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Beta is simply information, usually regarding the nature of a trip or route and the challenges one might encounter. The word beta sprang from the climbing community and could have originally meant a Betamax video. Essentially the video of someone climbing a pitch.

These days beta typically takes the written form, but you can find excellent route information on YouTube.

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This site is currently documenting 8046 locations, with detailed information on 1947 locations.

Ropewiki hosts exclusive beta contributed by users but it also aggregates beta documented by other Beta Sites (including guide books).

Information on a specific canyon/cave may be found in many different ways:

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This site relies on users like you to grow and improve. Anyone can add beta or update beta posted by other users. We also welcome links to beta or trip reports posted on other sites.

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Gilette
Alpes-Maritimes (France)
3.4*#304A III (v4a1 III)4.5h-5.5h 0.8mi ↕1637ft ↕197ft

XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
16 Jan 2017
Abeiroux
Alpes-Maritimes (France)
2.7*#273A II (v3a1 II)2.5h 0.3mi ↕738ft ↕98ft

XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
15 Jan 2017
Lagouna
Alpes-Maritimes (France)
3.5*#194A III (v4a1 IV)7h 0.7mi ↕1739ft ↕115ft

..., XXX, ..., XXX
15 Jan 2017
Touet
Alpes-Maritimes (France)
3*#313A I (v3a1 II)1.5h 0.2mi ↕361ft ↕98ft

XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
15 Jan 2017
Veroncle
Vaucluse (France)
2.3*#83B II (v2a2 I)2.5h-3.5h 1.4mi ↕492ft ↕66ft


XXX, ..., ..., ...
15 Jan 2017
Cougar Canyon (Anza Borrego Desert)
Anza Borrego Desert (California)
3.9*#53B III (v3a2 III)6h-11.5h4.7mi 1.3mi ↕1414ft13r ↕70ft



XXX, X.., ..., ..X
15 Jan 2017



Dam Canyon
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
3.3*#33A III (v3a1 III)4h-6h1mi 4-7r ↕180ft



XXX, XXX, ..., XXX
15 Jan 2017



Tristan
Alpes-Maritimes (France)
2.9*#184A II (v4a1 III)3h 0.5mi ↕1148ft ↕197ft


14 Jan 2017
Pissevieille (Ardeche)
Ardeche (France)
3.7*#354B II X (v6a2 III)3.5h 0.4mi ↕492ft ↕279ft

14 Jan 2017
Takamaka 1
Reunion
4.7*#344C3 IV (v4a6 IV)9h-11h 1.9mi ↕1575ft ↕230ft


..., ..., XXX, XXX
14 Jan 2017
Malinberg
Udine (Italy)
2.7*#93A II (v3a1 II)2.5h-3h 0.2mi ↕607ft8r ↕98ft

..., ..X, XXX, XX.
12 Jan 2017
Vabre
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (France)
2.8*#373B I (v3a2 II)1h 0.2mi ↕282ft ↕49ft

..., ..., .XX, XX.
10 Jan 2017
Grenant
Savoie (France)
3.7*#903C II (v3a3 II)4h 0.9mi ↕525ft ↕66ft

9 Jan 2017
La Mourade
Herault (France)
2.1*#64A I (v4a1 I)30min-1h 0.3mi ↕197ft ↕66ft

xxx, xxx, ..., xxx
9 Jan 2017
Bellevaux
Haute-Savoie (France)
3.2*#184B I (v4a2 II)2h 0.2mi ↕328ft ↕115ft

9 Jan 2017
Ciaudans
Alpes-Maritimes (France)
3.4*#144A II (v4a1 IV)4h 0.5mi ↕1673ft ↕164ft


8 Jan 2017
Bau
Alpes-Maritimes (France)
3*#34A III (v4a1 III)5h 0.6mi ↕1804ft ↕164ft


xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx
8 Jan 2017
Gourdon (Upper)
Alpes-Maritimes (France)
3.4*#783B II (v3a2 II)3.5h-4h 0.9mi ↕984ft10r ↕82ft

