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Difficulty Grades and Conversions popular


Submitted by ddt on 2006-11-12 | Last Modified on 2007-02-20

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Rock Climbing Grades


USA
(YDS)
France Australia South Africa Germany
(UIAA)
United Kingdom
5.1 2 7 8 III- M
5.2 2+ 8 9 III D
5.3 3 9/10 10 III+ VD 3a
5.4 3+ 11 12 IV- VD/HVD 3b
5.5 4 12 13 IV HVD/S 3c
5.6 4+ 13 14 IV+/V- MS 4a
5.7 5a 14/15 15 V-/V S/HS 4b
5.8 5b 15/16 16 V+/VI- HS/VS 4b
5.9 5c 17 17/18 VI-/VI HVS 4c
5.10a 6a 18 19 VI/VI+ HVS 5a
5.10b 6a+ 19 20 VII- E1 5a
5.10c 6b 20 21 VII-/VII E1 5b
5.10d 6b+ 20/21 22 VII/VII+ E2 5b
5.11a 6c 21 22/23 VII+ E2 5c
5.11b 6c/6c+ 22 23/24 VIII- E3 5c
5.11c 6c+ 22/23 24 VIII E3 6a
5.11d 7a 23 25 VIII/VIII+ E4 6a
5.12a 7a+ 24 26 VIII+ E4 6b
5.12b 7b 25 27 IX- E5 6b
5.12c 7b+ 26 28 IX-/IX E5/E6 6b
5.12d 7c 27 29 IX/IX+ E6 6b
5.13a 7c+ 28 30 IX+ E6 6c
5.13b 8a 29 31 X- E7 6c
5.13c 8a+ 30 32 X-/X E7 7a
5.13d 8b 31 33 X/X+ E8 7a
5.14a 8b+ 32 34 X+ E8 7b
5.14b 8c 33 35 XI- E9 7b
5.14c 8c+ 34 36 XI E10 7b
5.14d 9a 35 37 XI+ E10 7c
5.15a 9a+ 36 38 XI+/XII- E11 7c
5.15b 9b 37 39 XII-/XII E11 8a
5.15c 9b+ 38 40 XII E11 8b
5.15d 9c 39 41 XII+ E11 8c

Bouldering Grades


USA
(V-scale)
France
V0 2/3
V1 4
V2 5
V3 6a/b
V4 6c
V5 7a
V6 7a+
V7 7b
V8 7b+
V9 7c
V10 7c+
V11 8a
V12 8a+
V13 8b
V14 8b+
V15 8c
V16 8c+

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