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reborne


Mar 11, 2003, 7:36 AM
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"c"?? ratings for mountainering
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does anyone know about "c" ratings for mountainering my boss was asking me about it caus he is planning some trip to alaska and was thinking of having someone haul him up to some summit, long story short i had no idea what he was refering to and neither did he so i thought i would ask


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Well of course "C" usually refers to clean aid, which I doubt is going to happen on that trip. I know some guide services (l think the AAI or Alpine Ascents, one of the two) uses a rating system to describe the requisite skill for a climb; I'm pretty sure C is one of thier ratings.


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It's alpine ascents that uses the C system. See http://www.alpineascents.com/cascades-rainier.asp for example. Towards the bottom of the page under "Climbing Level" it says C-2. Just thier system, I guess.


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In our club (ACC-Alpine Club of Canada) we using rating C even for day alpine trips.
Fod example: C2 is 8-12 hours trip.
Usually if it's rock climbing, glacier travel and ice climb involved on the route, we move rate from C5 up to D5. Grade D is applicable if you have more than 12 hours per day trip.


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It's alpine ascents that uses the C system. See http://www.alpineascents.com/cascades-rainier.asp for example. Towards the bottom of the page under "Climbing Level" it says C-2. Just thier system, I guess.

Looks like some random rating system they came up with to express both the strenuousness and technicality of a climb.

Usually for alpine stuff, people will use Euro ratings F, PD, D, TD, ED
or commitment ratings (I--VII), plus ratings of the hardest pitches.
There's no perfect rating... sometimes it's best to give the approach a separate rating.


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