Table 2

Most difficult route last year and incidence rate of chronic injuries

AllFemaleMale
N=385Injured past 6 months, n (%)n=96Injured past 6 months, n (%)n=289Injured past 6 months, n (%)
Recreational 4–6b9143 (47)4217 (41)4926 (53)
Intermediate 6b+−7a+324196 (61)9052 (58)234144 (62)
Experienced 7b–8b226132 (58)5125 (49)175107 (61)
Elite 8b+−8c+2514 (56)22 (100)2312 (52)
International elite 9a–>11 (100)11 (100)0
  • Comparison of level of experience using route climbing as descriptor for the level of experience.