Episode 91: Board Meetings | Do Climbing Gym Grades Matter?


In this episode, in the midst of a gym tour, Nate and I sit down to discuss how we feel about climbing gym grades. Do they matter? Should they be taken seriously? How do they relate to outdoor grades? And possibly most important, what the hell do we do with them?

Most of us have an opinion, and frankly, I've always found the continuous argument about grades to be pretty entertaining. It's about as pointless as arguing politics and religion, as I'm not sure a mind has ever been changed. Pointless or not, these arguments aren't disappearing anytime soon, so we thought we'd throw our opinions into the ring as well, just to add to the pool of confusion.