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Page Contributor(s): Eric Kuehl, Chicago, IL, USA
This is a beautiful and scenic climb in the north Georgia mountains. The start of the climb is at Burnt Mountain Road and Highway 136. As you approach the lookout point at mile three, the climb becomes fairly steep and there are great scenic views off to the right. The top of the climb is easy to identify at the intersection of Highway 136 and Sunrise Ridge Road.
Average grade is 4.3% (5.3% climb only). 16% of the climb is descent, 40% is at 0-5% grade, 35% is at 5-10%, and 9% is at 10-15%. The steepest quarter-mile is 11%.
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Roadway: State highway with double yellow center stripe in good condition and no to narrow shoulder.
Traffic: Mild with a speed limit of 55 mph, but the climb feels safe.
Provisions: None on the climb. Closest food and beverages are in Jasper five miles south of the start of our climb (Route Map).
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Jun 3, 2023
This is not rideable by any sane person on a bike. Route is on a two lane highway with no shoulder, bad visibility and 70 mph traffic.