In response to feedback we have added an extra grade category to the familiar green, orange, red, and black spot system first introduced in Peak Gritstone East in 2001. We now have a ‘White Spot’ which corresponds to routes at the highest level of difficulty. Sport 8a and above, trad E7, font 8A, etc.
We have updated our grade tables to take account of this change and added a few more difficulty levels since the last versions.
Free Use for Poster Printing
Please download the hi-res PDF versions of these tables if you wish to get these printed into posters.
Download Safe Trad Routes PDF - Compare UK trad grades with well-protected sport routes, UIAA, USA, Norway and Australian systems.
Download Bold Trad Routes PDF - A more difficult comparison for bold trad routes to sport grades, UIAA, USA, Norway and Australian systems.
Download Bouldering Grade PDF - Comparison between Font, V and UK tech grades.
We recommend Instantprint where an A1 poster costs around £16 (+VAT and delivery). Other similarly priced services are available.