Irish Climbing Online Wiki
Irish Climbing Route Database. This supplements the Mountaineering Ireland guidebooks.
Notes to help editors bring a climbing guide to publication.
For general queries on the climbing or areas described in the wiki content please subscribe to the Irish Climbing Online forum. The administrators of the site may not be experts in the activity or the area described in the wiki content. It's a much better idea to ask your question of the active local climbers who can be contacted via the forum.
For all website related matters please contact email@example.com.
For information on using the wiki please consult the Reader User's Guide.
Adding comments on routes
Comments on the content of the page may be added by going to the discussion tab and either editing the existing discussion or better still using the + link to the right of the edit link and add a new topic of discussion.
There's a certain way of laying out comments. You use a preceding colon to indicate that its a response to a previous comment. Two colons for a response to a response and so on.
Please sign your comments using the signature button on the toolbar for this. It is always useful to know when a comment was made
Leave the cursor at the end of your comment and click the button. It will insert a blob of characters and you need do no more, just save and exit.
For information on editing and updating the wiki content please consult the Editor User's Guide. However the following section gives a rapid overview of what is involved.
If you don't have the ê or Ê for arête or ARÊTE on your keyboard, copy/paste from here.
To edit the Irish Climbing Online Route Database website you need to login - use the same username and password as you use for the Irish Climbing Online forum.
Editing a page
Editing a page is very simple - as simple as editing a Microsoft Word document.
At the top of the edit page there is a row of buttons that allows you to do some of these jobs and more.
- Add a new section - this is done by putting == tags either side of the County Name or using the A Level 2 Headline button in the editor
== Co. Cavan ==
- Add a new page - this is done by putting [[ tags either side of the Crag Name or using the Internal Link button in the editor
[[Coumshingaun, Co. Waterford]]
- Highlight/bold some text - this is done by putting ''' tags either side of the text or using the B button in the editor
'''Supercrack E1 5b'''
- Italicise some text - this is done by putting '' tags either side of the text or using the I button in the editor
'''Supercrack E1 5b'''
- New paragraph without a line space before it - this is done by typing <br> at the end of a line followed by the Enter key once.
Supercrack E1 5b<br> Start at the holly tree
- New paragraph with a single line space before it - this is done by typing Enter twice at the end of a line.
Finish easily up the broken ground above. Supercrack E1 5b
- Upload an image - this is done by using the following tag:
or you can use the "embedded file" button which gives you the template into which you can write the filename.
Whichever you use, save the page. You will see a red link on the saved page and when you click it you are asked to upload the file. You can size it, thumbnail it, position it, title etc. Details are in the user guide above.
Here's an example: [[Image:Legspreader_burren_08.jpg|200px||left|Legspreader Scailp Na Seisri ]]
- Put in a web link - this is done by using the following tag:
[http://www.climbing.ie Irish Climbing Online]
- Put in a Google Map - this is done by using the map editor button
<googlemap version="0.9" lat="54.118188" lon="-7.288055" type="map" zoom="10">54.00871, -7.161209, Mount Desperation The steepest crag in the world </googlemap>
Highlight this text, right click and copy it and then paste it into the crag information wherever you want it to appear.
- Put in a YouTube video - this is done using the following tag (use youtube or vimeo or whatever):
Adding a Photo Topo
Here is a link to a free topo maker just for making topos for climbing. It is so much easier than using any type of publishing software or Microsoft products like Word. If you want to see what the end product looks like check out the update for the Gap of Dunloe or Rusheen Guide on here. It produces high quality easy to understand picture topos.