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General Climbing Discussion

Poll Option Votes Graph
The american WI1 - WI8 0
American Mixed grades M1-M12 12
New england ice NE 1 - 5+ 0
Scottish winter grades 8
our own uniquely australian grade 2
a french alpine grade (are you kidding) 5

Topic Date User
More grading debate - oz Ice/Mixed 30-Mar-2005 At 3:30:40 PM ant
> i'm also sure the alpinists are making up
>new acronyms for each route 'cause i've never heard of half of them before...take
>anthony's route on lagun parron for instance TD+, W3, V+, A2 definitely
>sounds cool though

Complicated really. It took longer to work out the locally used grading system than it did to climb the route. The conversion is:

TD+: overall route grade, although we got called sandbaggers, and upped it to ED1
W3: the waterfall ice component (40 metres of 75 to 80 degree ice. Mmmm)
V+: the hardest rock moves (about 15-16 Ewbank)
A2: the aid component

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