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==See Also==
 
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* [http://www.clayjar.com/gcrs/ ClayJar's geocache rating system] - fill in the data and submit the form, and it spits out a rating.
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* [http://www.clayjar.com/gcrs/ ClayJar's Geocache Rating System] - fill in the data and submit the form, and it spits out a rating.
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* [http://www.techblazer.com/geocache-rating-calculator.php TechBlazer's Geocache Rating Calculator] - fill in the data and submit the form, and it spits out a rating.
 
* [http://www.markwell.us/geofaq.htm#Ratings What do the different ratings mean, and how should I rate the cache I placed?] in Markwell's FAQ Update.
 
* [http://www.markwell.us/geofaq.htm#Ratings What do the different ratings mean, and how should I rate the cache I placed?] in Markwell's FAQ Update.

Revision as of 01:15, 16 September 2008


Caches at Geocaching.com are rated between 1 (easiest) and 5 (most difficult) on two criteria: terrain and difficulty.

Terrain Rating

The terrain rating lets you know what the trip to the cache location is going to be like:

  • 1: handicapped accessible
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5: requires specialized equipment (for example, SCUBA or rock-climbing gear, a boat, or a 4WD vehicle) and the skill to use it.

Difficulty Rating

The difficulty rating lets you know what the search is going to be like once you get to ground zero:

  • 1: in plain sight
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5: requires specialized equipment/skills to find

In the case of a puzzle cache, the difficulty rating also reflects the challenge of solving the puzzle to obtain the actual coordinates.

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