ROUTE GRANADA-CLIMB OF VELETA.
(Granada-Cenes de Vega – Pinos Genil – Centro de Visitantes el Dornajo – Carretera Antigua de la Sierra – Collado de Las Sabinas – Hoya de la Mora – Veleta )
HC climb – “Hors Categorie” – (a French term for above category) climbs are the hardest rating/score given to any climb. All climb scores are based on distance, grade/elevation change, and maximum elevation. The combination of these factors drives all final climb categories and there is no subjective analysis used in the final scoring of any climb score. HC climbs will traditionally be very long (over 10 miles), very steep (average grades above 8 to 10%), or very high (above 11,000 feet) but again some extremely steep or long climbs could alone qualify it as an HC rated climb.