Whatever you do, don't get off and push.
No one disagrees with you: those massive, steep climbs are lame. Don't
try to find the long way around, though, and by all means, do not get
off and push. Slap the e*thirteen Extended Range Cog on your freehub
body, and go for it. You buy yourself precious extra gear-inches with
either the 40- or 42-tooth big ring back there, making even the worst
uphill grinds a bit more bearable, if not possible, where they once
weren't. The world of what you think you can ride will expand. Only
compatible with 1x drivetrains.
- Extend your one-by drivetrain's gearing to a knee-friendly 40 or 42t cog