The Maum

Posted: July 14, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0
Under: Climbs, Routes

This gruelling climb is infamous to cyclists throughout the county and is a challenge to even the most battle hardened. It is a category 1 climb that has been involved in many a Rás Tailteann and FBD Milk Rás throughout the entire history of the event. It is relatively short witth it’s summit being only approx 2 and a half miles (nearly 5 K) from Castleisland.

The View of Castleisland from the Top of the Maum

The View of Castleisland from the Top of the Maum

This climb has two very steep sections, both at either ends with a mid section that is difficult because of the first effort and it is really tough. I would only consider this if I had comact chainset or a mountain bike with correct geaing because this climb feels like you are ascending a wall.


Distance: 2.3 Miles, 4.6 K
Height: 537 ft
Max Gradient: 8% (according to but I think it’s way steeper).


KerryCyclist View:

I have to admit, for all my cycling I have only done this once which was recently and I’m not sure that it counts because I cycled this on my Mountain Bike and it had a granny ring in front which came in very handy! Funny enough I really don’t know that I would have managed this without it.

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