[Tagging] Marking climbing proposal as "in use"

Mike Thompson miketho16 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 01:21:14 UTC 2016


On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 4:19 PM, Tom Pfeifer <t.pfeifer at computer.org> wrote:

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>> Mike Thompson wrote on 2016/01/28 17:49:
> > Climbing areas, including crags, are hierarchical in organization and
> suitable for representation as a relation
>
> Interesting idea, might become tricky to realise. Next question,
> does it help? Would it just be a collection, like 'all museums in Paris',
> which I can express as a query already?

This is not the same as "all museums in Paris" as there are no
administrative boundaries that typically define a climbing "area."  These
are just conventions that local climbers have developed over the years.  In
some cases they have been subsequently signed by the land manager (e.g. in
the U.S. the BLM or National Park Service), but their "boundary" is not
delimited. There might be a single sign that says "Trail to xyz Climbing
Area"

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> > Need rating (difficulty) tag for aid climbing[5]
>
> Should not be difficult:
> Climbing styles
>   climbing:aided=[yes|no]
>   climbing:grade:aided:[min|max|mean]=*
> or so.

What one person may aid, another may free (I am using "free climbing" in
the US sense  [1]).  A typical route rating would be "5.9/A3 or 5.13" (in
the US) meaning if you would free the entire route you would encounter 5.13
climbing, but it could be divided into some 5.9 free climbing and some A3
aid climbing.

Mike

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_climbing

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