Damavand Difficulty

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Mount Damavand Difficulty and Climbing Grade

In summer seasin the difficulty of Damavand, 5671 m in Iran is almost the same as Mount Kilimanjaro 5892 m in Tanzania and Mount Everest Base Camp 5380 m in the Himalayans Range. But in winter and cold condition it is very difficult and it is quite different story and it should be compared to 7000 meters peaks or more. Visit also Damavand Weather Forcast.

Mount Damawand is well-known for its mild slops, summer climbing to this summit is technically easy but physically moderate and climbers should be fit enough to try it. The main challenge of the ascend is acclimatization and the weather.

Remember Damavand Trek should be done only in a correct timing and in a suitable weather, otherwise it is very tough and risky in a bad weather condition and off-season.

Damavand South Route Difficulty and Climbing Grade
Mt Damawand South Route Difficulty and Climbing Grade

Damavand Difficulty in Summer

Mount Demavand Difficulty and Climbing Grade in Summer

South Route

Route type: Basic mountaineering
Difficulty: Moderate walk-up, easy descend

West Route

Route type: Basic mountaineering
Difficulty: Moderate walk-up (basic snow and cold), difficult descend

North East Route

Route type: Mountaineering
Difficulty: long and hard ascend, cold and wind , long descend.

The North Face Route

Route type: Scramble mountaineering, steep
Difficulty: The most difficult side, hard ascend, depending on season,
cold,windy, snow&Ice, difficult descend.

Most climbers who have managed to climb to the summit from West, North East, or North Face prefer to descent from south face because of its easy descend footpaths!!

Climbing Grade in Different Systems

Note
These are Mount Damavand Guides opinion only.

There are usually differences between grading in different climbing routes.
Regardless of the system used, all grades are an approximation.

Difficulty: F, YDS class 2 (and sulphur gas above 5400 m)
UIAA: II
USA: 5.3
Australia: 11
France: 2

YDS Grade: Grade V, two day climb Classes 2 and 3
Adjectival grade: Moderate (M, or "Mod")
French Alpine: PD: peu difficile (not very difficult)
New Zealand: Grade 1, Easy scramble. Use of rope generally only for glacier travel.
Alaska Grade: Grade 2 Either a moderate fifth-class one-day climb, or a straightforward multiday nontechnical climb.

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See also definition for Climbing Grade in Wikipedia.

South Route Map Mt Damavand
Mt Damavand South Route Map

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