Climbing rating

A comparison chart for some of the free climbing rating systems in use around the world:

Free Climbing Grading Systems
YDS
(USA)
British

Tech/Adj

French UIAA Saxon Ewbank (Australia, NZ & South Africa) Finnish Norwegian Brazilian
5.2 1 I I Isup
5.3 2 II II 11 II
5.4 3 III III 12 3 IIsup
5.5 4a VD 4a IV IV 12 4 III
5.6 S 4b IV+ V 13 5− 5− IIIsup
5.7 4b HS 4c V VI 14 5 5 IV
5.8 4c VS 5a V+ 15
HVS 5b VI- VIIa 16 5+ 5+ IVsup
5.9 5a E1 5c VI VIIb 17 6− V
5.10a 6a VI+ VIIc 18 6− 6−/6 VI
5.10b 5b E2 6a+ VII- 19 6 VI/VI+
5.10c 6b VII VIIIa 20 6 6+ VIsup/VI+
5.10d 5c E3 6b+ VII+ VIIIb 21 7- VIsup
5.11a 6c VIIIc 22 6+ 7 7a
5.11b 6c/c+ VIII- 23 7b
5.11c 6a E4 6c+ IXa 24 7− 7+ 7c
5.11d 7a VIII IXb 7c
5.12a E5 7a+ VIII+ IXc 25 7+ 7+/8− 8a
5.12b 7b 26 8− 8- 8b
5.12c 6b E6 7b+ IX− Xa 27 8 8 8c
5.12d 7c IX Xb 28 8+ 8/8+ 9a
5.13a E7 7c+ IX+ Xc 29 9− 8+ 9b
5.13b 6c 8a 9 9- 9c
5.13c E8 8a+ X− 30 9+ 9−/9 10a
5.13d E9 8b X 31 10− 9 10b
5.14a 7a E10 8b+ X+ 32 10 9/9+ 10c
5.14b E11 8c 33 10+ 9+ 11a
5.14c 7b E12 8c+ XI− 34 11− 10− 11b
5.14d 9a XI 35 11 10 11c
5.15a 9a+ XI+ 10+ 12a
5.15b 9b 12b

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