Author: Mark | Subject: Rock Climbing
Article excerpt: Like all adventure sports, rock climbing
has sought for a long time to find an acceptable
international agreement on the best method for measuring
the level of difficulty and complexity within the sport.
However, to date this move toward a consensus system that
can be universally applied as is the case with other sports
has failed. Therefore, this has left the rock climbing sport
having to wrestle with a number of different systems,
although it has to be said that the French system appears to
be becoming the most popular choice in many countries.
However, what adds to the measuring difficulty is that, even
within the available rating systems there is a lack of
agreement as to how the standards should be applied.