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Marks elements to represent natural climbing sites (climbing areas, sectors, crags, frozen waterfalls, etc.) or artificial climbs (climbing walls, indoor climbing halls, etc.) Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: sports
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
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Status: de facto

The tag sport=climbing marks elements and the general location to represent natural climbing sites ([W] climbing areas, sectors, [W] crags, frozen waterfalls, etc.) or artificial climbs (climbing walls, indoor climbing halls, etc.).

Mapping of particular routes as well as many other details (grade, bolting, route length etc.) is described in the article climbing. Meta data like amount of routes, grades, links to operators/topos etc. are considered to enable a wide range of use of the data; e.g. a search for rocks matching user defined criteria.

How to map

sport=climbing should be preferably applied to node nodes for artificial climbing walls and on way ways in conjunction with natural=cliff or area areas for climbing halls with building=yes. The scheme also applies to boulders attached to bedrock natural=rock and free standing boulders natural=stone.

Basic tags

Main article: Climbing - a feature page summarizing many tags of climbing-related details.

The most important, basic tags to describe a climbing site:

Tag Description
sport=climbing Climbing is possible here.
name=* Name of the crag/climbing hall/boulder, if applicable.
Artificial climbing wall outdoors (Teufelsberg, Berlin)
Artificial climbing wall.
In combination with building=yes or similar it is indoors, otherwise outdoors, for example on a playground.

For tower-like structures, man_made=tower and tower:type=climbing can be added.

See also