/ Most photographed route in the world?

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Mike421 - on 17 Nov 2012
It is said that Aegialis is the most photographed route in the world. This surely has to be hype and indeed a quick check in the photo gallery reveals

Dream of White Horses (81); Gargoyle Buttress 56; Strapiombo 33; Strapiombante 31;
and Aegialis a mere 27

So which is the most photographed route?
Enty - on 17 Nov 2012
In reply to Mike421:

There's 402 images of The Nose on Supertopo.

;-)

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jonnie3430 - on 17 Nov 2012
In reply to Mike421:

Photogenic, less than VS in a popular location I would have thought? Flying Buttress at Stanage?
jimtitt - on 17 Nov 2012
In reply to Enty:
Bet there´s even more pictures of the Matterhorn out there!
jcharles - on 17 Nov 2012
In reply to Mike421:

Hillary step?
Jim Braid - on 17 Nov 2012
In reply to Mike421:

North Face of the Eiger?
Trangia - on 17 Nov 2012
In reply to Mike421:

Napes Needle?
Thelongcon - on 18 Nov 2012
In reply to Mike421:

In Australia it's definitely Kachoong

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=59136
edinburgh_man on 18 Nov 2012
In reply to Mike421:

Separate Reality?
AlanLittle - on 18 Nov 2012
In reply to rosmat:

North Face of the Cima Grande. Postcard bought by every tourist that has ever been to the Dolomites.
Mike421 - on 18 Nov 2012
The scores on the doors:
Thanks for all the suggestions. using Google image search, I get

691,000 matterhorn switzerland
209,000 The Nose, El capitan
205,000 north face of eiger

127,000 north face cima grande
the majority of the above can discounted though since they are mostly crag shots, not climbing shots

141,000 hilary step, everest

51,000 Separate Reality, Yosemite
10,500 aegialis, kalymnos
2,040 flying buttress stanage
1,520 kachoong, arapiles
1,310 Dream of white horses, gogarth
444 Gargoyle flake,bamford
418 strapadichtomy

So as far as real rock routes are concerned, it looks like Separate reality wins so far, or the hilary step if you like that big mountain stuff. Aegialis does do well though!

john arran - on 18 Nov 2012
In reply to Mike421:

65,800 Midnight Lightning, Yosemite
JonHarvey - on 18 Nov 2012
In reply to Mike421: Something from the Midi? So, Cosmiques Arete, Midi-Plan, Three Monts/Tacul normal route? But i suppose they are photographed for the scenery unknowingly a lot of the time?
JonHarvey - on 18 Nov 2012
In reply to JonHarvey: "Midi-Plan Traverse" gets about 783,000 results
Mark Bull - on 19 Nov 2012
I think you need to take Google Image hit counts with a large pinch of salt: you can get an awful lot of false positives, even if you do the search carefully!
handjammer - on 19 Nov 2012
In reply to Mike421: Action Directe? Hubble?
woolsack - on 19 Nov 2012
In reply to Mike421: Three pebble Slab, 324,000
Chris.Allott - on 19 Nov 2012
In reply to Mike421:
Demo Route Sennen?
Ghastly Rubberfeet on 19 Nov 2012
In reply to woolsack:
> (In reply to Mike421) Three pebble Slab, 324,000

Shouldn't that be E0.324000?

;~))

slacky on 19 Nov 2012
In reply to Mike421:
> It is said that Aegialis is the most photographed route in the world. This surely has to be hype and indeed a quick check in the photo gallery reveals
>
> Dream of White Horses (81); Gargoyle Buttress 56; Strapiombo 33; Strapiombante 31;
> and Aegialis a mere 27
>
> So which is the most photographed route?

The error is with the sample you are using to test the claim that "Aegialis is the most photographed route in the world".

Your quick analysis shows "what is the most photographed route for which people have uploaded pictures to the UKC database".

These are not one and the same thing!
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Jonas Wiklund - on 19 Nov 2012
In reply to Mike421: It's worth remembering that about ten percent of the photos ever taken have been taken in the past 12 months. Routes that have been popular to photo the last few years are all you need to consider.

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