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The following chart compares most of the available grading scales. A mistake often made is to combine the Australian & South African grades as the same, in fact they are about a grade apart and even more at the upper grades. The Old SA grading was used in many of the older traditional climbing areas but is seldom used today. It is very difficult to compare the bouldering grading systems to the route grading systems.

South African Climbing and Bouldering Grade Comparison Chart
South African Climbing and Bouldering Grade Comparisons


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