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Andreh
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Grades

Postby Andreh » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:28 am

I was just wondering, which is the generally accepted grade conversion table used by climbers in SA: the SACIN table dated around 2006 or the one shown in Andrew Pedley's Waterval Boven Guide, which was updated in February 2013? (I would imagine the latter...?) There seem to be some (very) small differences between the two - mostly at the lower end around SA 18 compared to the French grade.

A friend of mine from Czechoslovakia (they use the French grading system) is coming to visit me and wanted to have a look at some route guides and compare grades. Which table should I send him?

Thanks,

André

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Wes
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Re: Grades

Postby Wes » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:37 am

I generally use the one on wikipedia. It isnt always accurate but considering that grading across the country differs immensely, this is probably the best you are going to get,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grade_(climbing)#Comparison_tables

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Re: Grades

Postby mokganjetsi » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:03 pm

wikipedia seems a bit out-of-whack on the higher grades. much of a muchness, but for my money:
http://www.climbing.co.za/sa-climbing-b ... mparisons/

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Re: Grades

Postby brianweaver » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:35 pm

Use the one in the Waterval Boven guide
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Re: Grades

Postby malcs » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:54 pm

What about this one? http://www.climbing.co.za/sa-climbing-b ... mparisons/
Interesting how big the difference is, eg Ozzy 16 could be anything between SA 16 and 19 :shock:

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Re: Grades

Postby Andreh » Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:53 pm

Ok thanks everyone for your input.

Andre.

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Re: Grades

Postby Chris F » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:11 pm

malcs wrote:What about this one? http://www.climbing.co.za/sa-climbing-b ... mparisons/
Interesting how big the difference is, eg Ozzy 16 could be anything between SA 16 and 19 :shock:


In my experience of climbing in Oz and NZ, the grades felt pretty much exactly in line with SA grades, maybe +/- a grade at most.

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Re: Grades

Postby Andreh » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:25 pm

malcs: that's the one I meant from 2006.

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