On my third attempt, I finally bested on of the more difficult hill climbs around. 18 miles of grinding up a hill in granny gear.
The first attempt, I made it 11 miles.
The second attempt, I made it 15 miles.
This weekend, I joined a small group to go for it again, and had a great ride. One of the riders was about the same pace as me on the uphill and the other two just had a nice long rest at the top. That's one of the things about being slow, I hardly get to rest!