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Mar 31, 2014, 1:12 AM

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Re: [marc801] classification versus scale difficulty
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jacques wrote:
from the author: "the "NCSS" must indicate the "difficulty" of the route[..] first there is the difficulty of each individual move or pitch or portion of the climb; and second there is the overall difficulty, or challenge or sense of commitment implied by the entire route.

Marc801 wrote:
Yes, a route with many hard pitches will be a greater commitment than one with many easy pitches and only one stretch of hard climbing, but there is nothing in NCCS that directly relates to difficulty.
marc801 wrote:
As far as "...what is climbing hard?", that's been generally agreed upon for decades - the difficulty of the moves.

The author of the system himself told you that the system was made to identify two kind of difficulty. He is supported by pratically most of the climber at this time. The system is still in used in many guide book and many area.

The NCCS is made of three number. One is the YDS scale or the difficulty of the hardiest move. The other is an other kind of difficulty that we don't find in sport climbing

(This post was edited by jacques on Mar 31, 2014, 1:18 AM)

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