Roche-à-Frêne

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Elevation profile Roche-à-Frêne
Elevation profile Roche-à-Frêne
Elevation profile Roche-à-Frêne
190
difficulty points
8.6%
avg. gradient
14%
steepest 100 meters
2.3km
length
194m
total ascent

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Roche-à-Frêne is a climb in the region Heart of the Ardennes. It is 2.3km long and bridges 194 vertical meters with an average gradient of 8.6%, resulting in a difficulty score of 190. The top of the ascent is located at 379 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 13 reviews of this climb and uploaded 6 photos.

Road names: Route des Roches & Al Béole

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
Despite the fact that the road surface is pretty straight up, this is a nice climb. The road surface is good, the percentages even and it is also very quiet. The Roche a frene is also a real col, judging by the sign on top.... read more
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Cycling routes

Personally mapped out and verified by climbfinder!
Name Distance Total ascent Climbs
Sprimont - Rideux - Sprimont
Sprimont - Rideux - Sprimont
4.3
106.3km 2011m 12

Statistics

Roche-à-Frêne
This climb
Heart of the Ardennes
217 climbs
Belgian Luxembourg
840 climbs
Belgian Ardennes
2810 climbs
Ardennes
3414 climbs
Wallonia
5121 climbs
Belgium
7939 climbs
Europe
41914 climbs
Difficulty points
190
rank
11
44% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
15
44% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
48
44% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
86
44% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
52
44% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
51
44% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
11691
Average gradient
8.6%
rank
9
25% less steep than
Saint-Roch
rank
32
38% less steep than
La Cornette
rank
149
51% less steep than
La Goulette from Olloy-sur-Viroin
rank
176
64% less steep than
Kuesselt from Welscheid
rank
279
51% less steep than
La Goulette from Olloy-sur-Viroin
rank
336
51% less steep than
La Goulette from Olloy-sur-Viroin
rank
4465
71% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
2.3km
rank
103
86% shorter than
Baraque de Fraiture
rank
333
86% shorter than
Baraque de Fraiture
rank
955
86% shorter than
Pannensterzkopf via Ternell
rank
1197
86% shorter than
Pannensterzkopf via Ternell
rank
1258
86% shorter than
Pannensterzkopf via Ternell
rank
1431
86% shorter than
Pannensterzkopf via Ternell
rank
20720
Total ascent
194m
rank
29
57% less ascent than
Baraque de Fraiture
rank
59
57% less ascent than
Baraque de Fraiture
rank
187
59% less ascent than
Signal de Botrange from Membach
rank
297
59% less ascent than
Signal de Botrange from Membach
rank
186
59% less ascent than
Signal de Botrange from Membach
rank
187
59% less ascent than
Signal de Botrange from Membach
rank
14494

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
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Road surface condition

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Traffic

91% 9% 0%
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Climbing times

7 km/h 00:19:19
11 km/h 00:12:17
15 km/h 00:09:01
19 km/h 00:07:07

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Reviews (13)

RienTK
3 Mo 4.0
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For me the most beautiful climb in the wider area, together with the Col du Rideux - Nord a beautiful tandem.

Voor mij de mooiste klim in de ruime omgeving, samen met de Col du Rideux - Nord een prachtige tandem.

DeStas
9 Mo 4.0
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Climbed in the wake of the Col du Rideux, I prefer this one 100 times over: good surface, little traffic and a lovely view of the valley on the right. An average length for the Ardennes, the climb is fairly straight and regular, but the gradients are definitely there! A must-do if you enjoy a challenge!

Grimpé dans la foulée du col du Rideux, je préfère celui-ci, bon revêtement, peu de circulation et jolie vue sur la vallée à droite. D'une longueur moyenne pour les Ardennes, ascension assez rectiligne et régulière mais les pourcentages sont bien là! A découvrir si vous appréciez les défis!

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haraldstieber
2 y 3.0

Nice climb, personally I prefer it to the Col de Haussire which, by the way, is by no means more difficult because of its descending part midway...

Jasper08
2 y 5.0
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Nice climb, but a tough one. Continuously quite steep, but never too steep. With a steady pace you'll get there.
Nice area to cycle in on a quiet road with little traffic and decent tarmac. Highly recommended this one!

Mooie klim, maar wel een pittig ding. Continu vrij steil, maar nooit te steil. Met een gelijkmatig tempo kom je er wel.
Mooie omgeving om in te fietsen op een rustige weg met weinig verkeer en behoorlijk asfalt. Een aanrader deze!

