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Raygar



Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 2:55 pm    Post subject: difficulty ratings Reply with quote

just some thoughts on difficulty ratings.
Looking at my stats I see no D rating above 3.5.One 4.5 but its part of a missleading theme.So, at least in the Maple Ridge area we seem to be low on these types of hides.I'm contemplating my first hide, Ive got a container almost finished and am thinking of a dandy spot for a hide.Tough to rate the diff as Ive no experience with higher ratings.Any thoughts on that would be helpful and thoughts on whats not allowed, tops of trees, underwater things that are too dangerous etc would be good too. cheers and thanks,
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MsChief-Gps_y



Joined: Jan 16, 2004
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Location: Lower Mainland

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 5:12 pm    Post subject: Re: difficulty ratings Reply with quote

Do a search in the Groundspeak Forums. There has been some interesting threads re D and T's. My understanding has been that 5 is extreme and requires special equipment etc beyond ropes etc.
Rappelling from what I've seen/ read is a 4 to 4.5.

We've got some tree climbing caches out so check them out.
There's a cache or 2 under water as well or so I hear and recall. Anyone?
It's reasonable to warn folk of what is necessary so they can come the first time prepared.
Usually it's a good idea to rate a D, lower and a T, as accurate as you can, doh, and if they prove more difficult 'up' them though when it comes to danger etc better to err the T on the side of caution.
Darn, I was hoping this thread was about all the D 'ones' that aren't. We do have some disabled and wheelchair'ed cachers who mostly have to watch others make the find. It must be so disappointed to think they could actually go for a cache only to find it inaccessible.

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Mr. Wilson and a Mt. Goat



Joined: May 01, 2009
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 9:28 pm    Post subject: Re: difficulty ratings Reply with quote

try this system
I find it helpful

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Raygar



Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: difficulty ratings Reply with quote

some helpful info, thanks.
found little searching on the main forums.
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