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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 7601 locations, with detailed information on 1868 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.

Locations with recent condition reports
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Location
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Quality
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Time
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Raps
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Conditions
Jolibach
Valais (Switzerland)
3.9*#44C II (v4a3 IV)4h 0.2mi ↕787ft ↕131ft

..., ..., ..X, XX.
6 Dec 2016
Formiga
Huesca (Spain)
4*#1123C1 II (v3a4 III)2h-4.5h2.9mi 0.9mi ↕328ft3r ↕33ft


..., .XX, XX., ...
5 Dec 2016
Ciaudans
Alpes-Maritimes (France)
3.4*#144A II (v4a1 IV)4h 0.5mi ↕1673ft ↕164ft


4 Dec 2016
Ga
Hautes-Alpes (France)
4*#324C1 II R (v5a4 IV)3h-5h 0.9mi ↕1135ft ↕230ft


X.., ..., ..., XXX
4 Dec 2016
Abeiroux
Alpes-Maritimes (France)
2.7*#273A II (v3a1 II)2.5h 0.3mi ↕738ft ↕98ft

XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
4 Dec 2016
Aclap
Alpes-Maritimes (France)
3.3*#253A II (v3a1 III)3.5h 0.9mi ↕984ft ↕98ft


xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx
4 Dec 2016
Gilette
Alpes-Maritimes (France)
3.4*#304A III (v4a1 III)5.5h 0.8mi ↕1637ft ↕197ft

XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
4 Dec 2016
Vignourette
Alpes-Maritimes (France)
3.1*#124A III (v4a1 III)6.5h 0.7mi ↕1870ft ↕131ft

XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
4 Dec 2016
Angouire
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (France)
4*#923B III (v3a2 III)5.5h-7h 1.4mi ↕722ft11r ↕66ft

..., XXX, ..., ...
4 Dec 2016
Balene
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (France)
2.8*#393B I (v2a2 II)1h-1.5h 0.2mi ↕164ft ↕49ft

..., XXX, ..., ...
4 Dec 2016
Mascun (Upper)
Huesca (Spain)
4.5*#1284C1 III (v4a4 III)7h-9.5h 3mi ↕755ft11r ↕115ft


..., .XX, XXX, XX.
4 Dec 2016
Gorgonchon
Huesca (Spain)
4.2*#813C2 I (v3a5 III)2h 0.1mi ↕66ft2r ↕66ft



..., ..., XXX, X..
4 Dec 2016
Gamchi
Bern (Switzerland)
4.9*#254C2 III X (v6a5 V)5.5h-7h 1.2mi ↕984ft ↕197ft


..., ..., ..., .X.
4 Dec 2016
Gries
Bern (Switzerland)
4.8*#172.5h-4h 0.9mi ↕984ft ↕115ft



X.., ..., ..., ..X
4 Dec 2016
Aiguieres
Gard (France)
3*#122B I (v1a2 I)1h-3h 0.7mi ↕164ft ↕33ft

xxx, xxx, xxX, xxx
3 Dec 2016
Buizin
Ain (France)
3.3*#403B I (v3a2 I)2.5h 0.7mi ↕492ft ↕98ft


..., XXX, xxx, ...
3 Dec 2016
Donareo
Alpes-Maritimes (France)
2.4*#102A II (v1a1 II)3.5h 0.9mi ↕328ft

xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx
3 Dec 2016
Bataillere
Alpes-Maritimes (France)
2.8*#263A II (v3a1 II)4.5h 0.9mi ↕1181ft ↕98ft


XXX, ..., ..., XXX
3 Dec 2016
Mayen
Valais (Switzerland)
3.5*#233B II (v3a2 IV)2.5h 0.3mi ↕558ft ↕98ft

xxx, xXX, XXX, XXX
3 Dec 2016
Diable (Isere)
Isere (France)
4.3*#474C2 III R (v5a5 IV)5.5h-6h 0.7mi ↕1345ft16r ↕98ft

..., ..., ..., XXX
3 Dec 2016
Lanchatra
Isere (France)
4.1*#284C2 III R (v5a5 III)3.5h-6.5h 0.3mi ↕820ft ↕164ft



..., ..., ..., .XX
3 Dec 2016
Bief de la Goulette
Jura (France)
3.3*#323A I (v3a1 I)1.5h 0.2mi ↕394ft ↕131ft


XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
2 Dec 2016
Campredon
Vaucluse (France)
2.8*#123A I (v3a1 IV)2.5h 0.3mi ↕381ft ↕82ft

xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx
2 Dec 2016
Malin
Isere (France)
3.5*#594B I (v4a2 II)2h-3h 0.6mi ↕443ft11r ↕125ft

..., ..., XXX, ...
2 Dec 2016
Curnier
Vaucluse (France)
2.1*#33A I (v3a1 III)1.5h 0.3mi ↕295ft ↕66ft

2 Dec 2016
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Locations with good information
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Location
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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 (Arizona)
0*#03A III R (v5a1 III)5h-7h3.5mi 5-7r ↕180ft





..., XXX, XXX, XXX
Casada Canyon
Big Tujunga Region (California)
3*#24A III R (v5a1 III)5.8mi 4r ↕350ft



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


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




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



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



Tenaja Falls
Orange County (California)
0*#03B II (v3a2 II)3h-6h2mi 1-4r ↕100ft



XXX, XXX, ..., ...
Suicide Canyon
Big Tujunga Region (California)
3.7*#103A III (v3a1 III)4.5h-10h2.2mi 0.4mi ↕909ft8r ↕190ft



15 May 2016



Weeping Springs and Bighorn Canyons Loop
Lake Mead NRA (Nevada)
4.1*#53A III (v3a1 III)7h-10h4.5mi 0.7mi ↕623ft7-9r ↕150ft




XXX, XXX, ..., .XX
7 Nov 2015



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



Sheepbone and Quarry Canyons Loop
Lake Mead NRA (Nevada)
3*#43A II (v3a1 II)3h-5h5.2mi 0.8mi ↕591ft8r ↕70ft



XXX, XXX, ..., .XX
26 Nov 2014



Motorcycle Canyon
Lake Mead NRA (Nevada)
3*#53A III (v3a1 III)4h-7h6.8mi 1.8mi ↕1270ft4r ↕90ft



XXX, XXX, ..., .XX
2 Jan 2016
Coyote Canyon (Right Fork)
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
3*#73A III (v3a1 III)3h-6h3.2mi 0.4mi ↕1024ft9r ↕80ft


19 Nov 2016



Desperado Canyon
State Line Hills (Nevada)
3.9*#33A III (v3a1 III)6h-7h5.3mi 0.9mi ↕912ft5-7r ↕70ft



XXX, XXX, ..., .XX
28 Nov 2015



Minnow Canyon
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
3.4*#153A II (v3a1 II)2h-5h5.7mi 1r ↕150ft


xxX, X.., ..., .XX
24 Apr 2016
Zigzag Canyon
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
2.6*#43A II (v3a1 II)2h-4h3.7mi 4-5r ↕250ft



XXX, ..., ..., ..X
23 Jul 2015
Cherry Canyon
Virgin River Gorge (Arizona/Nevada/Utah)
3.9*#113A III (v3a1 III)4h-8h1.8mi 0.4mi ↕925ft12r ↕105ft



XXX, XX., ..., .XX
25 Nov 2016



Rabbithole Canyon
Nopah Range (Death Valley National Park)
3*#13A IV (v3a1 IV)11.2mi 6r ↕70ft


XXX, X.., ..., ..X
KC Canyon
San Bernardino Mountains (California)
3.7*#13A II (v4a1 IV)4.5h-6h2.5mi 0.5mi ↕1000ft12r ↕100ft



