/ alpine sport grades!

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Mountain Spirit - on 14 Nov 2012
Hi.

If a route on an alpine peak has a sport grade eg F7b+ or a UIAA grade eg VII and no trad grade like E5 6b does it mean it is a sport route and no protection is needed?

Divine providence is given F7b+/F7c and Ueli Steck's super hard route on The Eiger North Face is given F8a.

Bye

Savvas
Big Lee - on 14 Nov 2012
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

On the continent they grade both sport and trad using F grades to measure rock difficulty. The Eiger is not bolted yet I'm afraid.
JimboWizbo - on 14 Nov 2012
In reply to Mountain Spirit: Your guide book will advise on how equipped the route is
Mountain Spirit - on 15 Nov 2012
In reply to JimboWizbo:

Hey JW.

Thanks for the advice.
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Mountain Spirit - on 15 Nov 2012
In reply to Big Lee:

Hey Lee.

I thought Robert Jasper does sport routes ion The Eiger North Face!

Aren't the Harlin and Japanese Diretiisimas bolted mixed routes?

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