|Feature : Climbing|
|Climbing and related features.|
A set of tags to describe climbing routes and crags.
This was originally proposed by Steve Hill in 2008-04-18 and is currently in use.
This proposal is in active use - see https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=climbing#keys
pangoSE estimate that, as of September 2018, at least 14000 real world climbing sites exist (estimated from sport=climbing and leisure=climbing) and out of these 10-20% are mapped more detailed with the keys in this proposal.
Climbing routes can be mapped with a single node marking the bottom of the route, tagged as climbing=route_bottom, or two nodes tagged with climbing=route_bottom and climbing=route_top connected by a way tagged as climbing=route.
Since climbing routes are generally quite vertical, the start and end nodes may be almost on top of each other. The rationale behind allowing two nodes and a connecting way, even though they may be extremely close on the map, is to allow a path connecting to the bottom of the route to be differentiated from a path connecting to the top. As such, if there is no top-access to the route, only a single node, marking the start, is probably preferable - see discussion.
If the climbing route is more or less horizontal or doesn't have a clear top/bottom it may be mapped only with a way or node climbing=roue
|name||*||Name of the route|
|climbing||route_bottom||This is the bottom of a climbing route.|
|climbing||route_top||This is the top of a climbing route.|
|climbing||route||This is the route itself (but see the note above).|
|yes / no||Climbing type possible on this route. For further types and theirthe meanings, see sport=climbing. (Note: this could be placed on a relation - see "Crags", below).|
|UIAA scale used by the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation.
For more details on how to convert to other systems please see UIAA official site.
|climbing:grade:french||4, 5a, 5b,...||grade according to the french grading system.|
|climbing:grade:...||Further grading systems, see sport=climbing.|
||Is the route bolted?|
|climbing:length||*||The length of the route (in metres)|
|climbing:pitches||*||How many pitches make up the route? (Defaults to 1)|
|Orientation of the rock/wall face. For details see sport=climbing. (Note: this could be placed on a relation - see "Crags", below).|
|What type of rock is it? (Note: this could be placed on a relation - see "Crags", below).|
|climbing:summit_log=*||yes||The climbing feature has a summit log (summit register, de:Gipfelbuch), see sport=climbing.|
All of the routes within a crag can be grouped into a relation and must be tagged with climbing=crag.
|climbing||crag||This is a crag.|
|name||*||Name of the crag|
|yes / no||Climbing type possible on this route. For further types and theirthe meanings, see sport=climbing.|
|Orientation of the rock/wall face. For details, see sport=climbing.|
|What type of rock is it?|
Boulders are small rocks that have "problems" instead of routes. Sometimes they can be climbed with less protection than other areas to practice moves.
|climbing||boulder||This is a boulder|
|name||*||Name of the boulder|
|What type of rock is it?|
Accepted Map Features are:
In use but not proposed
- sport=climbing_adventure used 585 times as of september 2018 and exist in the wiki and is said to be a special way of organizing climbing in a dedicated man-made facility or built outdore.
- path=climbing_access on 900+ ways.
- leisure=climbing used 700+ times as of september 2018 even though is is not approved or exist in the wiki anywhere -> most probably equivalent to sport=climbing and should be deprecated i the wiki and cleaned up.
- sport=rock_climbing used 49 times as of september 2018 even though is is not approved or exist in the wiki anywhere -> most probably equivalent to sport=climbing and should be deprecated i the wiki and cleaned up.
- Waterfalls - do not have a definitive tagging yet but may be usefull
Proposed Features where we could share ideas and maybe re-use common tags:
- via ferrata proposal, now with a ferrata relation that may also include climbing sections
- Proposed features/high rope course
- See also the German version of sport=climbing - it contains a JOSM tagging preset and the nucleus of a proposal aiming to map climbing sites like climbing areas, sectors, crags/boulders/... and of course halls