Introducing Crag Finder
A new search tool to help you find places to climb
🔥 Find Crags Near Me
In the most recent release of OpenTacos, we have introduced a new search tool to help you discover crags near a city or a well-known landmark. You can also filter crags by grade range and climbing styles (more on this below). As you can see, we also tally up the number of crags by distance from your search location.
If you’re familiar with the geography of the Portland area, you probably have a good picture of what is available, Rocky Butte, Carver, Madrone, Broughton Bluff and Ozone, all within 30 miles from downtown. But there’s more climbing in the Mount Hood area and Beacon rock, if you’re willing to venture a bit further out, in the 30 - 60 mile range. While it might be a no-brainer for someone with local knowledge of the area, the tool is useful for those who are new to climbing or visiting the city.
How is Portland, Oregon stacking up against Boulder, Colorado?
🔥 Filter Crags
After seeing a list of crags near your search location, you can use the Filter bar to narrow the search result to suite your grade range and climbing style(s): traditional, sport or bouldering.
You can also click on individual crag markers on the interactive map to learn more about a particular crag. We’ve introduced a grade band concept to simplify the UI.
Trad and Sport
Beginner: up to 5.8
Intermediate: 5.9 - 5.10
Advanced: 5.11 - 5.12
Expert: 5.13 and up
Intermediate: V1 - V3
Advanced: V4 - V7
Expert: V8 and up
In this example, I'm a sport climber, looking for climbs in the 5.7 - 5.9 range. As you can see, Jungle Cliff has no easy climbs, four in the Intermediate range (5.9 - 5.10), plus many more harder climbs which I don't care for.
🔥 Where is my donut?
The Radius filter also allows you to specify a minimum search radius, effectively excluding the inner circle which makes the radius filter look like a donut.
🔥 Download search data
Last but not least, you can download the search result in GeoJSON format.
A huge thank you to OpenBeta volunteers who made Milestone 2 release possible: Chloé Beaulieu, Michael Dimmitt, Kendra Gibbons, Clinton Lunn, Antoine Marnat, Kevin Nadro, Gal Weinstock.
If you love climbing as much as we do, and want to help shape the future of climbing in the open source space, you can help us figure out the next steps.
What do you want to see next in OpenTacos? Please leave your feedback on this GitHub issue.
We welcome all kinds of contributions: sharing new route information, identifying inaccuracies, writing the code, reporting bugs, designing the website, creating documentation or contribute a few bucks towards the cause. Get started by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with our volunteers on Discord today.