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ACC Competition: Best New Climbing Topo
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TOPIC: ACC Competition: Best New Climbing Topo
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ACC Competition: Best New Climbing Topo 4 Years, 9 Months ago  
Best New Climbing Topo
Creating topos (climbing route descriptions) is an art form. Climbs are notoriously hard to describe as judged by the number of people who get lost trying to climb them. Routes are hard to sketch and even harder to describe in words. Perspectives change with time: the location from which the observations were made and the personality (or mood) of the person making the observation. Given the difficulty in making a quality topo, it can mean the difference between an enjoyable climb and an overnight epic. Therefore, the ACC is hosting a competition to reward those who go out of their way to make outstanding topos.
  • First Prize: $100 gift certificate to MEC

  • Second Prize: $75 gift certificate to MEC

To enter, please submit a pdf of your topo for a new route to matthew.breakey@gmail.com by October 31st, 2013. Please include your name and contact information and any background/story to the route including FA (first ascent). If you would like to help judge, also contact the above e-mail, we will need three.
Judging criteria:
  1. Completeness of the topo. Is there a description of the parking, approach, route and descent?

  2. Clarity of the description. Are each of the parking, approach route and descent thoroughly and clearly described? Is each pitch described, including length and gear where appropriate? Are images and/or sketches used to portray the route?

  3. Work involved. Larger routes take more effort to describe than smaller routes.

Notes:
  1. The topo must be original work. Therefore, the author must be involved in the creation of the route and be making and submitting the topo with the consent of the route creator. However, the person who creates and submits the topo does not necessarily have to be the first ascensionist.

  2. By submitting the topo to the Calgary Section of the ACC, the author grants permission to the ACC to publish the topo on their webpage and distribute the topo, free of charge, to anyone. The ACC will not put any copyright restriction on the topo and encourages its distribution.

  3. You must be an ACC Calgary Section member in good standing and the topo must have been completed in the last five years.

  4. The topo may have previously been published, as long as it is original work and there are no copyright restrictions.
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