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Jul 17, 2014
it is time to use meters instead of feet, thanks... Gee Double
Joined Mar 22, 2013
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Jul 17, 2014
but i only have feet at the bottom of my legs.... where do you get these 'meters' you speak of? Jay Samuelson
From Denver CO
Joined Nov 8, 2006
1,778 points
Jul 17, 2014
They're putting in parking meters at the trailhead?! Gotta save up my quarters RockinOut
From NY, NY
Joined May 8, 2010
0 points
Jul 17, 2014
Yards seems like a fair compromise. Antonio Caligiuri
From Bishop, CA
Joined Oct 24, 2013
63 points
Jul 18, 2014
Light years Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Joined Nov 29, 2007
204 points
Jul 18, 2014
Jay Samuelson wrote:
but i only have feet at the bottom of my legs.... where do you get these 'meters' you speak of?


You need 3.3 feet and ya got a meter. So just get some bigger shoes.
Allen Sanderson
From Oootah
Joined Jul 6, 2007
1,115 points
Jul 18, 2014
For the sake of accuracy, I say we use planck lengths. Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
40 points
Jul 18, 2014
Bananas are always an accurate form of measurement. Jeremy Riesberg
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 3, 2012
0 points
Jul 18, 2014
Awesome banter aside, I agree. Let's start the movement to get the U.S. to stop using the imperial system. If the mountain project community can do that, then we nominate the top trolls for the presidency.

Speaking of trolls...OP that was such a benign and succinct post! You wrapped it up and left no room for debate... (he said trollingly)

Lebanon and Myanmar (Burma) can do whatever they want!
Scott Robertson
From Portland, OR
Joined Jun 11, 2002
50 points
Jul 18, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: F#$K SI
F#$K SI
Jason Todd
From Cody, WY
Joined Apr 21, 2012
450 points
Jul 18, 2014
Why not smoots? Joshua Payne
From Los Alamos, NM
Joined May 20, 2013
55 points
Jul 18, 2014
Jason both Myanmar and Liberia neither have the metric system nor have been to the moon.... it would make sense for us to get on board this whole measuring distance as a factor of 1/10,000,000th of the distance from the equator to the north pole, are yards used anywhere except a football field and measuring a pile of mulch? EricF
From San Francisco
Joined May 21, 2012
80 points
Jul 18, 2014
Just measure in number of bolts of course Dan Stirton
From Los Angeles, CA
Joined Mar 13, 2013
110 points
Jul 18, 2014
i was paging through a climbing guide in the shop the other day and it was in meters. Although it might have been a book for somewhere in Canada...

We can only hope. Maybe authors would be nice enough to start by listing both. I'm sure users will see the obvious usefulness of seeing that 30 is indeed half of 60.
Hiro Kurotsuchi
From Colorado
Joined Apr 2, 2012
200 points
Jul 18, 2014
Heights listed in feet are much more impressive, with no more effort. Work smarter, not harder. Colonel Mustard
From Sacramento, CA
Joined Sep 13, 2005
1,055 points
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Jul 18, 2014
Joshua Payne wrote:
Why not smoots?


Nice! Thought I might see a vote for smoots.
Monomaniac
From Morrison, CO
Joined Oct 26, 2006
16,590 points
Jul 18, 2014
Dan Stirton wrote:
Just measure in number of bolts of course


We should then standardize the length between bolts, I vote 4 feet.
Robots and Dinosaurs
From boulder, co
Joined Jul 3, 2013
13 points
Jul 18, 2014
Ive walked many meters on my tired meters? Rodney P
From Ouray,CO
Joined Oct 7, 2011
0 points
Jul 18, 2014
Allen Sanderson wrote:
You need 3.3 feet and ya got a meter. So just get some bigger shoes.


Actually 3.24 sir... heh heh heh
Rockbanned brett
From Plattsburgh, Ny
Joined Dec 18, 2011
185 points
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Jul 18, 2014
Why not Hands? Morgan Patterson
Joined Oct 13, 2009
8,157 points
Jul 18, 2014
Rodney P wrote:
Ive walked many meters on my tired meters?


The metre is just a bit off.
BruceH
From New Harmony, UT
Joined Mar 31, 2011
0 points
Jul 18, 2014
I can deal with meters. But what I can't deal with is European climbing grades. Michael C
From New Jersey
Joined Jun 9, 2011
190 points
Jul 18, 2014
Rockbanned wrote:
Actually 3.24 sir... heh heh heh


WRONG!!
You actually need 3.28084 feet per meter.
jleining
From CO
Joined Apr 28, 2007
5 points
Jul 18, 2014
I'm tired of the base 60 time system. I wish someone would develop a metric system for that. aren
Joined Oct 22, 2013
0 points
Jul 18, 2014
Michael C wrote:
I can deal with meters. But what I can't deal with is European climbing grades.


But they are so much easier to say. Plus, because I climb 10s, I will become a pro overnight if we switched over. So I might be biased so that I say I can climb 10b.
Eliot Augusto
From Boulder, CO
Joined Dec 29, 2013
15 points
Jul 18, 2014
How about a setting where a user can select "meters" as the length unit and *PRESTO* the entire site then displays all lengths in meters. One could even choose a grading system and see all climbs in French grades, or whatever ... George Bell
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
4,925 points


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