667 ft
Distance
98 ft
Climb
-24 ft
Descent
00:04:51
Avg time

Academy Climb Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Defibrillator
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
  • Global Ranking
    #184
  • Year Opened
    2014
  • Land Manager
    CMHC

This trail was built by the NSMBA Shore Corps through Builder Academy practical training sessions. 4 sessions with an average of 10+ builders completed the trail over the course of 1 year. It was built to connect through to Rapid Transit and take uphill pressure off Salamander. Heading west, you can now climb AT turn L on RT and traverse the top of Salamander to the kiosk-no hassles mate!

Previous to this trail being built people would often push their bike up the steep end of Applicator to make a loop of Rapid Transit. This new climb trail opens up more options!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Academy Climb mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    74 ft
  • Altitude min
    732 ft
  • Altitude max
    806 ft
  • Altitude start
    732 ft
  • Altitude end
    806 ft
  • Grade
    11.127%
  • Grade max
    -21.422%
  • Grade min
    29.764%
  • Distance climb
    449 ft
  • Distance down
    189 ft
  • Distance flat
    29 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:51
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on Jan 14, 2017
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Avg: 4.05 (14 votes)

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Academy Climb Trail Reports

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Jan 14, 2017 @ 4:32pm
3 days
Clear of snow, some ice patches.
Dec 27, 2016 @ 3:09pm
Dec 27, 2016
reporter Snow is melting leaving some slushy slippery sections but also a few patches of dirt. Mostly rideable.
Dec 26, 2016 @ 2:23pm
Dec 26, 2016
reporter Decent traction, a little slippery on some of the steeper pitches.
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:12pm
Dec 15, 2016
Packed snow, but still very rideable.
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:37pm
Dec 13, 2016
reporter Colder temperatures have left it mostly hard packed, but its seen less traffic than Bridle or Cardiac. Slippery in places, harder to maintain...
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Dec 3, 2014 @ 11:28pm
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Dec 3, 2014 @ 11:26pm
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Dec 3, 2014 @ 11:25pm
Dec 3, 2014
Academy Climb, North Vancouver

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