Trevers89 wrote:At the end of the day it's everyone's own responsibility to know what they're getting themselves into, and if you research a route beforehand you can generally get a good enough idea of what you're going to meet. Thing is that despite the disclaimers on websites and in books, scrambling is seen as something that anyone and their gran can come have a go at and I doubt that everyone does their homework so thoroughly. Having a grading system which is so vague and inconsistent doesn't help at all.
I probably should have put this in the Europe board as I don't really know how things stack up in the YDS and other systems
Trevers89 wrote:At least Alpinism is pretty unambiguous :p
sjarelkwint wrote:Striding edge and Crib Coch are both Class 1
The main difference is routefinding on Crib Coch, I consider it even easier than grade 1 or grade 1 at the limit ... You can easily make it grade 3 or a rock climb which is making it fun
Check my north ridge page of crib coch, it is even a walk-up in my opinion ...
Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:Scrambling is a vague term that can mean different things to different people. Generally, though, I think scrambling is best defined as Yosemite decimal system Class 3.
Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:I just returned from a "scrambling" trip to the Wadi Rum in Jordan, where "scrambling" means free-soloing up to YDS grade 5.3 or French 3 or UIAA III.
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