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Grading system for climbing PDF Print E-mail
There are no direct comparisons between the grading systems so the relationships listed below are very approximate and should only be used as a guide.
UK

UK (technical)

UIAA

US

Difficult


III-, III


Very Difficult


III+, IV-


Severe


IV, IV+, V-


Very Severe

(4b) 4c (5a)

V-, V, V+, VI-

5.6, 5.7, 5.8

Hard Very Severe

(4c) 5a (5b)

VI

5.9

Extreme 1 (E1)

(5a) 5b (5c)

VI+, VII-

5.10a, 5.10b

E2

(5b) 5c (6a)


5.10c, 5.10d

E3

(5c) 6a (6c)


5.11a, 5.11b

Please note: We can not accept responsibility for this table's accuracy. Grading climbs is a personal thing and not an exact science. The grades of climbs in the UK are a source of constant discussion with climbers from different areas claiming the grades in their area are harder than other areas. We leave you to make your own decision on these matters.

Last Updated ( Monday, 05 September 2005 )
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