/ issues with boulder problems on ukc logbook
If you are adding / editing a problem please give a good short description (from your guide / own experience) etc... as for font or V grades? wish someone could just decide... some crags have both grades!
Just one good example of hard to decipher bouldering is Gorple:
even with one of the two mentioned guides it isn't easy to work out what you have done... There must be a better way! Surely as a community we can make this better?
UKC is a good database for people to log problems they've done but guides still need to be sold at the end of the day.
Welcome to my world,
I would like to clarify.. the problems listed at Gorple are Left to Right and there are no Sports grades included.
Climbing like life is messy and doesn't follow rules.
So each guide book that comes out has different problems/grades names
it probably took me 2 - 3 hours to sort out Gorple and it only has the 2 guidebooks. ( I would also note you would need both to really figure out where you are).
Places like Widdop have 3 or 4 sources of conflicting information which needs sorting out. (that one took several days)
I agree that the information is difficult to interpret however it's as good as can be managed for now.
I think a lot of difficulties could be avoided if people start naming their problems at FA.
Anyway once the YMC guide comes out for the south this problem should be largely resolved as they should consolidate most problems into one entry..
(Though they don't do them all .. adding another guide to the mix)
Just think of it as part of the adventure ;-)
No, those aren't sport grades, someone at UKC Towers had the silly idea that we'd like to see higher Font grades noted in a different way to lower Font grades.
I'm guessing "font 6A+", at eight characters, is one character too long for the format of some or other page on the site.
If that is the case then I'd prefer to see "ft 6A+" adopted rather than the current mix of "font 5" and the confusing "f6A+".
EVERYONE should stop using V grads NOW! :)
Indeed but that subtle approach isn't universally recognised.
I think the addition of the lower case f just adds to the confusion and is a mistake.
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