||For events conducted by a
non-Sierra Club entity (i.e., concessionaire).
||Applies to a variety of
uncomplicated outings (i.e., city walks, bike rides, trail hikes,
backpacking). May involve simple off trail hiking not requiring
navigation skills. Climbing level: "Class 1"
||Includes outings that
involve cross-country travel where navigation is necessary.
Rougher ground than "O" outings may be traversed, and the use
of hands for balance may be necessary. Includes outings that have
snow travel or skiing on easy terrain. Climbing level:
"Class 2" terrain.
||Includes moderate level
climbing: "Class 3" terrain. On rock, the hands
are used for climbing. Some participants may want a safety
belay. On snow, safety dictates the use of ice axes and the
ability to self-arrest.
||More exposed than an M
outing. Climbing on "Class 4" terrain. Rock climbs
will use a rope for all in the party. On snow, steeper terrain
than M outings is permissible, and safety dictates the use of crampons.
||Technical outings requiring
specialized skills as identified in the sponsoring group's safety