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jw11733


Mar 11, 2005, 8:29 AM
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Bouldering terms in oak flats topo?  (North_America: United_States: Arizona: Phoenix_Area: Queen_Creek_Canyon)
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Heading to Phoenix, and thought I'd check out Oak Flats. I got the topo from DrTopo, and I'm a little confused about the route descriptions. Many problems have the terms TR or DH in the description. Anyone know what these mean? (I don't boulder much, but I assume TR is not top-rope, since the problems all have V-grade designations)

-John


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Heading to Phoenix, and thought I'd check out Oak Flats. I got the topo from DrTopo, and I'm a little confused about the route descriptions. Many problems have the terms TR or DH in the description. Anyone know what these mean? (I don't boulder much, but I assume TR is not top-rope, since the problems all have V-grade designations)

-John

I think...........

TR = top rope problem

DH = dead hang start

SD = sit down start

Curt


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Mar 18, 2005, 2:52 PM
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what about the P-grades? Did they just mess up and mean "v" or is it short for Phoenix?


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Yeah, the 'P' does stand for the Phoenix system used in Phoeinx Bouldering Contest aka Boulder Blast. It allows a lower end to the V scale. A conversion chart is in The Rock Jock;s Guide to Queen Creek Canyon by Marty Karabin.


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Mar 18, 2005, 4:48 PM
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For what it's worth, there's a Vermin/Phoenix conversion scale here:

http://www.fishproducts.com/...ndrubber/grades.html

(bottom of the page)

Dan


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