Hello loves! I’m finally doing a post on this blog. I climb at a local YMCA every Tuesday. And today I’m going to be talking about what I did this Tuesday.
Tonight I did a few harder routes. I did a 5.7, 5.9 and a 5.11.
Climbing Grades 101
Grades are numbers assigned to a route and are used to describe that route’s climbing difficulty.
There are at least a dozen different grading systems in the world; they vary between different countries and regions. Here in the U.S, we use the Yosemite Decimal System (YDS) to grade routes, while we use the V-Scale to grade boulder problems.
Route-climbing grades begin at 5.1 and currently go up to 5.15c. Bouldering grades begin at V0 and currently go up to V16. Both are open-ended scales, meaning that harder routes/boulders may exist, but no one has achieved that next level yet.
5.7 is pretty easy for me but it’s still fun.
5.9 is a little harder but it gives me a challenge.
I liked the 5.11 but of course, I can’t feel my fingers right now. -It actually hurts every key I press-
And there were a few other routes I tried but didn’t complete. But, I’ll try them next week.
I forgot to take pictures tonight. So, sorry for that.
Well, I think that’s it for tonight. Sorry, this post was so short I’ll have to work on that.