To read and understand topos, the graphic representation of a climbing route, it is necessary to know and understand the different symbols. Have a look at the listed symbols below. In addition to the prominent rock formations, the number of pitches and the length of each pitch, the difficulty per pitch, location of anchors, fixed protection etc., general information such as the wall orientation, climbing length and duration of ascent and descent are often included in topos. Depending on the creator, topos differ in their shape, design, and level of detail. The topos on Outdooractive Climbing use the symbols below. These are strongly aligned with the recommendation of the Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA).