Saint-Roch

Elevation profile Saint-Roch
Elevation profile Saint-Roch
Elevation profile Saint-Roch
131
difficulty points
10.8%
avg. gradient
16.4%
steepest 100 meters
1km
length
107m
total ascent

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Saint-Roch is a climb in the region Heart of the Ardennes. It is 1km long and bridges 107 vertical meters with an average gradient of 10.8%, resulting in a difficulty score of 131. The top of the ascent is located at 455 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 11 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 4 photos.

Road name: Rue Saint-Roch

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
The unofficial climb of Saint-Roch starts here at the brooklet some 50 meters further on. In reality the climb is longer than officially announced. The whole climb is L-shaped. It's not an easy climb, forceful pedaling is the way to go to reach the top. There are some other steep climbs nearby ... read more
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Saint-Roch
This climb
Heart of the Ardennes
131 climbs
Belgian Luxembourg
456 climbs
Wallonia
3828 climbs
Belgian Ardennes
1926 climbs
Ardennes
2028 climbs
Belgium
6092 climbs
Europe
24150 climbs
Difficulty points
131
4
rank
27
62% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
54
62% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
209
62% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
186
62% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
242
62% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
211
62% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
9311
Average gradient
10.8%
rank
2
4% less steep than
Mur des Roteux
rank
8
22% less steep than
La Cornette
rank
64
39% less steep than
La Goulette from Olloy-sur-Viroin
rank
32
39% less steep than
La Goulette from Olloy-sur-Viroin
rank
32
39% less steep than
La Goulette from Olloy-sur-Viroin
rank
79
39% less steep than
La Goulette from Olloy-sur-Viroin
rank
785
64% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
1km
rank
121
94% shorter than
Baraque de Fraiture
rank
399
94% shorter than
Baraque de Fraiture
rank
2569
94% shorter than
Baraque de Fraiture
rank
1503
94% shorter than
Baraque de Fraiture
rank
1586
rank
3510
94% shorter than
Baraque de Fraiture
rank
18552
Total ascent
107m
rank
89
76% less ascent than
Baraque de Fraiture
rank
234
76% less ascent than
Baraque de Fraiture
rank
907
rank
761
rank
843
rank
920
rank
12424

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
0 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Traffic

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Climbing times

7 km/h 00:08:29
11 km/h 00:05:23
15 km/h 00:03:57
19 km/h 00:03:07

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Reviews/stories (11)

devision2002
1 y
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In my experience, I find this wall much harder than the hill it is given. The road is in good condition, and there are few cars passing by. Nice view of the area at the top.

Selon mon expérience, je trouve ce mur beaucoup plus dur que la côte qui lui est attribuée. La route est en bon état, et il y a peu de voitures qui passent. Belle vue sur la région au sommet.

Jozef-Kempen
1 y
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The unofficial climb of Saint-Roch starts here at the brooklet some 50 meters further on. In reality the climb is longer than officially announced. The whole climb is L-shaped. It's not an easy climb, forceful pedaling is the way to go to reach the top. There are some other steep climbs nearby that you should try.

Hier aan het beekje begint een 50-tal meters verder de officieuze beklimming van de Saint-Roch. In werkelijkheid is de beklimming dus langer dan officieel wordt aangegeven. De volledige beklimming vertoont een soort L-vorm. Het is geen gemakkelijke beklimming, met kracht pedaleren is de manier om de top te bereiken. In de nabijheid zijn er nog enkele andere steile beklimmingen die je zeker moet proberen.

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Kobe94
1 y
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I started this calf biter with a scared heart. Came already after 2km in my tour, so I was not immediately warmed up. From the first meters on it's already very steep, but after about 100 meters another steeper wall starts to rise. This climb remains damn hard until you can see the football field and chapel in the distance at the top. The last few meters, the steepness gradually decreases, and you can gradually start to shift up again.

Met een bang hartje aan deze kuitenbijter begonnen. Kwam al na 2km in mijn toertje, dus was niet meteen opgewarmd. Vanaf de eerste meters reeds zeer steil, maar na een 100-tal meter begint er nog een steilere muur op te doemen. Deze klim blijft verdomd lastig tot je in de verte op de top het voetbalveld en kapelletje ziet staan. De laatste meters neemt de steilheid gradueel af, en kan je stilaan terug wat groter beginnen schakelen.

