A climb up the highest part of the Santa Cruz Mountains near Black Mountain.
The measured 8.4 miles start at the intersection with Arastradero and terminate at the intersection with Skyline. The proper climb starts at about 1.2 mile mark where the road sustains 7-8% grades for about 0.5 miles. Beyond that the grades vary wildly, with the steepest pitches in excess of 15%, two intermediates descents and a sequence of rolling hills. Along the way are some excellent views of the Silicon Valley and of Alpine Creek Basin.