How we grade our routes
On our route walls we use the Yosemite Decimal System to grade routes to challenge our clientele and prepare them for their goals, be it outdoor objectives, personal fitness challenges or competitions.
You will find the route grades on a black wooden tag at the start of the route. This tag will also show you the colour of holds to follow and any notes on whether the route is “lead only” or “top rope only”. You will also get information on when the route is coming down or whether it just went up that week.
Please pay attention to the tags to prepare yourself for the challenge.
How we grade our boulders
In our bouldering area, our aim is to create a spread of 5 colour circuits that overlap slightly to challenge a climber up the staircase of difficulty.
We want to encourage our community to grow as climbers from wherever they are at by providing a range of movement as wide as possible, from old school granite slab, to competition contraptions. We look to challenge you technically, physically and mentally throughout the colour circuits.
How are we doing?
Our team loves feedback; it is how we improve and create meaningful dialogue. Please do not hesitate to leave comments at the front desk, comment on the kaya app, or email our head setter on what you like (or don’t like!) in our setting.
Head Setter: Tristan Salsonheadsetter@climbgroundup.com
Miss seeing the full grades on the bouldering wall?
Want to give us feedback on the climbs?
…Have you downloaded KAYA yet? We encourage you to try out the app and start logging your sends. You can upload videos of your sends so other members of the community can view your beta. You can also rate the climbs, provide feedback to our setting team, as well as add tags to let other climbers know if the climb consists of crimps, slopers, compression, and so forth.