Grading

Introduction

When publishing a route, descriptions and drawings usually refer to a variety of grading systems.

Average difficulty

DifficultyUIAA grading
ADIII
DIV
TDV
EDVI

Winter routes

Severity

SeverityDescription
IEasy ascents below 45°
IIDifficulties with easy protection
IIIBig elevation, caution when returning, continuous difficulty, hard protection, no danger though
IVBig elevation, caution when returning, isolated area, danger
VSame as above, plus bivouac on the mountain crag

Snow - Ice

SlopeDescription
1Up to 45°
2From 45° to 60°
3From 60° to 80°
4From 80° to 90°
5Beyond 90°

Mixed

MixedDescription
M1Up to II (UIAA)
M2Up to IV (UIAA)
M3Up to V (UIAA)
M4Up to VI (UIAA)
M5Up to VII (UIAA)

Ice quality

QualityDescription
RThin ice
XFragile ice with danger of collapse
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