Grading System – Take Shape Adventures

Our Grading System

  • You Yangs Day Walk

    Grade 1

    Compacted trail, footpath No technical sections. Well signposted. Walks generally less then 10km (each day).

  • Grade 2

    Compacted trail, steady inclines or moderate well defined steps. Some fitness needed. No technical sections. Well signposted. Walks generally 8 – 11kms in length (each day).

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    Grade 3

    Short to moderate hill sections, stairs or uneven surfaces. Occasional sustained hills. Some fitness needed. May include small technical sections. Reasonabl well signposted. Walks generally range from 12-18km.

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    Grade 4

    Tracks may be long, uneven, steep and rough in places. Undefined stairs, rocks or slippery surfaces. General fitness needed. Some technical sections, logs, drops etc. Some navigation required.Walks generally range from 15-25km

  • Grade 5

    Uneven, steep tracks scrambling may be needed. Good fitness needed. Frequent Technical sections: chains, ladders, rocks. Careful navigation required at times. Walks range from 15km up to 30km

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