Paternoster (Cockatoo)

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Distance: 400 metres
Average Gradient: 11%
Maximum Gradient: 20%
Category: 4
Elevation gain: 92 metres
Terrain: Farmland
Road Surface: Good

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The Dandenong’s is renown for having some very nasty short pinches that are truly brutal to climb.  If you’re a hill junkie like me then you’ll go out of your way to give them a go.

Paternoster Road climb

Paternoster Road is just outside of Cockatoo, and is just short, sharp & brutal.  Traffic can be quite heavy through here.  Thankfully there’s a slip lane to the side of the road to keep you away from traffic.  I can pretty much guarantee that you will be making very slow progress grinding your way up this one.

This is one of those horrible hills that just don’t finish.  You’ll find a false flat with undulating climbing to contend with over the top of the climb.

Paternoster takes you past one of the areas most difficult climbs.  Bailey’s Road which is 1.8km @ 9.2% & a great climb to combine with Paternoster.

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