Background photo - U.S. #5 Pikes Peak CO.

Photos are in order going up the mountain.

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Note: Scroll  in text box to view more of the Ride Description.

Start (click and drag map; double click to move forward)

Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Mission Ridge RideWithGPS page.  Hover over the distance line at the spot you would like to begin a sub-  segment for this climb.  Click your mouse on the start point and drag the vertical graphing line the distance you wish to obtain sub-detail from, then release the  mouse at the end point.  This will give you the following sub-detail for the selected segment in the “Metrics” window top right of the page:  (a) distance, (b) elevation  gained and lost, (c) max grade, (d) average grade (e) that segment's climb category – e.g. Cat 1, HC, etc., and (f) FIETS score for the segment.

Hover cursor over segment slices (left) for exact  grade of a particular segment. Map route (bottom) colors correlate with elevation legend colors.

Climbing and Cycling WA

Mission Ridge


  • Distance:                                11 miles                  

  • Beginning elevation:            97'

  • Ending elevation:                 4,556'

  • Elevation gained:                 5,314'

  • Average Grade:                   7.1%

  • Fiets Index:                           8.84
  • Location:  Climb begins at the intersection of South Mission/Squilchuck Rd and Simmons Street, Wenatchee, WA  6 miles west of Pangborn Memorial Airport (EAT; Alaska Airlines flies here)  and 142 miles east of Seattle (47.39676, -120.30286 latitude/longitude)