Average Gradient: 5%
Elevation gain: 73 metres
Traffic:Moderate (heavy around peak hour times)
Road Surface: Good
Here is a link to the Strava segment here:
The climb starts at the corner of Emerald-Monbulk Road & David Hill Road.
David Hill Road climb
This is one of the more scenic climbs in the Dandenong Ranges. Finishing at the Monbulk College. This is a narrow road, and at times is a very quiet country road. However during Peak hour periods there may be heavy traffic.
|Start of the climb|
This is only a short climb, but offers many challenges. The climb starts around a 6% gradient, and the first 400 meters the gradient pushes upwards of 9.7%. As the road winds to the right, the gradient stays at a consistent 7% as you come upon a hairpin.
The hairpin turns sharply to your left.
As you come out of the hairpin. This is the steepest part of the climb where the road ramps up to over 10% over the next 100 meters. With the road starting to wind itself around to your right. Although the hardest part of the climb, you may find this to be the most enjoyable. With 500 meters left to climb, the gradient drops and varies between 3% – 6%. It’s pretty much a straightforward run from here.
The climb finishes in front of Monbulk College.
|End of the climb|
If you continue on towards Monbulk. There is a bit of undulating climbing over the next 1.6 km’s:
Link to segment: