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By Mike
From Phoenix
Sep 30, 2011
Doing the jump-across off The Mace.  I never get tired of this climb.  Photo by Wednesday Hugus.
Is there a reason my posts on this thread keep getting deleted?

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By Nick Wilder
Site Landlord
From The Bubble
Sep 30, 2011
Personal Photo
Mike wrote:
Is there a reason my posts on this thread keep getting deleted?


Yes, you keep trying to resurrect an off-topic discussion that the admin has clearly and politely asked to be moved to a separate thread.

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By Dylan Colon
From Eugene, OR
Sep 30, 2011
Me fishing for gear on an onsight of Mung.  Photo by Gokul Gopal.
Nick, thanks for the quick reply. I didn't think to check for mouseovers. Thanks for putting the work in to make these plots.

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By Chris Plesko
From Westminster, CO
Oct 1, 2011
OMG, I winz!!!
Super fun! Now I have proof I'm not a sport climber and proof I don't climb hard :)

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By tooTALLtim
From Boulder, CO
Oct 2, 2011
From the top of Pingora. You can see the descent from Wolf's Head in the background.
Love it, thanks!

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By Kyle Wills
From San Diego CA
Oct 2, 2011
Cams are over rated.
UGH! Currently underway on my navy boat and we're still running IE Version- OAS( old as shit), and of course super low bandwidth so nothing loads for me on the new feature page. Sooo excited to pull back in and check it out on a non-dinosaur system. Ive been extremely meticuous in ticking every climb I have accomplished since moving out to California. Including repeats. I had been secretly hoping something like this would come along one day, maybe I shouldn't have been so secretive. Glad to see MP. com continuing to lean forward into the future with great upgrades. Especially following up on User suggestions. Big kudos!

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By Sam Daley
From Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 2, 2011
Chinese Freedom
Look at tick breakdown.

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By Brian Kasid
From Boulder, CO
Oct 2, 2011
Crack Work.
I really like the Ticks feature and use it mostly as a personal log. Thanks for all the work on this guys.

One suggestion I have is to include the location information for each route in the Export list.

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By John Hegyes
From Las Vegas, NV
Oct 2, 2011
South of Windy Peak
Really nice job, Nick. Thanks a lot.

I can't imagine why people want to hide their ticks from the public route pages. When researching routes, I like reading the list of who has climbed a particular route along with all of the short tick comments.

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By David Stallman
Oct 2, 2011
me at the crackhouse
good work Nick- this is awesome

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By Alex Whitman
Oct 2, 2011
Luxury Liner, Indian Creek
Awesome. But while we are at it is there any way to sort the routes by areas? I would love to see charts of my progress at different areas. Also it would be awesome if you could click on different parts of the charts and see a list of those ticks.

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By Nick Stayner
From Billings, MT
Oct 2, 2011
Nick Stayner near the crux. Ryan Minton photo.
Props! Awesome feature.

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By Tayte Campbell
From Provo, UT
Oct 2, 2011
working through the crux
I was wondering if there was any way you could list routes that we've repeated and new routes separately. That probably didn't make sense so here's an example. say I've climbed one route ever but I've climbed it 7 times. Is there a way if I ticked it 7 times to show two different numbers, one number being the number of different routes I've done (1) and the other number being the total number of routes I've climbed (7)

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By Coeus
From a botched genetics experiment
Oct 5, 2011
I am a neandertal.
Adam Paashaus wrote:
There is most likely no easy answer to this but, one small prob I have with this system is that if you dont top out a multipitch route, there is no way to log the pitches that you have done. For example my list shows I have climbed 5.12 and *sigh*, I have not.


It is definitely a semantic debate, but ever since I started climbing, I always defined a tick as a route I completed on lead, or swinging leads without falls. This means for me on a multi pitch route you have to go all the way. When it is multi pitch season, I often go months without ticking things because I don't meet these criteria.

I know that everyone defines a tick differently and uses the tick feature differently, however, I always thought that my definition was something that climbers agreed on.

I am curious about others thoughts on the definition of a "tick."

EDIT: Even though I don't use the tick feature, I might be more interested in using it if there were a couple of other categories for logging routes.
1. Routes you have been on, but are works in progress (Adam's situation, or a route you are projecting).
2. A place to log repeats of routes you have already done (would be nice for tracking training sessions at the crag)
Thoughts?

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By Jeremy Kasmann
From Denver, CO
Oct 5, 2011
Coeus wrote:
It is definitely a semantic debate, but ever since I started climbing, I always defined a tick as a route I completed on lead, or swinging leads without falls.


Think about Genesis in Eldo. Most people only do the 11a first pitch and skip the 12d second pitch. The 11a is classic and worthy of a tick!

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By kennoyce
From Layton, UT
Oct 5, 2011
Climbing at the Gallery in Red Rocks
Coeus wrote:
It is definitely a semantic debate, but ever since I started climbing, I always defined a tick as a route I completed on lead, or swinging leads without falls. This means for me on a multi pitch route you have to go all the way. When it is multi pitch season, I often go months without ticking things because I don't meet these criteria. I know that everyone defines a tick differently and uses the tick feature differently, however, I always thought that my definition was something that climbers agreed on. I am curious about others thoughts on the definition of a "tick." EDIT: Even though I don't use the tick feature, I might be more interested in using it if there were a couple of other categories for logging routes. 1. Routes you have been on, but are works in progress (Adam's situation, or a route you are projecting). 2. A place to log repeats of routes you have already done (would be nice for tracking training sessions at the crag) Thoughts?


