How to grade climbing routes – Adam Ondra

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How to grade climbing routes – Adam Ondra

Climbing route grading is always a very sensitive topic amongst climbers. Routes can feel like they are over-graded or under-graded based on numerous reasons. Climbers may find that the moves are too far or too compact for their height, holds are too small or too big for their hands and the list goes on. So instead of asserting our opinion on how to grade a route, let’s listen to the opinion of the world’s best climber Adam Ondra.

Adam Ondra climbing grades / How I grade routes

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