Grades Comparison Tables

The following grade table is taken from the Rockfax web site. This table makes an attempt at comparing the British E-grade with other grading systems. There is much more about the British grading system on the Rockfax web site, including a high quality PDF version of this table, plus adapted tables for Safe Routes and Bouldering Grades.

International Grade Table

The table below is based on the one collated by Ellert. This version is slightly different, in that most of the grading systems have been made more linear. This one is kept because it includes many more grades although the conversion from the British E-grade is vague. It is more useful in comparing the more linear systems across the World.

You can also read more about the UK Grading system and also on the Rockfax web site.

UK Adj. UK Fr. US Aus. UI
AA
Belg Pol. DDR Nor. Swe. NC
CS
HS S 5 D

sup
5- 5-
4b 5a 5.7 14 V VIIa
5+ 5 5 F7
VS 15
4c 5b 5.8 6- inf

TD

sup
VI VIIb 5+ 5+ F8
16
H
VS
6
5a 5c 5.9 17 VI+ VIIc 6- 6- F9
6+
E1 18
5b 6a - a
b
5.10
c
+ d
7- inf

ED

sup
VI.1 VIIIa 6 6 F10
19
E2 7 VI.1+ VIIIb 6+ 6+
5c 6b 20 F11
21 7+ VI.2 VIIIc 7-
E3 7-
6c - a
b
5.11
c
+ d
22 8- inf





ABO
VI.2+ IXa F12
6a 23 7 7
E4 8 VI.3 IXb
7a 24 7+ F13
25 8+ VI.3+ IXc 7+
E5 6b
-
7b
+
- a
b
5.12
c
+ d
26 9- VI.4 Xa 8- F14
8-
E6 27 9 VI.4+ 8
6c -
7c
+
28 9+ Xb 8 F15
VI.5 8+
E7 - a
b
5.13
c
+ d
29 10-
8a

+
30 VI.5+ Xc 8+ F16
7a 10 9-
E8 31 VI.6 9- F17
?
8b

+
9
- a
b
5.14
c
+ d
32 11 VI.7
E9 9
7b 8c

+
33 9+
34
7c 9a