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Introducing the Pebble Climbing App

Introducing the Pebble Climbing App

  • Posted by Kaleigh
  • On June 18, 2020
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Pebble Climbing was created by long-time Front member Sundev Lohr and is a new, locally-grown online platform that aims to be your definitive climbing resource. Whether you’re training in the gym, climbing outside or just need some inspiration, Pebble has the features you need. 

HISTORY

Sundev has been thinking about a platform like this on and off for roughly 15 years. Ten years ago he built Wikiboulder, a wiki style bouldering guidebook website where users could add or edit problems. He learned a lot by creating Wikiboulder and much of the initial guide data for Pebble is taken from that platform. With Pebble he hopes to take this vision even further, creating tools to help climbers better enjoy their passion.

WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT

Pebble’s gyms section has a current catalog of the routes and bouldering at The Front. You can use this section to track your sessions and analyze your climbing during each session. You can also compete against others at your gym on the leaderboard.

The app’s guides section allows you to plan your next trip outside or find your next project. If you don’t find what you’re looking for and want to give back to the community, you can add and edit climbs in the guides section or create your own guides.

As you log your sessions in either the gym or at the crag, Pebble will start providing you with feedback about your session. How long are you resting? How often are you sending? How long has it been since your last attempt? What’s your overall intensity? You can then compare this session with past sessions to gain a better understanding of your climbing performance.

PEBBLE APP KEY FEATURES

« Integration with The Front’s route setting so you can track each attempt or send on your projects

« Notifications when new routes and areas are set at The Front so you can be the first to get your paws on the goods

« Crag finder in the guides section for new outdoor destinations – contribute to or create a guide anywhere in the world!

« Community interface so you can find other users and gain inspiration from their sends or media they add, and get the coveted fist bump for your efforts

« Analysis of your climbing trends with your custom performance dashboard

« Friendly competition with The Front and local crag leaderboards

HOW TO USE & DOWNLOAD

Using the app is as simple as downloading it, logging in and then tracking your sends or adding media. If you have questions or feedback about the app, feel free to reach out to Sundev at sundev@pebbleclimbing.com. You can download the app on the App Store or Google Play or from the Pebble website.

HOW WILL THE APP BE USED FOR BOULDERING LEAGUE?

Pebble will be used to register and organize Bouldering League teams, keep score and determine winners for the next bouldering league. Competitors will register a team and invite users to join their team. When each round begins, competitors will track their scores and ask other users to act as judges for their scores. The leaderboard will track scores in real time and show the winners overall and for each round.

We’re excited to see this app develop and share more in the coming weeks! If you have questions or feedback regarding the app, please feel free to reach out to Sundev: sundev@pebbleclimbing.com.