..., .XX, ..., ...
8 Jan 2017
Colombiere
Isere (France)
3.1*#554B II (v4a2 III)2.5h 0.5mi ↕820ft ↕82ft


8 Jan 2017
Diable (Isere)
Isere (France)
4.3*#474C2 III R (v5a5 IV)5.5h-6h 0.7mi ↕1345ft16r ↕98ft

..., ..., ..., XXX
8 Jan 2017
Beal Noir
Hautes-Alpes (France)
2.9*#323B II (v3a2 I)2.5h 0.4mi ↕1148ft ↕66ft

8 Jan 2017
Palanques
Teruel (Spain)
0*#04.5h-6.5h 0.3mi ↕984ft ↕131ft


XXX, XXX, xxx, XXX
7 Jan 2017
Salcorz
Huesca (Spain)
3.2*#74B III (v4a2 III)4h-5h ↕1640ft19r ↕164ft

7 Jan 2017
Etages
Isere (France)
4.4*#372.5h-5h 0.3mi ↕650ft ↕66ft


..., ..., ..., .XX
7 Jan 2017
Marc
Ariege (France)
3.8*#703B I (v3a2 II)2h 0.2mi ↕230ft ↕82ft

7 Jan 2017
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Locations with good information
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Eagle Creek Canyon
Columbia River Gorge (Oregon/Washington)
4.6*#123C III R (v5a5 III)5h-8h7mi 2.5mi ↕456ft3r ↕95ft


..., XXX, XXX, XXX
6 Aug 2016



Haleakala Crater Traverse
Maui (Hawaii)
3*#22A IV (v1a1 IV)6h-9h10mi 7.6mi ↕2867ft




Antenna Canyon
State Line Hills (Nevada)
3.6*#43A III (v3a1 III)6h-8h2.9mi 0.3mi ↕545ft7-9r ↕175ft



XXX, XXX, ..., .XX
26 Nov 2016



Keyhole Canyon (Nevada)
Lake Mead NRA (Nevada)
3.9*#73A I (v3a1 I)2h-3h1.6mi 0.8mi ↕581ft4r ↕100ft



XXX, XXX, ..., .XX
26 Dec 2016



Sheepbone and Quarry Canyons Loop
Lake Mead NRA (Nevada)
3*#53A II (v3a1 II)3h-5h5.2mi 0.8mi ↕591ft8r ↕70ft



XXX, XXX, ..., .XX
27 Dec 2016



Motorcycle Canyon
Lake Mead NRA (Nevada)
3.1*#73A III (v3a1 III)4h-7h6.8mi 1.8mi ↕1270ft4r ↕90ft



XXX, XXX, ..., .XX
27 Dec 2016



Tanner Creek
Columbia River Gorge (Oregon/Washington)
4.7*#44C4 III R (v5a7 III)5h-8h5.5mi 0.4mi ↕335ft5-6r ↕90ft



..., ..., ..X, XX.
29 Jun 2016



Oneonta Creek
Columbia River Gorge (Oregon/Washington)
4.5*#53C II (v3a3 II)4h2.6mi 0.5mi ↕489ft3r+1j ↕150ft



..., ..., .XX, X..
10 Aug 2014



Deimos Canyon
Black Mountains North (Death Valley National Park)
4.6*#63A IV (v3a1 IV)9h-13h3.4mi 1.1mi 17-23r ↕125ft



XXX, X.., ..., ..X
16 Jan 2016



Charon Canyon
Black Mountains North (Death Valley National Park)
4*#24A IV (v4a1 IV)9h-12h7.6mi 17r ↕145ft



XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Duncan Creek
Columbia River Gorge (Oregon/Washington)
3.3*#13C II (v3a3 II)2mi 1.3mi ↕1086ft9r ↕30ft



