Route Exposure Ratings 14ers.com

 
0 No exposure in the area. Gentle terrain.
1 Mild exposure in the area but not along the immediate route.
2 Mild exposure very close to the route. Route options may be limited but you should be able to walk past the exposure area.
3 Moderate exposure along the immediate route. It should be avoidable with some slow hiking or scrambling.
4 More serious exposure that could result in serious injury or death if you fell. Moving past the area will require some scrambling or short technical moves.
5 Dangerous exposure that requires careful, technical moves to navigate around. A fall would likely be fatal. Big, sheer drops.
6 Vertical exposure. Technical, roped climbing route.

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