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Jul 17, 2014
Middle Teton Cave Route: 5.12a, 5.7
it is time to use meters instead of feet, thanks... Gee Double
Joined Mar 22, 2013
637 points
Jul 17, 2014
sweet boulder
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
2,077 points
Jul 17, 2014
Gear
They're putting in parking meters at the trailhead?! Gotta save up my quarters RockinOut
From NY, NY
Joined May 8, 2010
101 points
Jul 17, 2014
Approaching the anchors on Eclipse (5.6) at Breakn...
Yards seems like a fair compromise. Antonio Caligiuri
From Bishop, CA
Joined Oct 24, 2013
94 points
Jul 18, 2014
At the BRC
Light years Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Joined Nov 29, 2007
204 points
Jul 18, 2014
Stairway To Heaven - all the way to the Pearly Gat...
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
1,132 points
Jul 18, 2014
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
For the sake of accuracy, I say we use planck lengths. Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
357 points
Jul 18, 2014
Grand Teton selfie
Bananas are always an accurate form of measurement. Jeremy Riesberg
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 3, 2012
22 points
Jul 18, 2014
Ahhhh, remember the hair and pay tribute to it.
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!
ScoRo
From Portland, OR
Joined Jun 11, 2002
155 points
Jul 18, 2014
Moss
F#$K SI
F#$K SI
Jason Todd
From Cody, WY
Joined Apr 21, 2012
511 points
Jul 18, 2014
Why not smoots? Joshua Payne
From Los Alamos, NM
Joined May 20, 2013
58 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
132 points
Jul 18, 2014
Stoked
Just measure in number of bolts of course Dan Stirton
From Los Angeles, CA
Joined Mar 13, 2013
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Jul 18, 2014
City of Rocks
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
From Colorado
Joined Apr 2, 2012
421 points
Jul 18, 2014
Colonel Mustard
Heights listed in feet are much more impressive, with no more effort. Work smarter, not harder. Colonel Mustard
Joined Sep 13, 2005
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Jul 18, 2014
Insurrection, 5.14c.  Photo Adam Sanders.
Joshua Payne wrote:
Why not smoots?


Nice! Thought I might see a vote for smoots.
Monomaniac
From Morrison, CO
Joined Oct 26, 2006
17,258 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
Joined Jul 3, 2013
53 points
Jul 18, 2014
Ive walked many meters on my tired meters? Rodney P
From Ouray,CO
Joined Oct 7, 2011
65 points
Jul 18, 2014
Slab...
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
From Plattsburgh, Ny
Joined Dec 18, 2011
221 points
Administrator
Jul 18, 2014
A Very Not Snowy Christmas...
Why not Hands? Morgan Patterson
Joined Oct 13, 2009
8,420 points
Jul 18, 2014
New Religion
Rodney P wrote:
Ive walked many meters on my tired meters?


The metre is just a bit off.
BruceH
From Salt Lake City,UT
Joined Mar 31, 2011
32 points
Jul 18, 2014
Mt Minsi, PA
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
306 points
Jul 18, 2014
Rockbanned wrote:
Actually 3.24 sir... heh heh heh


WRONG!!
You actually need 3.28084 feet per meter.
jleining
Joined Apr 28, 2007
22 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
35 points
Jul 18, 2014
Hip trouble ...
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
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