..., ..X, XXX, ...
16 Jul 2016



U-Turn Canyon
Arches National Park (Utah)
3.4*#273A II (v3a1 II)2h-4h1mi 0.4mi ↕203ft3r ↕102ft



XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
22 May 2016



Wonderland of Rocks
Joshua Tree National Park (California)
4*#52A III (v1a1 III)6h5.5mi 0r



30 Dec 2016



Painted Canyon
Mecca Hills (California)
3*#22A II (v1a1 II)3h-5h6.1mi 0r


Palm Wash Slot Canyons
Anza Borrego Desert (California)
3.5*#43A IV (v3a1 IV)4h-12h6mi 1-5r ↕30ft



XXX, X.., ..., ..X
28 Dec 2016



Sandtrap Canyon
San Diego (California)
3.7*#83A I (v3a1 I)1h-3h2mi 0.3mi ↕174ft1r ↕80ft



28 May 2016



Rough-N-Ready Canyon
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
3.6*#61A III (v1a1 III)3h4mi

XXX, x.., ..., ..X
27 Mar 2016
Zigzag Canyon
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
2.6*#43A II (v3a1 II)2h-4h3.7mi 4-5r ↕250ft



XXX, ..., ..., ..X
23 Jul 2015
La Barge Canyon (Lower)
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
4.2*#461A III (v1a1 III)9h13mi 0r


XXX, xxx, ..., xxX
1 May 2016
Tortilla Creek (Middle)
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
3*#13A III (v2a1 III)7h-2 days8mi 0-3r ↕25ft



XXX, XXX, ..., XXX
Loop Canyon
Pacoima (California)
0*#03A II (v3a1 II)3.5h-5h3.7mi 5r ↕50ft



Peter's Canyon (Peter's Cave)
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
3.9*#152A II (v1a1 II)5h9.5mi 0r



xxX, Xxx, ..., xXX
21 May 2016
Mortuary canyon
Funeral Mountains (Death Valley National Park)
3*#13A IV (v3a1 IV)12h15mi 4r ↕150ft



XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Hard Day Harvey Canyon
Ticaboo Mesa (Arizona/Utah)
4.5*#113B III R (v5a2 III)4h-8.5h5.7mi 4r ↕50ft


..., XXX, XXX, XXX
2 Apr 2016
Shinob Canyon (Na-gah Fork)
Capitol Reef National Park (Utah)
3.5*#73B I (v3a2 I)3h-5h2.3mi 3r ↕155ft



..., XXX, XXX, XXX
7 Sep 2015

Casada Canyon
Big Tujunga Region (California)
3*#24A III R (v5a1 III)7.5h5.8mi 4r ↕350ft



Casket Canyon
Funeral Mountains (Death Valley National Park)
3.7*#13A IV (v3a1 IV)10h11.2mi 9mi 8r ↕180ft



XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Vulture Canyon
Funeral Mountains (Death Valley National Park)
3.7*#13A IV (v3a1 IV)8h6.3mi 4.3mi 9r ↕180ft


XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Smashcam Canyon
North America
0*#03A III R (v5a1 III)5h-7h3.5mi 5-7r ↕180ft





..., XXX, XXX, XXX
Four Boulders Canyon
Mogollon Rim (Arizona)
0*#03A II (v3a1 II)3h-4.5h1.5mi 6r ↕200ft




..., XXX, XXX, XXX
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Recently modified locations

Location
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Quality
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Time
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Info
Conditions
Eagle Creek Canyon
Columbia River Gorge (Oregon/Washington)
4.6*#123C III R (v5a5 III)5h-8h7mi 2.5mi ↕456ft3r ↕95ft


