Vespers East

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Distance: 1.6km
Average Gradient: 7.7%
Maximum Gradient: 11.6%
Category: 4
Elevation gain: 123 metres
Traffic: Light traffic
Terrain: Forest
Road Surface: Good

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Vespers Hill takes you through the heartland of the  Baw Baw National Park.  The area is rich in history and offers some stunning scenery and is a great place to ride.  The climb up the rear side of Vespers Hill is short, sharp and brutal.  Located approximately 40km west of the Mount Baw Baw Alpine village.  Scary to say that this is the easier side of Vespers to climb as its a real lung burner.

The climb begins shortly after the intersection of Willow Grove Road & the Mount Baw Baw Tourist Road.

Start of the climb

Vespers East is steep right from the start.  The majority of this climb averages around 10% in gradient and the climb has long sweeping bends and the climb can seem a major grind.  You’ll want to find a good tempo to sit on if you don’t feel like cooking yourself.

The road is surrounded by state forest, with a thick foliage which will shade the road, and is a good climb to do on a hot day.   The climb finishes near Vesper Road.

This is one of those evil climbs that throws a final f#$k you.

Over the top of Vespers East is a very short descent.  In front of you is a short sharp nasty pinch well  in excess of 10% that will help to finish off your legs.

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