Open Source Rock Climbing

Viet Nguyen
A blog about the intersection of coding and rock climbing
Created 18 Aug 2020
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  • Understanding Open Source Licenses
    23 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Lynn Hill on Pancake Flake, the Nose, el Capitan. Photo courtesy of lynnhillclimbing.com Twenty-eight years ago, Lynn Hill became the first person to free climb the Nose in Yosemite. When this happene...
  • Estimating Route Quality: Analysis and Applications
    11 Aug 2021 • 14 min read • 3 4
    What you will (hopefully) read here This article is on climbing route quality (I will be discussing sport and trad routes only, a direct analogy can be made to boulders): how we can measure it, how we...
  • Personalized Route Recommendations
    08 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Bonnie McIntyre leading Penny Lane, Squamish, Canada Background & Objectives If you are anything like me, you might spend hours scouring Mountain Project for routes and areas that suit your goals and ...
  • GitHub reverses DMCA takedown
    18 May 2021 • 1 min read
    Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash GitHub has reversed the DMCA takedown and reinstated OpenBeta climbing-data repository. Access to the repository containing the crowd-sourced climbing route data file...
  • Derek - Creator of the MountainProject Reddit bot
    11 May 2021 • 4 min read
    In this installation of our interview series we talk to Derek Antrican who is the creator of the MountainProject Reddit bot. Derek also shares one of his memorable experiences from the Pacific Crest t...
  • Equitable collaboration is the future
    23 Mar 2021 • 1 min read • 2 6
    Indian Creek, Utah, by Viet Nguyen CC BY-SA This past week, I woke up to a Cease and Desist letter from onXmaps, the new owner of MountainProject — a popular crowd-sourced climbing website. Coincident...
  • February 2021 Edition
    11 Feb 2021 • < 1 min read
    This month on OpenBeta.io Tech: Search climbs by FA - The Geocoder Rest API now supports search by first ascensionist Visualize your pyramid from MountProject ticks - Building a tick pyramid with Reac...
  • Stef and Rick’s Adventures
    31 Jan 2021 • 6 min read
    Photo © Irene Yee How did you two meet? We met rock climbing! We were both part of a local climbing meet-up group based in Portland, Oregon. The group was going through some leadership transitions and...
  • Visualize your pyramid from MountainProject ticks
    17 Jan 2021 • < 1 min read
    So you have been ticking climbs on MountainProject. Have you ever wondered what your climbing pyramid would look like? Check out the latest Javascript coding example - the pyramid visualizer. Enter yo...
  • Luis - Journey from the Andes to the Cascades
    28 Dec 2020 • 3 min read
    Can you tell us a little about yourself? My name is Luis Armando Gil Rangel. I was born and grew up in Caracas, Venezuela. Caracas is a beautiful, unique valley located in the North of South America w...
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