Grading sport climbs

This is how the Grading System functions for sportsclimbing. Here’s a comparison table from the 4 most important countries. Note that Asia uses both the french and american grading system in mix.

The table starts from the easiest grade at the top and ends at the most ifficult grade at the bottom. A 6c+ in France is equalivent to a 8- in Germany, a 6a in Great Britain and in the States, you’re talkin This is how the Grading System functions for sportsclimbing. Here’s a table from the 4 most important countries. Note that Asia uses both the french and american grading system in mix.

The table starts from the easiest grade at the top and ends at the most difficult grade at the bottom. A 6c+ in France is equalivent to a 8- in Germany, a 6a in Great Britain and in the States, you’re talking about 5.11c

France U.I.A.A. G.B U.S.A
3a,b,c III 5.5
< 4a,b,c IV- < 5.6
< 5a V+ < 4c < 5.7
< 5b V+ < 5.8
< 5c VI- < 5a < 5.9
< 6a VI < 5.10a
< 6a+ VI+ 5b 5.10b
6b VII- 5.10c
6b+ VII 5c 5.10d
6c VII+ 5.11a – 5.11b
6c+ VIII- 6a 5.11c
7a VIII 5.11d
7a+ 6b 5.12a
7b VIII+ 5.12b
7b+ IX- 5.12c
7c IX 6c 5.12d
7c+ IX+ 5.13a
8a 5.13b
8a+ X- 7a 5.13c
8b X 5.13d
8b+ X+ 7b 5.14a
8c XI- 5.14b
8c+ XI- XI 5.14c
9a XI 5.14d

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