The Lecht from Cock Bridge

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Elevation profile The Lecht from Cock Bridge
Elevation profile The Lecht from Cock Bridge
Elevation profile The Lecht from Cock Bridge
318
difficulty points
6.7%
avg. gradient
17.9%
steepest 100 meters
4.2km
length
279m
total ascent

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The Lecht from Cock Bridge is a climb in the region Aberdeenshire. It is 4.2km long and bridges 279 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6.7%, resulting in a difficulty score of 318. The top of the ascent is located at 643 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 2 reviews of this climb and uploaded 2 photos.

Road names: A939 & Lecht Road

5.0 by Steve_S_T
When I got my first view of the A939 bending upwards onto The Lecht, all I could think was "that's a proper wall". And so it was. There was to be no gradual upping of the gradient, just straight into a mid- teen percent, muscle burner of a climb. My memory is of three distinct steep s... read more
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The Lecht from Cock Bridge
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Statistics

The Lecht from Cock Bridge
This climb
Aberdeenshire
17 climbs
Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire
17 climbs
Scotland
271 climbs
Europe
46796 climbs
Difficulty points
318
rank
3
rank
3
rank
11
rank
7753
Average gradient
6.7%
rank
4
rank
4
rank
44
52% less steep than
Montrose Street
rank
12278
77% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
4.2km
rank
6
71% shorter than
Cairnwell Pass from Braemar
rank
6
71% shorter than
Cairnwell Pass from Braemar
rank
98
79% shorter than
Glen Etive from Loch Etive
rank
14452
Total ascent
279m
rank
4
42% less ascent than
Cairn O'Mount from Strachan
rank
4
42% less ascent than
Cairn O'Mount from Strachan
rank
44
55% less ascent than
Bealach na Ba from Tornapress
rank
11989

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
3 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Climbing times

7 km/h 00:35:34
11 km/h 00:22:38
15 km/h 00:16:36
19 km/h 00:13:06

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Reviews (2)

Steve_S_T
2 Mo 5.0 00:20:15 (12.3km/h)

When I got my first view of the A939 bending upwards onto The Lecht, all I could think was "that's a proper wall". And so it was. There was to be no gradual upping of the gradient, just straight into a mid- teen percent, muscle burner of a climb. My memory is of three distinct steep sections, each with a slight downhill or easing of the gradient at the upper end, and you know it's steep when 12% feels like sweet relief. Towards the top of the third section the road becomes exposed to the elements, and on the day of my ride I felt the full force of a very stiff westerly coming from my left, which definitely upped the challenge element. As the road curved round and flattened somewhat the cross wind became a cross tail and boosted me up to the ski station whilst enjoying the lovely view out to the west.

The Lecht from Cock Bridge
The Lecht from Cock Bridge
FalconExile
1 y 4.0

I attempted this in September 2021. I was blown backwards by a gust of wind on the third hairpin. Two attempts to get back on the bike ended up on the deck. It was probably beautiful if I could have seen anything through tears of frustration. Ended up walking most of the way to the ski station, leaning at 45 degrees against the bike. Then had to pedal downhill most of the way into Tomintoul to move forward. Don't try this when the wind is gusting to over 100Km/h