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I found a short steep hill today that I hadn't heard of before:
Old Mountain Rd on the south side of Nyack -- also called rt 28 of Rockland county [ map ].
I think it's the steepest road within 18 miles of the GWB.

It climbs west up from rt 9W, starting with steepness of 20% or more, and another section around 16-18%. Then rt 28 turns left onto South Boulevard and climbs some more, for a total around 300 vertical feet.
The bottom of Old Mountain Rd is fairly close to the normal river ride between Piermont and Nyack -- basically can take Broadway south from Nyack (over the NY Thruway) to its south end, (carefully) cross rt 9W, and there it is.
(After climbing up it, unless you're very experienced with steep descents, it's much less steep to go north down Shadyside onto rt 9W north, soon turn Right and cross over the Thruway, then down Clinton Av back to Broadway or Piermont Av -- or continue southwest on rt 28 into Clausland Mt Rd.)​
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Bob Ross said:
Mountain Road up in Cornwall (near West Point). Now that is a ***** of a climb
Thanks for letting us know about another good one [ map ]. Some preliminary measurements off some topo software seem to indicate that it's more than twice as big as Old Mt Rd in south Nyack. Overall average grade less than 10%, but it seems to have near its top about 200 vertical feet around 12-14% grade. Hope to get to check it out in the fall.

Bob Ross said:
Mountain Road in Cornwall ... makes both of those Nyack roads look like a tiny roller. Seriously.
You have no clue.
Seriously.

How about tell us how high a gear you can climb this Old Mountain Rd? [ see on map ].
Just a "roller", so sounds like 52x17 ought to be no problem for you - right?
Maybe you can post here when you're going down to Nyack to show how it's done -- or have somebody get a video with their phone of you climbing just the first half in 52x17.

When you're finished with that, you could head west and try Kain Rd [ map ], (it's about as close to Nyack as Cornwall's Mountain Rd) -- let us know how easy that is compared to Cornwall-on-Hudson.

Ken
 
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