Australian Rock Climbing Grades Chart

Australian climbers like to keep it simple, and thanks to a former Brit, we have one of the most straight-forward climbing grade systems in the world, invented in the 60's by John Ewbank,.

Running from 1 to 35, the Ewbank climbing grade system uses one number to represent the technical difficulty, exposure, length, quality of rock, protection and any additional factors that contribute to the difficulty of a route. See the tables below to see what the numbers mean, with international rock climbing grades comparisons ranging from novice to super elite!

Internation Rock Climbing Grades Comparison chart

Bouldering Grades Chart

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