ohhh_yeah 1909 Posted March 8 Share Posted March 8 48 minutes ago, Monkeys Fist said: The E number gives an overall rating of difficulty, amount and quality of fall protection, severity of falls etc. Most people who are “hobby climbers” will lead at around E1-2, which is still hard. E11 is fucking insane. The 7a is the difficulty of the hardest individual move on the route. Theoretically, 1a is flat ground, 1b a slight incline, 1c a step-in practice you won’t find much below 4a on anything, which are usually on the very easiest routes. When taken with the E grade, you get an indication of how hard a route is. An E1 5c, I’d expect to be mostly 5a/b moves, with one 5c move on the route. E4 6a, I’d expect 5c all the way with a few 6a moves. E11 7a I’d expect to be a few 6c moves, with sustained 7a moves throughout. I’d also shit my pants just looking at it. ( All the above are assuming a lead climb, where you clip the rope in as you go). Fuck me. I thought you were an English speaker. This gibberish! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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