Retezat Mountains Additions and Corrections

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mibu - Nov 1, 2009 1:23 pm - Voted 10/10

Weather addition

Weather forecast for Bucura lake


peterbud - Nov 2, 2009 8:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Weather addition


There is a problem with the link you gave. The url does not change when one changes location, so when someone clicks on it, they will either see the last location they saw earlier, either Bern (Switzerland), which is a default, I guess. To see what I mean, try to visit the link after having cleared the cache of your browser.

On the site I searched for 'Bucura'. The one I suppose you recommended, is 'Bucura, Hunedoara' - but it tells 413m a.s.l. and the coordinates also point to Cugir, so I think it's not Bucura lake. However, if you search for 'retezat', there's an entry with 2334 m a.s.l. - this could be the correct one. The problem with the url still has to be solved, though, I'll look into it.

Any further suggestions to improve the quality of the page from your point of view?


peterbud - Nov 2, 2009 8:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Weather addition

Found the way around surprisingly fast:

You might want to change the link on your Vf. Retezat page as well to this one instead of that Bucura.


mibu - Nov 2, 2009 2:13 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Weather addition

You're right. Thanks for the hint.

I corrected and used this link instead:
You get the same result by writing "lacul bucura" in meteoblue text field (country - Romania, "Towns only" option unchecked).
But I suppose both options are equally good.

Now regarding main Retezat page and the 3 child peaks, I think you've done a very good job. Structured, detailed and updated information.

Maybe some remarks regarding the climbing chapters.
The problem with climbing in Retezat is that information is missing about routes and their grade. The classic Romanian/Russian grade notation 1A - 6B is old fashioned and incomplete. This grade does not illustrate the technical difficulty of a route. For example one 3B route may have maximum difficulty UIAA 5 and another 3B route might be UIAA 8. There's a big difference between them.

Anyway, some routes in Retezat have also the UIAA grade next to the classic one, and I hope things will start to move on. But for the moment somebody needs to start gather and structure this information.

So, for the moment, I think nothing is to be done regarding this.
There is a page dedicated to climbing in Retezat (topos, description in Romanian): here.
You can add this link in main 'climbing' section if you consider appropriate.


peterbud - Nov 2, 2009 3:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Weather addition

This Lacul Bucura option seems good indeed. About the climbing grades, yes I am aware of the drawbacks of the old system. Thanks for the link, it is far better than anything I've found, so it will surely be included.

By the way, I see you're familiar with the area, plus live closer, plus speak Romanian - so if you'd like to have editing rights for the page, tell me. Four hands can do better than two, and I see you did a good job with the Retezat peak page.


mibu - Nov 2, 2009 4:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Weather addition

Thanks for the credit Peter, I don't see right now what else could be added on the page, the content is very good.

Maybe in the future, when new information will be available, we can update the climbing section for these mountains.


peterbud - Nov 3, 2009 7:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Weather addition

All right, just tell me when there's new information to add. Cheers.

awildplace - Sep 9, 2012 4:19 pm - Hasn't voted

transport to/from ohaba

the minivan schedule to/from ohaba posted on this page no longer seems to apply. the one given on is reproduced on posters locally. but when i was at carnic 27-31 august 2012 no minivans were seen on this route at all. local people at salasu de sus told me they do not run every day. i suggest you do not rely on this transport.


peterbud - Sep 10, 2012 4:47 am - Hasn't voted

Re: transport to/from ohaba

Thanks for the note, I've updated the info on the page.

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