Les Forges

Elevation profile Les Forges
Elevation profile Les Forges
Elevation profile Les Forges
97
difficulty points
6.6%
avg. gradient
11.2%
steepest 100 meters
1.9km
length
126m
total ascent

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Les Forges is a climb in the region Valleys of the Vesdre, de l'Amblève et de l'Ourthe. It is 1.9km long and bridges 126 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6.6%, resulting in a difficulty score of 97. The top of the ascent is located at 302 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 5 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 3 photos.

Road name: N62

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: French.
One of the climbs that forged the legend of Liège-Bastogne-Liège... It is essential to have ridden it at least once. If you have done so ... Prefer its little sister: Mont Lecresse by Château de Gomzé The climb in video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGQX4YqU2FQ... read more
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Les Forges
This climb
Valleys of the Vesdre, de l'Amblève et de l'Ourthe
319 climbs
Liège Province
1372 climbs
Wallonia
3828 climbs
Belgian Ardennes
1926 climbs
Ardennes
2028 climbs
Belgium
6092 climbs
Europe
24107 climbs
Difficulty points
97
4
rank
152
70% easier than
Super Stockeu from Stavelot
rank
303
70% easier than
Super Stockeu from Stavelot
rank
534
72% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
452
72% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
522
72% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
548
72% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
10972
Average gradient
6.6%
rank
81
47% less steep than
Rue du Jeu de Paume
rank
321
61% less steep than
Edelstrasse from Eupen
rank
692
63% less steep than
La Goulette from Olloy-sur-Viroin
rank
392
63% less steep than
La Goulette from Olloy-sur-Viroin
rank
418
63% less steep than
La Goulette from Olloy-sur-Viroin
rank
866
63% less steep than
La Goulette from Olloy-sur-Viroin
rank
6262
78% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
1.9km
rank
196
rank
512
rank
1252
88% shorter than
Baraque de Fraiture
rank
872
88% shorter than
Baraque de Fraiture
rank
951
rank
1490
88% shorter than
Baraque de Fraiture
rank
13378
Total ascent
126m
rank
182
rank
338
rank
661
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586
rank
668
rank
661
rank
11399

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
0 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

33% 67% 0%
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Traffic

0% 67% 33%
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Climbing times

7 km/h 00:16:25
11 km/h 00:10:27
15 km/h 00:07:39
19 km/h 00:06:03

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Reviews/stories (5)

Clarence
1 Mo 00:12:00 (9.6km/h)
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One of the climbs that forged the legend of Liège-Bastogne-Liège... It is essential to have ridden it at least once. If you have done so ... Prefer its little sister: Mont Lecresse by Château de Gomzé

The climb in video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGQX4YqU2FQ

Une des montées qui ont forgé la légende de Liège-Bastogne-Liège ... Il est indispensable de l'avoir au moins montée une fois. Si c'est fait ... Préférez sa petite soeur : Mont Lecresse par Château de Gomzé

La montée en vidéo : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGQX4YqU2FQ

Koenne
6 Mo
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One of those famous cols that you really shouldn't do. They drive so fast and so close to you that it even feels dangerous to drive up on the protruding tarmac, and make no mistake, it is not there for you. This is now the second time I have climbed it and again we were almost run off the road by some sports cars and their incompetent drivers who seemed to be looking more at the dashboard than at the road. Avoid an accident and take the climb on the left (Mont Lecresse via Château de Gomzé) if you really have to go up.

Zo een van de bekende cols die je echt niet moet doen. Ze rijden hier zo hard en rakelings langs je door dat het zelfs gevaarlijk voelt om op het uitstekende asfalt omhoog te rijden, én vergis u niet, dat ligt er niet voor u. Dit is nu de tweede keer dat ik hem beklim en ook nu werden bijna van de baan gereden door enkele sportwagens en hun incompetente bestuurders die meer op de teller op het dashboard leken te kijken dan op de baan. Vermijdt een ongeval en neem de klim links (Mont Lecresse via Château de Gomzé) als je echt omhoog moet.

Jurne
1 y
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Did not know he is / was in L-B-L, came coincidentally on my route and that I have known. Tight climb, but extremely busy. Also once ridden down, those curves are crazy.

Wist niet dat ie in L-B-L zit/heeft gezeten, kwam toevallig op m'n route en dat heb ik dan weer wel geweten. Strakke klim, maar ontzettend druk. Ook een keer naar beneden gereden, die bochten zijn wel leip.

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Franck
3 y
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Les Forges is actually a classic of Liège-Bastogne-Liège, which returns this year. For decades, this slope was the last of the course, after the famous Redoute.

It's a wide road and a rather tricky climb, with unfortunately a lot of traffic.

At the top there is a statue in honour of the Belgian Stan Ockers (world champion in 1955 and winner of the Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège).

Les Forges is eigenlijk een klassieker van Luik-Bastenaken-Luik, die dit jaar terugkeert. Decennialang was deze helling de laatste van het parcours, na de beroemde Redoute.

Het is een brede weg en een nogal lastige klim, met helaas veel verkeer.

Aan de top staat een standbeeld ter ere van de Belg Stan Ockers (wereldkampioen in 1955 en winnaar van de Waalse Pijl en Luik-Bastenaken-Luik).

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Tom
3 y
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If all goes well, this climb will be the penultimate one in Liège-Bastogne-Liège this year, between the Redoute and Roche-aux-Faucons. I'm curious!

Als het goed is, komt deze klim als voorlaatste in Luik-Bastenaken-Luik dit jaar, tussen de Redoute en de Roche-aux-Faucons. Ben benieuwd!

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