Is there a free API for rock climbing locations in the UK? What I'm thinking of is an API which gets information along the lines of ukclimbing.com, e.g. https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=457.

Failing that, is it possible to scrape the ukclimbing website?

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Kaggle hosts the 8a.nu dataset, which is scraped from the 8a.nu global climbing logbook.

This is all of the publicly available information from http://www.8a.nu, the world's largest rock climbing logbook, as of 9/13/2017. Check out https://github.com/dcohen21/8a.nu-Scraper for more information about this project.*

* Github repo down due to DMCA notice

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In the table "ascent", you have 4.11 million records. Each has a field "country" where you can filter on UK (ISO 3-letter code is GBR)

Registration required to download the data, which is in sqlite format. You can use a library like datasette to build and API from a sqlite file.

  • That github link has the notice "Repository unavailable due to DMCA takedown."
    – Beta Decay
    Sep 3, 2018 at 12:28
  • Might be a good idea to make a local copy of the kaggle dataset. if.you.know.what.i.mean.
    – philshem
    Sep 3, 2018 at 18:03

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