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routes & rating

around the world are different systems used for valuing climbing routes. climbers get over the accounting gets a route. Most systems do not distinguish between one or a series of complicated movements produce tighter movements're together exhaustive. the British system tried here or to make it through a technical distinction between and give to a route. general appreciation the French system is based the technical difficulty of the route, making it a widely used system in different countries.



difficulty rating climbing routes



UIAA

South Africa_

North America_

Australia_

England_

France_

genera

technical

  
I 6 5.1 5   1
  7 5.2 6   2
 II 8 5.3 7 Difficult  
 III 9 5.4 8 Very Difficult  2+
 III+ 10 5.5 9 Severe  3
 IV 11 5.6 10 Hard Severe  3+
 IV+ 12 5.7 11 Very Severe 4a 4-
  13  12   4
 V- 14 5.8 13  4b 
 V 15  14   4+
    15  4c 
 V+ 16  16   5a
 VI-  5.9 Hard Very Severe 5a 5b
 VI 17  17   5c
  18 5.10a 18 E1 5b 6a
 VI+ 19     
 VII- 20 5.10b 19 E2  6a+
  21 5.10c 20  5c 6b
 VII 22 5.10d  E3  6b+
 VII+ 23 5.11a 21  6a 6c
  24 5.11b 22 E4  6c+
 VIII- 25 5.11c 23 E5  7a
 VIII 26 5.11d 24  6b 7a+
 VIII+ 27 5.12a 25 E6  7b
 IX- 28 5.12b/c 26 E7  7b+/7c
 IX 29 5.12c/d 27  6c 7c+
 IX+ 30 5.13a 28 E8  8a
 X- 31 5.13b 29  7a 8a+
 X 32 5.13c/d 30   8b
 X+ 33 5.14a 31 E9  8b+
  34 5.14b 32   8c
 XI- 35 5.14c 33   8c+
 XI   34 E10  
  36 5.14d 35  7b 9a
 XI+ 37 5.15a 36   9a+
 XII- 38 5.15b 37 E11  9b
 XII  5.15c 38   9b+

topography


in the photo below you see an example of a topography. Different routes have their own name and appreciation. In this example, they have the French system.

topographies are used to get a concise overview of all the information. In some cases it is complemented by an additional description.