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General Climbing Discussion

Author
% of Climbers climbing grade X
qman
29/01/2008
12:14:06 PM
Does anyone have any figures of what % of climbers climb grade X.

I suspect that the numbers would drop away very quickly above Grade 20 and that the % of climbers climbing above grade 25 would be well less than 5%.

Any ideas.

nmonteith
29/01/2008
12:15:21 PM
25.73% of climbers climb grade 22.341

Richard
29/01/2008
1:04:45 PM
strange ... I have never found a grade 22.341 climb? [:-)]

OK, let be serious now.

Where does this come from (so how accurate might it be?) The % seems high to me.

EJ
29/01/2008
1:06:54 PM
On 29/01/2008 nmonteith wrote:
>25.73% of climbers climb grade 22.341

Haha, an interesting stat from an unconfirmed source mentioned, "Typically 73% of people make up their own statistics.)

:)
owl
29/01/2008
1:10:00 PM
Send an email to the guys at thecrag.com. They can query their database and give you cool facts.

nmonteith
29/01/2008
1:30:50 PM
98.381% of climbers have never heard of thecrag.com :-)

Hawkman
29/01/2008
2:16:43 PM
On 29/01/2008 Richard wrote:
>strange ... I have never found a grade 22.341 climb?

Get on Weak as I am at shipley then!
Grades go from 0.5 below to 0.5 above (ie grade 22 is 21.51 - 22.50. So a soft 23 might be a 22.6 and a solid 22 might be 22.45 :)


dimpet
29/01/2008
2:35:05 PM
From the chockstone survey I did a little while ago I got the following numbers.
It doesn't mean much because there was only 42 replies for trad climbers

Grade and Number of people
13 2
14 1
15 1
16 5
17 2
18 3
19 4
20 1
21 5
22 5
23 4
24 4
25 3

westie
29/01/2008
2:35:05 PM
hey qman,

I think I did a straw poll on this a couple of months ago on this site.
gfdonc
29/01/2008
3:17:44 PM
Just ignore Neilo, he's having a bad day...

evanbb
29/01/2008
3:36:24 PM
I suspect any such survey would be skewed to the upper grades. Soft bumblies might be a little coy about their achievements and not respond or inflate the numbers slightly to make them feel better. At the other end, hard climbers only climb so they can tell others about their grades. So they will definitely respond, and base their submission on the weird overgraded 2 bolt route at their secret crag that represents the zenith of their career to date.
PDRM
29/01/2008
3:40:52 PM
On 29/01/2008 evanbb wrote:
>So they will definitely
>respond, and base their submission on the weird overgraded 2 bolt route
>at their secret crag that represents the zenith of their career to date.

Positive Ape Factor at Berowra springs to mind... :-D

.M

IdratherbeclimbingM9
29/01/2008
4:37:37 PM
>Does anyone have any figures of what % of climbers climb grade X.

X = death route, right?

... There used to be climbers out there who climbed grade X.
~> they have been replaced by a new generation who thrives on bolts, and it is becoming harder to find a true X route worth doing these days, for those so inclined!

;-P

mousey
29/01/2008
8:37:28 PM
there's still plenty of them out there for the plucking rod...

IdratherbeclimbingM9
30/01/2008
11:31:56 AM
Wasn't specifically thinking of myself. If it was that simple then I would have mastered M9 or higher grade ages ago, but it is still aways off yet!
:)

Phil S
1/02/2008
2:18:22 PM
On 29/01/2008 .Macca wrote:
On 29/01/2008 evanbb wrote:
>So they will definitely
>respond, and base their submission on the weird overgraded 2 bolt route
>at their secret crag that represents the zenith of their career to date.

>Positive Ape Factor at Berowra springs to mind... :-D

LOL.

I propose that 22 is the most ambiguous grade in the Ewbank scale?

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