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mvs - Feb 16, 2006 4:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Cool chart

can we expand this to the full UIAA rating? Or at least with the + and - up to VI or VII.

For U.S. folks, a table mapping YDS system to UIAA system would be much loved. I could provide that if useful.

Gabriele Roth

Gabriele Roth - Feb 16, 2006 5:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cool chart

here you can find a complete comparison table for the high difficulties.

I've limited my chart for some simple reasons :
beyond the IV UIAA only skilled climbers can go, and skilled climbers do not need explanations, they should have tried :)

On the contrary I've seen many not skilled (or beginners) climbers thinking that they're ready for a III UIAA climb after having climbed simple real I UIAA routes, so that they're going to meet some problems and some risks ...


Ario - Mar 15, 2006 4:53 pm - Voted 9/10

Molto bene !

Salve !
Gabriele, could you also add some pointers to equivalent grades in other systems, like the YDS ?
I used to think UIAA I was some kind of Class 3, UIAA II a Class 4 and UIAA 3, 3+ some kind of Class 5 to 5.4, yet I am not sure of the accuracy here...

Gabriele Roth

Gabriele Roth - Mar 28, 2006 4:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Molto bene !

I've never climbed on routes graded YDS, but your comparisons sound correct to me ...

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