iBike Cycle Store in Killarney commissioned us to make a series of Cycling videos exploring beautiful Kerry. This video takes in Ballinskelligs, the great climb of Coomenaspic and then Valentia Island.
Coomenaspic is a climb that features in the Rás regularly and is one of the steepest climbs in Kerry. From the Ballinskellig’s side the main climb is 1.5km long at an average gradient of 11%. It zig zags up the mountain with 3 switch backs and 4 almost identical lengths of road that hurt ! In the video above you will see Fred on the last switchback as a rain cloud moves in over the bay.
Here are the Strava details for Coomenaspic. It’s a great climb !