Difficulty Ratings

Here’s a guide to my ratings of grading and difficulty.  I’ve entwined the global ski-ratings symbology with my own definitions.  Considering the Fun scale I try to stay within the boundaries of Type 1 and Type 2 Fun as much as possible.  Stay away from Type 3 Fun, because that’s when things can go wrong

The Fun Scale

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Escapalicious Difficult Ratings Explained

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1. Cinch

Easy, pretty flat, most people can do with a bit of effort

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2. Vigorous

Top end of the easy scale, a few gradients, longer

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3. Tough Gig

Solid hit-out for most people

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4 Arduous

Top end of the intermediate scale, just a bit tougher again

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5. Punishing

Need to be fit and reasonable skill set

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6 Hurculean

Need to be really fit, and advanced skill set

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7. Colossal

Combine fit with an element of crazy

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8. Crazy

Tough, Fit, Crazy, Carry food, water, tools, sleeping kit, kitchen sink

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9. Stupiditude

Fit, really tough, really crazy, update will, exhaustipating for body and mind