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TW J · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0

I'd love a feature to search by first ascent. I got started on this subject when I thought it'd be really cool to go on a Fred Beckey tour and do as many Beckey routes as possible. Same for Kor. But this would also be really cool when it comes to local crags and see a breakdown of which routes--when and where--were put up by different locals.

Since there's a field for FA with data already entered on many of the pages it seems like a basic search function should be possible.

KyleSmith · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 714

Already possible, if you type a name in the search box, routes with that person in the FA description will show up. This requires that information to actually be included in the route information, though.

TW J · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0

Oh nice! Didn't realize that. 

KyleSmith · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 714

In terms of sorting an area or crag by the FA information, I don't know that that is possible. And seems difficult to implement since many routes are listed without FA information. But at least you can use the search function!

TW J · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0

It would be cool to sort an area by FA in the route finder

Todd Bruns · · Golden , Colorado · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 0

It would also be nice if your could search by the date the route was put up. 

Andrew Krajnik · · Plainfield, IL · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 1,698
Todd Bruns wrote: It would also be nice if your could search by the date the route was put up. 

That seems like it'd be tricky to implement. The "FA" field is a single field, and there isn't a set format. When adding a route, the user can type whatever they want into that field. So you could have multiple routes that were all put up by John Doe, and they could all read differently:

- John Doe (TR, March '89)
- Johnson, Doe, Butler 1986
- 1987 Doe, John
- ~1988 Doe & Butler
- John Doe 5/6/88
- Doe et. al. 7/1987
- John Doe (First Lead, 1986)
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