Climbing grades


Useful climbing grade comparison chart:

British French UIAA USA
 
    1 I 2nd class
    2 II 3rd class
    3 III 4th class
4a VD 4a IV 5.0-5.4
  S 4b IV+ 5.5
4b HS 4c V 5.6
4c VS 5a V+ 5.7
  HVS 5b VI- 5.8
5a   5c VI 5.9
  E1 6a VI+ 5.10a
5b   6a+ VII- 5.10b
  E2 6b VII 5.10c
5c   6b+ VII+ 5.10d
  E3 6c   5.11a
    6c/c+ VIII- 5.11b
6a E4 6c+   5.11c
    7a VIII 5.11d
  E5 7a+ VIII+ 5.12a
    7b   5.12b
6b E6 7b+ IX− 5.12c
    7c IX 5.12d
  E7 7c+ IX+ 5.13a
6c   8a   5.13b
  E8 8a+ X− 5.13c
  E9 8b X 5.13d
7a E10 8b+ X+ 5.14a
    8c   5.14b
7b E11 8c+ XI− 5.14c
    9a XI 5.14d
    9a+ XI+ 5.15a
    9b   5.15b
 

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