Links to maps and cue sheets from the 2011 Beginning Climbing Clinic.
In January and February 2011, the DBC put together an 8-week series of relaxed and supportive rides to encourage interested members to come out and climb progressively more challenging hills. The goal was to climb Mt Diablo on the last session.
We tried to de-emphasize the typical obsession on mileage and elevation gain (although that info is listed here for ride planning purposes). We kept each ride to about 30 miles; we tried to keep the climbing gradient in the 5-8% range.
Here is a list of the rides from the clinic, with links to each map and cue sheet.
|Week||Ride name||Start||Miles||Climbing||Ride description||RWGPS link|
|1||Steiger Squared||Winters||27.5||800||Outnback thru the English Hills to climb Steiger Canyon||Map/Cue|
|2||Markley Cove||Winters||27.5||1200||Outnback over Monticello Dam to Markley Cove Marina||Map/Cue|
|3||Steiger-Can’t Elope||Winters||27.5||1300||Loop that climbs one side of Steiger and goes over Cantelow||Map/Cue|
|4||Dam Cardiac||Winters||29.5||1700||Outnback over Monticello Dam and then ascends Cardiac||Map/Cue|
|5||Cantaloupe Mix||Winters||32.5||1800||Loop that climbs Cantelow and then the first 2 miles of Mix Canyon||Map/Cue|
|6||Winters-Moskowite||Winters||40||2500||Outnback over the Dam, Cardiac, and Tandem Hill||Map/Cue|
|7||Howell Mtn Double||St Helena||28||3100||Double climb of Howell Mtn between Napa Valley and Pope Valley||Map/Cue|
|8||Mt Diablo||Danville||29||3600||Outnback that climbs Mt D from the South Gate side||Map/Cue|