..., XXX, XXX, XXX
6 Aug 2016



Emerald Canyon (Lower)
Maui (Hawaii)
3.8*#33C1 II (v3a4 II) 4r ↕90ft


XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
26 Dec 2016



T5 Canyon (Honomanu Stream)
Maui (Hawaii)
0*#04C IV R (v7a3 IV)8h-12h ↕580ft
Haleakala Crater Traverse
Maui (Hawaii)
3*#22A IV (v1a1 IV)6h-9h10mi 7.6mi ↕2867ft




Antenna Canyon
State Line Hills (Nevada)
3.6*#43A III (v3a1 III)6h-8h2.9mi 0.3mi ↕545ft7-9r ↕175ft



XXX, XXX, ..., .XX
26 Nov 2016



Keyhole Canyon (Nevada)
Lake Mead NRA (Nevada)
3.9*#73A I (v3a1 I)2h-3h1.6mi 0.8mi ↕581ft4r ↕100ft



XXX, XXX, ..., .XX
26 Dec 2016



Dam Canyon
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
3.3*#33A III (v3a1 III)4h-6h1mi 4-7r ↕180ft



XXX, XXX, ..., XXX
15 Jan 2017



Sheepbone and Quarry Canyons Loop
Lake Mead NRA (Nevada)
3*#53A II (v3a1 II)3h-5h5.2mi 0.8mi ↕591ft8r ↕70ft



XXX, XXX, ..., .XX
27 Dec 2016



Motorcycle Canyon
Lake Mead NRA (Nevada)
3.1*#73A III (v3a1 III)4h-7h6.8mi 1.8mi ↕1270ft4r ↕90ft



XXX, XXX, ..., .XX
27 Dec 2016



Necrophilia Canyon
Cottonwood Mountains (Death Valley National Park)
3.7*#13A IV (v3a1 IV) 3r ↕140ft


XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Tanner Creek
Columbia River Gorge (Oregon/Washington)
4.7*#44C4 III R (v5a7 III)5h-8h5.5mi 0.4mi ↕335ft5-6r ↕90ft



..., ..., ..X, XX.
29 Jun 2016



Oneonta Creek
Columbia River Gorge (Oregon/Washington)
4.5*#53C II (v3a3 II)4h2.6mi 0.5mi ↕489ft3r+1j ↕150ft



..., ..., .XX, X..
10 Aug 2014



Portiacha
Huesca (Spain)
3.5*#454A I (v4a1 II)1.5h-2h 0.2mi ↕361ft ↕131ft

XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
23 Oct 2016
Basender
Huesca (Spain)
3.3*#423A II (v3a1 III)2h-5h 0.4mi ↕295ft6r ↕49ft


XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
27 Oct 2016
Peonera (Upper)
Huesca (Spain)
3.5*#222C1 II (v1a4 III)3.5h-5.5h 3.7mi ↕262ft ↕33ft


..., ..X, XXX, XXX
19 Aug 2016
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Canyon mapper

RopeWiki hosts a tool that allows the user to plot the elevation profile of a canyon simply by ctrl-clicking (⌘-clicking) on the top of that canyon. The accuracy depends on the character of the canyon and the quality of elevation data in the region. In the San Gabriels, this tool is extremely accurate -- accurate enough to distinguish most rappels and their heights in most canyons. For slot canyons in remote areas of Utah, it is worthless.

This tool works by measuring the 3D polygons automatically loaded onto the viewer's local machine when viewing a particular area with the Google Earth plugin. This means that getting the best results requires:

  • Waiting for the Google Earth data to fully load before measuring an elevation profile
  • Ensuring that the entire canyon is visible on the screen (off-screen areas are replaced with much lower-resolution polygons and will not yield good elevation profile results)
  • Zooming in as much as possible (when zoomed out away from a given area, Google Earth loads lower-resolution polygons because the higher-resolution ones are unnecessary to create a good visual image)

NOTE: Google Earth API has been discontinued, so this tool may or may not work depending on what version of Google Earth you have installed. The Canyon Mapper module included in Ropewiki Explorer provides similar functionality but does not use the obsoleted API.