Grade Ratings




A grade rating is often allocated to a climb to indicted the level of commitment required


Grade I & II

Short crag routes however these grades are used infrequently

Grade III

A half day route

Grade IV

A route which typically requires a full day to complete

Grade V

A shorter big wall routes that typical require two to three days

Grade VI

A long big wall route that typically requires between three and nine days to complete. An example of such routes are the routes on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, USA.

Grade VII

An extreme alpine big wall that typically requires over ten days to complete



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