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Conversion tables of climbing grades

 

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Six of the most commonly used systems


UK
UIAA
French
sport
USA
Australian

Adjective grade

Technical
grade
M
N/A
I to II
1
class 3 to class 4
3 - 5
D
N/A
II+ to III
1 to 2+
class 4 - 5.3
5 - 7
VD
N/A
III to III+
2 to 3-
5.3 - 5.4
6 - 8
HVD
N/A
III+ to IV+
2+ to 3-
5.4 - 5.6
8 - 10
MS
N/A
IV to IV+
3- to 3+
5.5 - 5.6
10 - 11
S
4a - 4b
IV to V-
3 to 4
5.5 - 5.7
10 - 12
HS
4a - 4c
IV+ to V
3 to 4+
5.6 - 5.7
12 - 13
MVS, VS
4a -4c
IV+ to V
3+ to 4+
5.6 - 5.7
12 - 14
VS
4a - 4c
V- to V+
4 to 5
5.7 - 5.8
13 - 15
HVS
4c - 5b
V+ to VI
4+ to 6a
5.8 - 5.9
15 - 18
E1
5a - 5c
VI to VI+
5+ to 6a+
5.9 - 5.10a
18 - 20
E2
5b - 6a
VI+ to VII
6a+ to 6b+
5.10b - 5.10c
19 - 21
E3
5c - 6a
VII to VII+
6b to 6c
5.10d - 5.11b
20 - 22
E4
6a - 6b
VII+ to VIII
6c to 7a
5.11b - 5.11d
22 - 23
E5
6a - 6c
VIII to IX-
7a to 7b
5.11d - 5.12b
23 - 25
E6
6b - 6c
IX- to IX+
7b to 7c+
5.12b - 5.13a
25 - 28
E7
6c - 7a
IX+ to X
7c+ to 8a+
5.13a - 5.13c
28 - 30
E8
6c - 7a
X to X+
8a+ to 8b+
5.13c - 5.14a
30 - 32
E9
7a - 7b
X+ to XI
8b+ to 8c+
5.14a - 5.14c
32 - 34
E10
7a - 7b
XI to XI+
8c+ to 9a+
5.14c - 5.15a
34- 36

More grades included in the table



UK Adj.

UK

Fr.

US

Aus.

UIAA

Belg

Pol.

DDR

Nor.

Swe.

NCCS

HS

S

 

 

 

 

5

D

sup

 

 

5-

5-

 

4b

5a

5.7

14

V

VIIa

5+

5

5

F7

VS

15

4c

5b

5.8

6-

inf

TD

sup

VI

VIIb

5+

5+

F8

16

H
VS

6

5a

5c

5.9

17

VI+

VIIc

6-

6-

F9

6+

E1

18

5b

6a

- a
b
5.10
c
+ d

7-

inf

ED

sup

VI.1

VIIIa

6

6

F10

19

E2

7

VI.1+

VIIIb

6+

6+

5c

6b

20

F11

21

7+

VI.2

VIIIc

7-

E3

7-

6c

- a
b
5.11
c
+ d

22

8-

inf





ABO

VI.2+

IXa

F12

6a

23

7

7

E4

8

VI.3

IXb

7a

24

7+

F13

25

8+

VI.3+

IXc

7+

E5

6b

-
7b
+

- a
b
5.12
c
+ d

26

9-

VI.4

Xa

8-

F14

8-

E6

27

9

VI.4+

8

6c

-
7c
+

28

9+

Xb

8

F15

 

VI.5

8+

E7

- a
b
5.13
c
+ d

29

10-

8a

+

30

VI.5+

Xc

8+

F16

7a

10

9-

E8

31

VI.6

9-

F17
?

8b

+

9

- a
b
5.14
c
+ d

32

11

VI.7

 

E9

9

 

7b

8c

+

33

9+

 

34

7c

9a

 

More grade pages on Summitpost

  • An interesting page about grades.
  • Russian Alpine Grades.
  • Hiking Grades.

    External Links

  • A good page about different grading systems on Alpinist.com
  • Another reasonable conversion estimate table