The Great British Grade Debate Video

© Alan James
The Great British Grade Debate at ShAFF 2009  © Alan James
The panel for the Great British Grade Debate

Headlining the year's ShAFF (Sheffield Adventure Film Festival) was The Great British Grade Debate.

The debate was filmed by SteepMedia and the highlights are brought to you on the video below.

Alan James attended ShAFF and watched the debate and has put together a short report here: UKC Article

Video: The Great British Grade Debate

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9 Mar, 2009
Maybe we can all just get on with enjoying climbing now and put this to bed because it's becoming a right yawn. People grade stuff, its based on their opinion and their experience and as it gets repeats, the grade settles down. I don't think there's anything wrong with that or that anything is fundamentally wrong with British grades.
Not everyone is bored yet. I will have to watch this tonight as I don't have access to video. If this subject was a right yawn I wouldn't bother but I will.
9 Mar, 2009
...well, I'm encouraged by the fact that (so far) this thread is quiet. I'll switch the lights off and flush the toilet on my way out.
9 Mar, 2009
i mean no offence to any of the participants, organisers or attendees*, but i kind of feel that people voted with their feet as to how important this debate is to the grass roots climbing community (ie. all us bimblies and punters). *because I understand how hard it is to coordinate an event like this, the temptation of actually going out climbing, that a mistake was made charging for the event etc etc.
9 Mar, 2009
I agree. Why don't we just go and get pschyed and send some awesome blocs. Enough talk
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