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 Apr 16, 2013 I would like to start doing some bouldering to boost my techniques, etc. and am wondering if anyone has a bouldering rating scale chart or list that equates to decimal route ratings? PS I have only been able to find bouldering rating charts that START at 5.10 ratings - still above my skill at this time. NYClimberFrom New YorkJoined Jul 17, 2011180 points
 Apr 16, 2013 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grade_(c... The colored bands on the bouldering chart and the free climbing chart roughly, -roughly- equate to each other. Finn the HumanFrom The Land of OooJoined Jul 11, 2008143 points
 Apr 16, 2013 Don't waste your time bouldering. The honeys dig this more. Jon ZuccoFrom Denver, COJoined Aug 15, 2008374 points
 Apr 16, 2013 The chart that you found is probably the correct one. The translation of "V" scale to Yosemite decimal is roughly V0 = 5.10a. Remember though that a 5.10a route can have 30 5.7 moves followed by one or two 10a moves to earn the 10a grade. Bouldering grades assume a relatively short sequence of harder moves - concentrating those "crux" moves in a short climb. At V0, it also means "less than", so if it is an easy boulder problem, it could be anything from 5.7-5.10a. I also see that you are a NY climber, so it is also important to remember that V0 boulder problems are not Gunks 5.10's. I climb in the V6-7 range and have yet to lead a 10 at the Gunks. Like all grades in climbing, they're subjective and sometimes misleading. Get a pad and a guidebook and go see what you can do, that's the best way to figure out where you're starting out at. BWIceFrom Carlisle, PAJoined Oct 20, 201070 points
 Apr 16, 2013 OK thanks guys. Yeah I climb not only the Gunks but the ADK's and Moss Island as well. So there is a lot of stuff around actually here in NY. NYClimberFrom New YorkJoined Jul 17, 2011180 points
 Apr 16, 2013 That's the great thing about bouldering. There is minimal risk(if you are smart about it) for pushing your limits. You can take a shot at something way over your head and not risk much more than your pride. You'll be surprised what you can climb after working a problem. You might not be able to flash a V0 but go check out the moves and try to piece the sequence together. Next thing you know, you'll be working 3 and 4. Greg KimbleFrom ColoradoJoined Feb 27, 20130 points
 Apr 17, 2013 OK thanks Guys. That's why I have been climbing roped solo a lot with a Silent Partner. My days off doesn't always correspond with my climbing friends. Sometimes it'd be nice not to have to mess with ropes, pro, gear, etc. and work work on problems and techniques instead. NYClimberFrom New YorkJoined Jul 17, 2011180 points
 Apr 17, 2013 Jon Zucco wrote: Thank you for making me laugh the first time today. Ben BrotelhoFrom Albany, NYJoined May 4, 2011700 points
 Apr 18, 2013 V to YDS correspondence From this post: peripheralscrutiny.blogspot.co... Rajiv AyyangarFrom Portland, MEJoined Jun 22, 2010234 points
 Apr 18, 2013 I guess I won't be doing much bouldering 'officially!' I am far from a 5.10 climber yet! NYClimberFrom New YorkJoined Jul 17, 2011180 points
 Apr 18, 2013 Ben Brotelho wrote: Thank you for making me laugh the first time today. holy crap dude. that vid only had like 300 views when I posted it a couple days ago... now over 300,000. mind = blown. Jon ZuccoFrom Denver, COJoined Aug 15, 2008374 points
 Apr 18, 2013 Rajiv Ayyangar wrote: From this post: peripheralscrutiny.blogspot.co... Thats pretty cool sanzFrom Raleigh, NCJoined Nov 7, 2011262 points
 Apr 18, 2013 NYClimber wrote:I guess I won't be doing much bouldering 'officially!' I am far from a 5.10 climber yet! fuck the ratings, my 90 year old gramma can do an occasional 5.10 move, usually to beat one of her granchiles with a broom. most n00bs can do V1 for like 5-10' T RoperFrom DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MAJoined Mar 31, 20061,053 points
 Apr 19, 2013 Fall Guy wrote: fuck the ratings, my 90 year old gramma can do an occasional 5.10 move, usually to beat one of her granchiles with a broom. most n00bs can do V1 for like 5-10' OK, coo. I am just gonna go out and boulder all kinds of stuff I see - formal or not to get better, gain experience and work on techniques, etc. NYClimberFrom New YorkJoined Jul 17, 2011180 points

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