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Aug 4, 2004, 1:59 PM
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Brasilian Grade  (North_America: United_States: Colorado: Front_Range: Monument_Rock: South_Face)
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The brasilian grade is unique and a bit complex, i will try to explain it.
5 VIIa A1(VIIc) E2 D4
5--> means the general grade
VII--> means the obrigatory crux(could not be done in aid)
A1-->(easy/simple artificial grade)
(VIIc)-->means the grade of artificial step if it done in free
E2-->exposition grade, means good protection
D4-->The usual time for average climbers to make the route, D4 means 6 to 8 hours of climb.
Comparison of brasilian grade and from another contrys
Brasil USA France
I 5.1
Isup 5.2 1
II 5.3 2
IIsup 5.4 3
III 5.5 4a
IIIsup 5.6 4b
IV 5.7 4c
IVsup 5.8 5a
V 5.9 5b
Vsup 5.10a 5c
VI 5.10b 6a
VIsup 5.10c 6a+
VIIa 5.10d 6b
VIIb 5.11a 6b+
VIIc 5.11b 6c
VIIIa 5.11c 6c+
VIIIb 5.11d 7a
VIIIc 5.12a 7b
IXa 5.12b 7b+
IXb 5.12c 7c
IXc 5.12d 7c+
Xa 5.13a 8a
Xb 5.13b 8a+
Xc 5.13c 8b
XIa 5.13d 8b+
Exposition grade:
E1:very safe routes, ten or more bolts per pich
E2:good protection, the usual of brasilian routes
E3:regular protection, risk of injury if fall in some steps
E4:risky route, if the leader fall in some steps he may die
E5:very commited, risky for the bolth dies of someone falls
Duration Grade:
D1:one to three hours
D2:three to four hours
D3:four to six hours
D4:six to eight hours
D5:eight to twelve hours, almost all average climbers need to sleep in the wall
D6:multiple days of climb in the route
If you still have someone doubth, send me a e-mail or pm

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