Cycling Switzerland’s #10 hardest bike climb.
Ride 24.6 kilometers gaining 1,600 meters at 6.5% average grade.
The name of this climb comes from the Grande Dixence dam and hydroelectric complex at the finish of the climb. The lake created by the dam is called Lac des Dix (Lake Dix) and is the largest lake above 2,000 meters in the entire alps.
The dam is an astounding 285 meters in height.
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 A gravity dam is a dam constructed from concrete or stone masonry and designed to hold back water by using only the weight of the material and its resistance against the foundation to oppose the horizontal pressure of water pushing against it. Gravity dams are designed so that each section of the dam is stable and independent of any other dam section (Gravity Dam).