Vertical Frontier


About the project

This project was an exploration of information architecture. My goal was to assemble a dataset, look for trends or interesting insights and then visualize it in an understandable and engaging way

As a rock climber I thought it would be interesting to visualize all of my climbing adventures

Collecting & 
organizing the data

I compiled my dataset by looking through climbing guides and noting attributes such as the location, height and difficulty of every climb I had completed.

Exploring the data
 through sketching

I realized the most interesting aspect of my data was not the routes themselves but the locations I had traveled to do them. I decided to explore a visualization that indicated how far I traveled to each climbing area and the number of climbs I did there.

The result was 30in x 20in poster