XXX, XX., ..., .XX
Walker Creek
Arizona
2.3*#12A III (v1a1 III)5h-7h6.7mi 0r



..., XXX, ..., XXX
Eagle Hollow
Arizona
2.3*#12A II (v1a1 II)3h-5h6.5mi 0r



..., ..., ..., XXX
Josephine Creek
Big Tujunga Region (California)
3.5*#113B II (v3a2 II)2h-3h1.1mi 0.3mi ↕522ft2-4r ↕170ft



29 Oct 2016



Big Falls (Southern California)
San Bernardino Mountains (California)
4.4*#103C I (v3a3 I)2h-4h1mi 0mi ↕180ft2r ↕140ft



XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
1 Sep 2015



Needle Rock Narrows
Arizona
2.3*#12A I (v1a1 I)2h-3h3mi 0r



XXX, XXX, ..., XXX
Stone Plus One
Big Tujunga Region (California)
3.8*#223A III (v3a1 III)5h-8h3.6mi 0.7mi ↕1339ft17r ↕136ft



5 Nov 2016



Supercloud Canyon
Red Box (California)
3.2*#183A III (v3a1 III)5h3mi 1mi ↕1519ft6r ↕125ft



6 Nov 2016



Davis Creek Canyon
South Cascades (Washington)
4.8*#103C2 II (v4a5 III)3h-5h0.7mi 0.7mi ↕423ft9-10r ↕130ft




..., ..., XXX, X..
3 Jul 2016



Axis Mundi Canyon
Big Tujunga Region (California)
3*#23A IV (v3a1 IV)9h-11h7.3mi 0.4mi ↕1217ft3r ↕190ft





Breitenbush River (South Fork North Fork)
Cascade Mountains (Oregon)
4.4*#23C IV (v3a3 IV)8h-10h3.6mi 1.4mi ↕823ft4-7r ↕100ft



..., ..., .XX, X..
27 Jun 2016



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Recently modified locations

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



XXX, X.., ..., ..X
The Perch (West Fork)
North America (Arizona)
0*#03A III (v3a1 III)4.5h-8h 5-7r ↕280ft





..., XXX, XXX, XXX
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 (Arizona)
0*#03A III R (v5a1 III)5h-7h3.5mi 5-7r ↕180ft





..., XXX, XXX, XXX
Casada Canyon
Big Tujunga Region (California)
3*#24A III R (v5a1 III)5.8mi 4r ↕350ft



Second Water Canyon
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
3*#11 (v1)

XxX, Xxx, ..., xxX
30 Apr 2016
Painted Canyon
Mecca Hills (California)
3*#22A II (v1a1 II)3h-5h6.1mi 0r


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




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



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



Tenaja Falls
Orange County (California)
0*#03B II (v3a2 II)3h-6h2mi 1-4r ↕100ft



XXX, XXX, ..., ...
Suicide Canyon
Big Tujunga Region (California)
3.7*#103A III (v3a1 III)4.5h-10h2.2mi 0.4mi ↕909ft8r ↕190ft



15 May 2016



Weeping Springs and Bighorn Canyons Loop
Lake Mead NRA (Nevada)
4.1*#53A III (v3a1 III)7h-10h4.5mi 0.7mi ↕623ft7-9r ↕150ft




XXX, XXX, ..., .XX
7 Nov 2015



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



Sheepbone and Quarry Canyons Loop
Lake Mead NRA (Nevada)
3*#43A II (v3a1 II)3h-5h5.2mi 0.8mi ↕591ft8r ↕70ft



XXX, XXX, ..., .XX
26 Nov 2014



Motorcycle Canyon
Lake Mead NRA (Nevada)
3*#53A III (v3a1 III)4h-7h6.8mi 1.8mi ↕1270ft4r ↕90ft



XXX, XXX, ..., .XX
2 Jan 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.