[Tagging] Marking climbing proposal as "in use"

Mike Thompson miketho16 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 16:49:49 UTC 2016


I am not opposed as I think it is a good starting point, but I have these
comments:

"Crags" are only small areas
My understanding from 15 years in this activity is that a "crag" is a small
area as explained here [1]. At least in the US, no one would refer to El
Cap [2] as a "crag" yet it is something that should be mapped if one is
mapping things related to climbing.

Climbing areas, including crags, are hierarchical in organization and
suitable for representation as a relation
For example, in Colorado, US, the Shelf Road[3] climbing area, consists of
a number of "sub" areas, including Sand Gulch[4], Sand Gulch also consists
of further sub areas, and these areas contain individual routes.

"climbing:bolted" should include "mixed"
Some routes have some bolts for protection, but also require placement of
gear (cams, pitons).

Need tag to indicate if pitons are allowed
(they damage the rock)

Need rating (difficulty) tag for aid climbing[5]


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_climbing_terms#crag
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Capitan
[3] https://www.mountainproject.com/v/shelf-road/105744267
[4] https://www.mountainproject.com/v/sand-gulch/105744971
[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aid_climbing#Grading

On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 8:36 AM, Richard <ricoz.osm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Climbing
>
> was sitting around and evolving for 8 years. If there are no
> objections I would promote its status to "in use".
>
> Afaics it has never attracted significant controversy, does not
> trigger any technical difficulties, there is demand for it and
> is well used considering that it is a domain relevant only for
> a minor fraction of mappers.
>
> Richard
>
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