I agree with your definition of what a "tick" is. Personally I do use the tick feature, but I just use it to document the climbs I do in any style (not necessarily a true tick). I then use the comments to add what style I climbed it in (onsight, redpoint, hangdog, TR, whatever). Also, if I didn't top out on a multipitch, I'll add the number of pitches I did climb there as well. Personally I don't care if other people see my ticks or not (i'm not a good enough climber to spray anyway), but I do think that it would be nice to be able to hide them if you wanted to.

I don't use RC.com's "record ascent" feature because of their horrible route database (along with the fact that I don't spend much time on there anymore), but I do think that it is vastly superior to MP's tick feature. I love that when you record an ascent on RC, you have a dropdown to record the style you climbed it in, it has you rate the climb for difficulty, safety, and quality right there, and still allows for notes. I also like that you can read all of the ascent notes on a route to get beta if you are looking for it.

If MP would implement something like RC's record ascent feature instead of their tick feature I would absolutely love it.

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By Alvaro Arnal
Administrator
From Aspen, CO
Oct 5, 2011
Pup Tent OS
It might be a nice feature to be able to select whether your tick was an onsight, flash, redpoint, toprope, or hangdog. Not only would this help you keep track of your climbing feats, but would also help others get a better idea of your true abilities when searching for partners.

EDIT: kennoyce beat me to it, but that's exactly what I'm talking about. Personally I only add ticks to route that I've climbed on lead without falling, but I know some people consider a tick any route that they've been on, whether they've sent it or not.

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By DrApnea
From Wenatchee, WA
Oct 12, 2011
Love the new tick breakdown. One suggestion or request. With the graphs/charts, would it be possible to make it so that when you hover over a section of it, clicking on it would sent you to a list of what climbs are made up that section of the graph. For example if I click on the 5.9 bar of the ratings bar graph, it would show the list of 5.9 climb ticks that make up that bar. Or if I clicked on the trad section of my pie chart, it would only bring up climbs that were categorized as trad climbs. Thanks in advance for considering it.

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By Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Oct 13, 2011
Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.
DrApnea wrote:
One suggestion or request. With the graphs/charts, would it be possible to make it so that when you hover over a section of it, clicking on it would sent you to a list of what climbs are made up that section of the graph.



+1

I keep clicking on those hoping that would happen!

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By Nick Wilder
Site Landlord
From The Bubble
Jan 20, 2012
Personal Photo
Okay, now you can click on any of the columns and see which routes make up the data. For example, see which 5.9 routes are in that column, or which routes you did last October. It works for all four column charts (but not the two pie charts).

Here's my page, but it will work for all of you (that have ticks).
mountainproject.com/u/nick-wil...

Fun on a snowy afternoon...

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By Sirius
From Oakland, CA
Jan 20, 2012
Moving through the crux lock - now that's micro beta for you, that is.
Hey Nick, any recourse for those of us who have always used the star ratings as our 'ticks'?

It'd be sweet to see similar charts/tables based on star ratings, if that wouldn't be a headache to pull off...

The rating itself (how many stars) would be irrelevant. Just a simple yes/no. If we rated it at all, we ticked that climb.

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By Alex Whitman
Jan 20, 2012
Luxury Liner, Indian Creek
Nick Wilder wrote:
Okay, now you can click on any of the columns and see which routes make up the data. For example, see which 5.9 routes are in that column, or which routes you did last October. It works for all four column charts (but not the two pie charts). Here's my page, but it will work for all of you (that have ticks). mountainproject.com/u/nick-wil... Fun on a snowy afternoon...



All I have to say is... Fuck Ya!

I have been clicking those bars expecting this to happen for months knowing full well that it wouldn't work.

Any chance that the pie charts will work in the future?

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By Nathan Scherneck
From Portland, OR
Jan 20, 2012
He took the whipper while trying to place his #1 Stopper.  So sad.
FYI the charts don't work when using the site in the browser of a Kindle Fire.

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By Perin Blanchard
Administrator
From Orem, UT
Jan 20, 2012
Racking too much gear, as usual.
Very nice.

Slight bug: Clicking on the "+" routes in the "Rock Routes by Grade" chart displays all of the ticks for all grades. (At least on my charts: 5.10+ and 5.11+—I can't climb 5.12+ so I can't tell you about that.)

See mountainproject.com/u/perin-bl...

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By Nick Wilder
Site Landlord
From The Bubble
Jan 20, 2012
Personal Photo
Perin Blanchard wrote:
Very nice. Slight bug: Clicking on the "+" routes in the "Rock Routes by Grade" chart displays all of the ticks for all grades. (At least on my charts: 5.10+ and 5.11+I can't climb 5.12+ so I can't tell you about that.) See mountainproject.com/u/perin-bl...


Thanks Perin, it's fixed!

Other questions:
- I'd be surprised if things DID work on a Kindle...
- Pie charts: doubtful, since the returned data is just so huge. and I don't think that data is as useful
- Sirius, sorry, not going to accomodate your personal use case.

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