What do you think is the correct way to grade a single pitch route (about 10 to 30 meters)?
I know climbing grade are affected by subjectivity. However is there a list of objective elements to take in account which have been agreed in the climbing community?
For example, here follows some "disputable" objective elements:
- size of holds
- relative distance between holds
- how the route is bolted
Another disputable objective element in grading is the common rule that the actual grade of the route reflects the hardest passage in it. This means we can have a 30m route with a lot of 6a passages, and a 10m route with a single 6a passage, both graded 6a: in this case the first route I think would be much more difficult to send, even if it is graded the same as the second route.