The Canberra Bushwalking Club grading system is used for bushwalks:
Distance & Ascent:
(S) Short – under 12km/day.
(M) Medium – 12-20km/day.
(L) Long – over 20km/day.
NB: In calculating walking distance, 1 km is added for every 100 metres climbed.
(E) Easy – firetrail, tracks, beaches etc.
(M) Medium – bush tracks, alpine areas, some scrub.
(R) Rough – much scrub, steep climbs, rock scrambles.
Wet – compulsory swims, many river crossings.
ANUMC bushwalk distance and terrain ratings
To give participant a reasonable idea of what to expect, the ANUMC uses a two-part rating scale based on distance and terrain.
Note: More than one terrain rating may be used, particularly if the walk involves a variety of terrain. If in doubt ask the trip leader.