Conrad
1 y
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First encounter with the La Chouffe, nice to have such a road in your village; ideal when your mother-in-law has to go to work by bike and 's in the afternoon she has to go back up again!
The road surface is good and you can see how steep the wall is.
Ridden it a few more times after that and when I was there in 2018 with the Maxime Montfort classic it was skipped....
Not by us, because two cycling buddies hadn't done it yet.
You ride a nice lap back to Houffalize when you turn right at the top and then you descend through the woods back.
Nice photo opportunity above the village and a nice walk through the village.

Eerste kennismaking met de La Chouffe, fijn zo'n weg in je dorp; ideaal als je schoonmoeder naar haar werk moet met de fiets en 's middags weer terug naar boven!
Het wegdek is goed en je ziet goed hoe steil de muur is die je opgaat.
Daarna nog een paar keer gereden en toen ik er in 2018 was met de Maxime Montfort classic werd hij overgeslagen..
Niet door ons, want twee fietsmakkers hadden hem nog niet gedaan.
Je rijdt een lekker rondje terug naar Houffalize als je boven naar rechts gaat en dan daal je door het bos terug.
Mooi fotomoment boven het dorp en lekker vertoeven in het dorp.

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Maarten
2 y
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A beautiful climb, especially because of the steep percentages at the beginning. After the first turn you hope to have a rest, but then the next part looms up. The houses along the road make it easy to see how steep it is.

Prachtige klim, met name door de flinke stijgingspercentages aan het begin. Na de eerste bocht hoop je even uit te kunnen rusten, maar dan doemt het volgende >10% stuk alweer op. Door de huizen langs de weg zie je ook goed hoe steil het loopt.

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Dick Monster
3 y
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Last Saturday I rode this climb. Nice light shifting, 34 * 32, and not too much looking up. Then you get there. A selfie in front of the chapel and then a careful descent to the cycling buddies who didn't dare to climb.

Afgelopen zaterdag deze klim gereden. Lekker licht schakelen, 34 * 32, en niet te veel naar boven kijken. Dan kom je er wel. Even een selfie voor het kapelletje en dan voorzichtig afdalen naar de fietsmaten die de klim niet aandurfden.

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patricia
4 y
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not only on the bike but also on foot the saint roch is quite a climb.
upside down it is even nicer, but on foot, with the bike I find it dangerous.
fantastic to do and then enjoy the surroundings and nature.

niet alleen op de fiets maar ook te voet is de saint roch een hele klim.
omgekeerd is het nog leuker, maar dan wel te voet, met de fiets vind ik dit gevaarlijk.
fantastisch om te doen en dan te genieten van de omgeving en de natuur.

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Laurens Damvogel
4 y
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If you like to drive empty against a wall, this is a good opportunity. Stylish but tasty.

Als je zin hebt om je lekker leeg te rijden tegen een muur is dit een mooie kans. Stijl maar wel lekker.

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E. Schollaert
4 y
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If you place so much importance on 'correct numbers' you could do the same for 'correct language' in your description. (You should reread it anyway?)
As for the distance, you don't make it clear where exactly the starting and finishing points are. On the road, 1 km is clearly indicated. The 'much' regarding 'traffic' also seems relative to me: I did this on 28 and 29 March 2018 and each time I was all alone on the road.

Als jullie zoveel belang hechten aan 'juiste cijfers' zouden jullie dat ook kunnen doen voor 'correcte taal' in jullie beschrijving. (Toch maar eens herlezen?)
Wat de afstand betreft maken kullie ook niet duidelijk waar precies het begin- en het eindpunt liggen. Op de weg wordt duidelijk 1 km aangegeven. Het 'veel' voor wat betreft 'verkeer' lijkt me ook al relatief: ik heb dit op 28 en 29 maart 2018 gedaan en telkens was ik helemaal alleen op de weg.

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gerhard
7 y
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cozy during Liège Bastogne

gezellig tijdens Luik Bastenaken

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stefaan verkest
8 y
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This climb is very doable but falls in the "La Chouffe" after more than 160 km and then it's really hard work. The cramps are everywhere.

Deze klim is heel goed te doen maar valt in de "La chouffe" na meer dan 160 km en dan is het echt afzien geblazen. De kramp komt dan gewoonweg overal opzetten.

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