Robbe_Buls
2 y 3.0
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For those who think: "Roche-à-Frêne, never heard of it, so it will be better than expected", beware. This one is a real disappointment. The profile shows nicely how the climb is structured: always about the same steepness, but the percentages are high. Once you're through the village, the percentage starts to weigh. Don't choose too small in the beginning, because you might need your painkiller towards the end.

Voor zij die denken: "Roche-à-Frêne, nog nooit van gehoord, dus het zal wel meevallen", pas toch maar op. Deze valt lelijk tegen. Het profiel geeft mooi aan hoe de klim in elkaar zit: altijd ongeveer even steil, maar de percentages zijn wel hoog. Eenmaal je het dorpje door bent, begint dat percentage toch al te wegen. Kies in het begin niet te klein, want je zou je pijnstiller wel eens kunnen nodig hebben naar het einde toe.

WillaertMario
2 y 4.0
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It remains a beautiful climb, already done a few times with the Vélomedianne, where it is one of the sharper ones.
At the top a sign of Col and a nice view, especially with nice weather.

Het blijft een prachtige klim, al enkele malen gedaan met de Vélomedianne, waar het één van de scherprechters is.
Boven een bordje van Col en een mooi uitzicht, zeker met mooi weer.

Dannes
3 y 5.0
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This is a great climb to get your calves burning! Don't forget to enjoy the surroundings...

Dit is een pracht klim om je kuiten te laten branden! Vergeet niet om ook van de omgeving te genieten...

Merlingraphy
3 y 4.0
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Despite the fact that the road surface is pretty straight up, this is a nice climb. The road surface is good, the percentages even and it is also very quiet. The Roche a frene is also a real col, judging by the sign on top.

Ondanks dat het wegdek vrij recht omhoog loopt is dit een mooie klim. Het wegdek is goed, de percentages gelijkmatig en het is ook erg rustig. Daarnaast ook mooie uitzichten, en de Roche a frene is ook nog eens een echte col getuige het bord bovenop.

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frederikvereecke
3 y 4.0
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Very nice steady climb. The road works are over, the road surface is fine. Don't forget to admire the valley on your left while climbing. Very nice panorama. Followed by a nice descent (via Fays to Deux-Rys)

Hele mooie gelijkmatige klim. De wegenwerken zijn afgelopen, het wegdek is prima. Vergeet ook vooral niet tijdens het klimmen de vallei aan je linkerzijde te bewonderen. Heel mooi panorama. Gevolgd door een leuke afdaling (via Fays naar Deux-Rys)

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Roger
4 y
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Road surface is in good shape again, but what a climb with great views.

Wegdek ligt er weer prima bij, maar wat een klim met geweldig uitzicht.

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Thijs Vandoren
6 y
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What Guy says is absolutely right: the road works are spoiling the experience. However, I kept on riding and the thick gravel (which is nicely pressed down on some parts, but sometimes not at all) make the climbing a real hell ride. For lovers of gravel a top slope! (And doable with Schwalbe Durano Plus as well).

Wat Guy zegt, klopt als een bus: de wegenwerken strooien roet in het eten. Ik ben echter blijven rijden en de dikke kiezel (die op sommige stukken mooi aangedrukt liggen, maar soms ook helemaal niet) maken het klimwerk tot een echte helletocht. Voor de liefhebbers van graveltochten een tophelling! (En met Schwalbe Durano Plus ook te doen dus.)

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Guy
6 y
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Beautiful climb, but quite steep (remains steep to the top). Very quiet area, little traffic.
July 2017: road works: after a few hundred metres the road surface was completely broken up and strewn with thick stones. Consequence: on foot to the next village, no more cycling possible.

Prachtig klim, maar behoorlijk pittig ( blijft steil tot de top ). Zéér rustige omgeving, weinig verkeer.
Juli 2017: wegenwerken: na een paar honderd meter wegdek volledig opengebroken en bezaaid met dikke keien. Gevolg: te voet verder tot aan het volgend dorpje, geen fietsen meer mogelijk.

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Pieter
10 y
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It's a nice climb to take after the Col du Rideux-Nord. You have two climbs right after each other. Magnificent surroundings!

Deze klim kun je mooi pakken na de Col du Rideux-Nord. Heb je twee toppers vlak na elkaar. Schitterende omgeving!