1,878 ft
Distance
256 ft
Climb
00:12:00
Avg time

Bastard Climb Details

  • Riding Area
    Smiths Gully
    Eltham
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #36561 in Mountain Biking

An Extremely Steep Trail which seems to go on forever when being ridden, it has a couple of little jump/drops that are made by dirt collecting against a fallen tree. When heading down, be careful of the sharp corners and the leaves of the shrubs on either side of the trail.

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More Stats for Bastard Climb bike trail
  • Altitude change
    256 ft
  • Altitude min
    531 ft
  • Altitude max
    788 ft
  • Altitude start
    531 ft
  • Altitude end
    788 ft
  • Grade
    13.642%
  • Grade min
    18.667%
  • Distance climb
    1,825 ft
  • Distance flat
    54 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:25
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Status:
on Sep 3, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to bastard-climb-23265 trailhead (-37.644069, 145.296410)
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Bastard Climb Trail Reports

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Sep 3, 2018 @ 6:22pm
Sep 3, 2018
Drainage logs and lots of them make this a real bastard of a climb.
Nov 2, 2017 @ 7:23am
Nov 2, 2017
I always ride this segment DH - a nice gravelly descent at pace. Watch for deep ruts in the last bit. Climbing it is a boring slog.
May 15, 2017 @ 6:29am
May 15, 2017
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