It would have been more fun to watch competitions if grades were marked continlusly up the routes. Today, we just see climbers fall and the media report a number, included sometimes a minus which not says much of the performances.
Would it not be interesting to hear that it is maybe 8a up to the fourth clip and to see how the athletes climb it so easy. Sometimes, the route setters give a route grade, i.e. 8b+ but if it is 7c or 8a+ midways, where many did fall, we do not know.
Of course, the grades will not always be correct and often the route setters have to adjust the grades based on the results of the athletes, but, could you see any disadvantages of such a scoring system? One further advantage is that juniors will have a better understanding when they are good enough to start competing in the Euro Youth Cups and similar comps.