Château - Crie (Jackass)

Verbier

A mythical descent that should strike fear or excitement into any rider. Very long, very steep, very technical and very exposed. Not for the faint hearted or those with a fear of heights.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
18 km
Ascent
361 m
Descent
1.7 km
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
819 m
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
21˚
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Description

This ride starts off as a rather wonderful woodland trail. It's playful, mild-mannered, and pleasant. You may be lured into wondering what all the fuss is about. The trail then quickly narrows, and an abyss opens up to your right, indicating that now is the time to get ready.

What to expect? Switchback madness!

Ride carefully, as the surrounding airiness will instill a sense of tenseness. The switchbacks have changed over time and become more rounded, but there are very few people in the world who have cleaned every single corner!

Once the switchbacks are over, you'll be treated to a steep and amazing plummet that will burn your brakes!

Another set of slightly easier switchbacks will test you before screaming your way to the bottom. There will be stories to be told from all.

Difficulty

Severe

Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

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