Site Improvements

Chart/graphic showing common consensus on grade

Would it be possible to add a chart/graphic that indicates the numbers of people that thought the route was soft-solid-hard for the grade? Feel this would be a nice addition alongside maybe being able to add a description of the routes?


No? :)

Hey, sorry for the slow reply. I thought that it might not turn out as expected... and indeed looking at the numbers, the "personal grade" and "soft/hard" are seemingly assigned as if they were independent of each other. What I mean by this is that a 7b (DB grade) that is perceived as soft by most people (ie 40% grade it 7a+ for their logbook), often ends up with the soft tag attached to every suggested grade (7b soft, and 7a+ soft, and 7a soft are the three most frequent combos). It's hard to tell if it's really perceived as soft even for 7a(+) by those ascents, or if they first thought it is soft, then changed the grade to log as 7a(+), but did not remove the soft tag. On the other hand, soft is clearly relative to the grade, when showing "20% called it soft" without telling you which grade was assigned, that is pretty meaningless. When we re-visit the route page, we will try to incorporate the tags and their distribution in a better way in an case. thanks for you suggestion.

Hi Ben, Thanks for the reply. I think I understand what you are saying but to be honest I think I meant something else. Just wondering if it would be possible to have a graph or something similar to show if people thought the route was Soft/Solid?hard for the grade. So instead of strolling to see if people have tagged something hard or soft you could easily see that 20 people tagged soft, 13 tagged solid and 3 people tagged hard. UKC have something like that which I go and check every now and again to gauge what people think of the route. Thanks