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International Climbing Ratings

 

 

 

As we travel around the world through this site, it's helpful to 

compare the the different rating systems used by countries.  

So here at they are.  Can't we get together and come up with 

a common system, folks?

 

UK Adj. UK Fr. US

(YDS)

Aus. UI
AA
Belg Pol. Ger. Nor. Swe. NC
CS
HS S 4b 5a 5.7 14 5 D

sup
V VIIa 5- 5- F7
5+ 5 5
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

PLEASE NOTE:

 

UIAA            

The "standard". Not in wide use.

USA         

Two systems shown. The first is Yosemite Decimal Systems (YDS), 

the most widely used. The second is the NCCS.