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May 12, 2013
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Is there a tool for posting new route/FA's? Thomas Ramier
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Go to the page for the area where you want to add a route. Look down the page a little and you should see an "add route" button. If there is no area already listed, you will have to make that first. Note: once you put a route into an area, you can no longer break that area into sub areas without the help of your area admin. So if you are going to use sub areas, do that before adding a route. Example - Big Climbing Area>North Cliff>route. There can only be sub-areas or routes in each chain link, not both, so in the above example you couldn't have sub areas and routes both directly in 'Big Climbing Area'

Also, when the Description, Protection and Location boxes come up, make sure you put something in, even if it is "work in progress". That can be edited later, but if you put nothing in, the box will not come up again and you would have to delete the whole entry and start over. If you have any issues, your area administrator should be able to help.
M Sprague
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May 12, 2013
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You don't actually have to start over if you forget/omit to put the Description/Protection/Location in at first.

When you've added a route, you will see a red "EDIT ROUTE" to the right of the name/grade on that route's heading. Hover over this and a menu will drop down. The bottom four entries on this menu come under the heading "Add to this route:", and the bottom of these is "text".

Using this you can add text with whetever heading you like, which could be "Protection" or whatever you omitted initially. It's also useful if you have any specific information for the route which would best come under an independent heading, rather than just "Description". For example, a route with a particularly interesting history could have a "History" section.
Nick Russell
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May 12, 2013
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Thanks Nick. That got me to finally see "text formatting" to make new headings after a few years of not noticing how. M Sprague
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May 29, 2013
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Not to bring this back from the dead but can you update someone else's route?

For example, add a FA to an existing route?

Thanks,
Max
Max Bechdel
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You would need your Administrator to do that for you. If the original poster is now inactive and the description is lacking they may even turn it over to you if you can improve it. I do that occasionally, though it can be touchy. Some people get offended. Others are happy to have others help make the site better. If you can't get through to the area admin or the OP, just put info in as a note. M Sprague
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