South Grade Rd to Palomares Mtn (S6)

There are two roads leading up to Palomares Mountain, S6 from the South and S7 from the East. The South Grade Rd is the steeper of the two. You gain 800 m over the first 10.5 km to the intersection with East Grade Rd (S7). This is about 7.5% average grade. The road continues towards the observatory. There are mile markers every 1/5 of a mile along the road to keep yuou track. There must be beautiful views, but when I was there visibility was less than 100 m.

South Grade Rd in in the clouds