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GPS Coordinates

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Will Cohen · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 80

Since smartphones with GPS capability are becoming more common it may be helpful to add a gps coordinates option with the route description? It may be helpful to new climbers and those new to an area.

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Eric Klammer · · Boulder, CO · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 2,075

I believe that's already an option, at least for areas. Not sure how helpful it would be for specific routes.

wufpak18 · · Salt Lake City, Utah · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 15

I have often thought that too but large rock walls will significantly decrease the accuracy of the GPS unit. The rock wall will often block out half the sky which decreases the signal to the satellites for triangulation which will impact the accuracy of the reading. This is probably why there is only a spot for the crag GPS point instead of routes. It would be hard to find a route when the GPS unit is a 30m accuracy as opposed to 1-3m accuracy.

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