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Tick types

When logging an ascent you can choose from many different tick types defined below. The type of ascent you choose will effect in your profile charts, CPR and community stats.

Image Name Meaning
General ascents
Use these if you don't want to log the style of the ascent. You will get minimum CPR for these ascents.
Tick I climbed this route.
Clean I climbed this route without resting.
Bouldering ascents
Use these for routes that you bouldered.
Send I completed this boulder cleanly as described.
Dab I completed this boulder but touched the ground or a person during the ascent.
Lead ascents
Use these for routes that you led.
Lead I led this route. It is preferred if you use more specific tick types as this will give you minimum CPR.
Onsight I led this route, without falling or resting, on my first attempt without prior inspection or beta (Beta is information from someone else. Use of guidebook to locate the route is generally considered OK, but discussing tips for the route with someone is not).
Flash I led this route, without falling or resting, on my first attempt, but used prior inspection and/or beta.
Ground up red point I led this route, without falling or resting and without working the moves, but not on my first attempt.
Red point I led this route, without falling or resting, but not on my first attempt.
Pink point I led this sport route, without falling or resting, but not on my first attempt, using pre-placed gear. If you do this on a trad route then it will be considered a sport route. For harder sport routes it has generally become acceptable to also call this a red point.
Green point onsight I onsighted a sport route using trad gear.
Green point I climbed a sport route with only trad gear.
All free with rest I climbed this route all free but had a rest of fall. This should only be used in certain regions where all free is an acceptable style. Otherwise consider using Hang dog.
Hang dog I led this route, but rested on gear or fell on the way up.
Lead solo I led this route, using a lead solo device, anchor rope at the bottom.
Seconding ascents
Use these for routes that you seconded.
Second I seconded this route.
Second clean I seconded this route, without resting on the rope.
Second with rest I seconded this route, but rested on the rope.
Top roping ascents
Use these for routes that you top roped.
Top rope I top roped this route.
Top rope onsight I top roped this route, without falling or resting, on my first attempt without prior inspection or beta.
Top rope flash I top roped this route, without falling or resting, on my first attempt, but used prior inspection and/or beta.
Top rope clean I top roped this route, without resting on the rope.
Top rope with rest I top roped this route, but rested on the rope.
Roped Solo I climbed this route by myself using the rope, set up from above, to self belay.
Aid ascents
Use these for routes that you aided.
Aid I led this route, using fixed or placed protection to make upward progress.
Aid solo I soloed this route, using fixed or placed protection to make upward progress.
Soloing ascents
Use these for routes that you soloed.
Onsight solo I soloed this route as an onsight.
Solo I soloed this route.
Aspirational ascents
Use these for routes that you wish to do.
Hit I want to climb this route, sometime.
Target I want to climb this route.
Mark I want to climb this route, in the near future.
Deep water ascents
Use these for routes that you did deep water soloed.
Deep water solo I solo climbed this deep water route.
Via ferrata ascents
Use these for routes that you did as a via ferrata.
Via ferrata I completed this via ferrata route.
Historical ascents
Use these for historical milestone ascents for a route.
First ascent I was the first person to ever climb this route. Generally you should only use this if nobody else has climbed the route before with the exception of aid eliminations.
First free ascent I was the first person to ever climb this route free of aid.
Attempted ascents
Use these for routes that you attempted but did not complete.
Attempt I attempted, but did not complete, this route.
Working I am working on this route or problem as a personal project.
Retreat I attempted this route but retreated (eg too hard, weather turned, not enough gear, injury).
Ghost I attempted, but did not complete, this route (historical).

Note re Attempted Ascents. Unlike the other categories, the distinction between the different types of 'Attempted Ascents' is more about the psychology/style than detail/nuance. i.e. The tick types are identical physically (you tried a route but didn't make it), but psychologically from a sport climbing/bouldering point of view you might be 'working' a route (making muiltiple attempts as you work towards a Red Point or clean ascent); from a trad climber's perspective you might have tried and got spanked.

Note re Aspirational Ascents. There is a plan to remove aspirational ascents once we have made personal lists functionality available.

Note re Historical Ascents. There is a plan to remove historical ascents after we have enhanced the system to allow ascents to link into route history.