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By Nick Wilder
Site Landlord
From The Bubble
Oct 14, 2009
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Andy & I have finished a new feature called "The Classics". It's a list of the classic climbs at almost all areas. If an area has no climbs that we deem classic, there are non listed.

This feature should be really fun & useful. Andy is currently in Red Rocks, and found himself browsing areas really appreciating when the poster (or admin) included links to classic climbs in the description. And it then dawned on us that we have plenty of data from user behavior to surface a selection of classic routes for every area.

Really handy when visiting a new area or formation. For instance, you can see a set of "classic" routes at just Suicide, or just Split Rocks @ Jtree, or a list covering all of Josh.

The "Classic Ranker" that chooses the climbs is our top-secret patent-pending system that we think does a pretty good job based on the areas we know.

Some examples (scroll down a bit to see The Classics):
Red Rock Nevada: mountainproject.com/v/nevada/r...
Colorado Alpine: mountainproject.com/v/colorado...
The Trapps (Gunks): mountainproject.com/v/new_york...

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By matthewWallace
From plymouth, nh
Oct 14, 2009
Cool movement on this line
This is stellar great addition!

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By cheifitj
From Boulder, Colorado
Oct 14, 2009
Casual Route Pitch 3  Photo by Mark Cushman
Thats sweet! Most of those (in my area) are already on my todo list.

Thanks

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By Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Oct 14, 2009
Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.
Awesome feature. Makes it really easy to check out an area.

Suggestion would be to sort them by type (Sport/Trad/Bouldering) and grade so that it is a lot easier to read. Or at least grade (which would automatically sort bouldering from the others).

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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Oct 14, 2009
Bocan
wicked cool

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By Joe Kreidel
From Tucson, AZ
Oct 14, 2009
Nice job, I really like the addition.

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By Chris Clarke
From La Paz, BO
Oct 14, 2009
Great new feature.

I would add High Test to the classics of Seneca.

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By AJS
From Boulder, CO
Oct 14, 2009
In the sea of Cortez - Baja California, Mexico
great addition!

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By chosspector
From San Juans, CO
Oct 14, 2009
Nice feature. Note: for the telluride area, Seamstress Corner should maybe be deleted from the list if the criteria includes popularity. This route may see one ascent a year if even.

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By JacobD
From Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 14, 2009
Me on Half Dome Boulder, Middle Finger of Fury  Aw...
This is awesome! Thanks!

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By Luke Stefurak
From Seattle, WA
Oct 14, 2009
Below "Inspect Her Gadget" at HP40 after...
Seems like there is something fishy for areas that have 5.14.

If you notice in the classics in Rumney two routes are out of order
mountainproject.com/v/new_hamp...

I see the following at the top instead below the 5.13's
Cold War 5.14a Sport Waimea
China Beach 5.14b Sport Waimea

Smith Rock also has this problem...

Great feature!!

- Luke

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By Nathan Stokes
Oct 14, 2009
I'm just happy the 'Dacks have a classics area. Have to make sure more make it onto the list. Now if the weather would cooperate.

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By Leo Paik
Administrator
From Westminster, Colorado
Oct 14, 2009
One tweak to consider might be to link the consensus rating with the rating shown, since often the initial rating (the one currently listed) is that of one user and not necessarily reflective of the general climbing community.

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By Eric J
From 50000;74000
Oct 14, 2009
Great work Nick and Andy!

Have you considered setting up PayPal accounts to allow members to show appreciation to all the people making it happen at MP? I would contribute gladly. You guys are doing a great job.

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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From Bend, OR
Oct 27, 2009
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me?...
"Classics" browser.

Nick just finished this...
mountainproject.com/scripts/Cl...

It allows you to easily browse classics by area. The first page is the most classic routes in the entire database, as determined by MP's algorithm.

Kind of a cool list! How many have you done????????

ps. Just noticed a bug, it caches other people's star ratings. BUT the list is accurate. *** from Nick: Fixed.

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By Chris Clarke
From La Paz, BO
Oct 27, 2009
Awesome list.

I have done 20 of them but I have rarely climbed in CO where many of the best moderates on the list are located.

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