maximum grade 15.3 %
Climb category 3
Minimum elevation 160 m
Maximum elevation 418 m

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It’s a really tough hill. The gradient doesn’t get ridiculously steep, the max is about 17%. But, it stays close to this 16% gradient for quite a long time at the start of the climb. After 1500 meters, the gradient eases off and there is a long drag to the finish. It is quite exposed near the top, so wind direction can make a difference.

It was used in the Tour de Yorkshire 2017. In the women’s race, Anna Van der Breggen and Lizzie Deignan used it as a springboard for the race-winning move.

- UCI Road World Championships 2019
- Tour de Yorkshire 2020 - Stage 4