Beta

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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.

Finding Beta

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This site is currently documenting 7231 locations, with detailed information on 1742 locations. Ropewiki hosts exclusive beta contributed by users but it also aggregates beta documented by other web sites (or guide books) by means of beta site links.

Beta 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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Conditions
Davis Creek Canyon
South Cascades (Washington)
4.7*#73C2 II (v4a5 III)4h-5h0.7mi 0.7mi ↕423ft9r110ft




..., ..., XXX, X..
23 Jun 2016



Change Creek
Alpine Lakes (Washington)
3.3*#53C III (v4a2 I)4h-7h1.1mi 0.3mi ↕551ft6-8r140ft



..., .XX, X.., ...
1 May 2016



Eaton Canyon
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
4.5*#413B IV (v3a2 IV)6h-12h7.5mi 2mi ↕938ft7r80ft



..., XXX, X.., ...
18 Jun 2016



Asbestos Creek
Alpine Lakes (Washington)
4.4*#23C IV (v3a3 IV) 0.7mi ↕2175ft20r300ft




..., .XX, XXX, ...
18 Jun 2016



Rubio Canyon
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
3.8*#293B II (v3a2 II)3h-6h1.6mi 6-9r100ft



XXX, XXX, xxx, XXX
15 Jun 2016



Quandary Canyon
San Rafael Swell (Utah)
4.6*#363B IV (v3a2 IV)5h-8h 2.2mi ↕1119ft7r66ft



..., ..X, XXX, X..
12 Jun 2016
Yankee Doodle Hollow
Dixie National Forest (Utah)
3.1*#853B I (v3a2 I)1h-4h1mi 2r73ft



..., XXX, XXX, XXX
14 Feb 2016
Jump Trip (Upper)
Sierra National Forest (California)
4.8*#113C III R (v3a4 III)3h-8h1.7mi 1.6mi ↕515ft3r40ft



..., ..., .XX, XX.
11 Jun 2016



Strike 2 Canyon
Capitol Reef National Park (Utah)
4.2*#33B III (v3a2 III)3h-6h1.4mi 3r200ft



10 Jun 2016
Steele Taco
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
1.7*#13A III (v3a1 III)6h-10h2.4mi 10r170ft


8 Jun 2016



Echo Canyon (Middle)
Zion National Park (Utah)
3.8*#693B II (v2a2 II)3h-7h7.1mi 4-7r22ft



..., ..x, XXX, Xxx
6 Jun 2016
Monkeyface Creek
San Bernardino Mountains (California)
4.5*#263B III (v3a2 III)5h-8h2.5mi 0.3mi ↕653ft10r200ft



XXX, XXX, ..., ...
5 Jun 2016


San Antonio Creek
East Fork San Gabriel (California)
4.4*#213B III (v3a2 III)1h-7h4mi 6r90ft



4 Jun 2016



Bonita Canyon (Lytle Creek)
Lytle Creek Area (California)
4.4*#143A III (v3a1 III)4.5h-6h1.7mi 0.3mi ↕574ft4r160ft


4 Jun 2016
Patterson Creek
Sierra National Forest (California)
4.2*#43C II (v3a3 II)4h-8h 9r250ft


..., .XX, XXX, XX.
4 Jun 2016



Zero G Canyon
San Rafael Swell (Utah)
4.4*#343B II R (v5a2 II)2h-3h 0-2r49ft


..., XXX, XXX, XXX
1 Jun 2016
Little Santa Anita Canyon
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
4*#503B III (v3a2 III)3h-6h1.6mi 0.9mi ↕791ft10r50ft



31 May 2016



Micro Death Hollow
Escalante (Utah)
4.2*#103B II (v3a2 II)3h-4h 1r276ft


..., XXX, XXX, XXX
30 May 2016
Munra Creek
Columbia River Gorge (Oregon/Washington)
4.1*#103C II (v4a2 II)4h-6h3.2mi 0.5mi ↕1049ft7r150ft



..., XXX, ..., ...
30 May 2016



Salmon Creek (Lower)
Sequoia National Forest (California)
4.2*#33B III (v3a2 III) 1.3mi ↕958ft5r90ft




..., XXX, XXX, XX.
30 May 2016



Seven Teacups
Sequoia National Forest (California)
4.6*#313C III (v3a3 III)4h-7h5.1mi 0.3mi ↕300ft5r60ft



..., ..., .XX, XX.
30 May 2016



Cottonwood Wash
Capitol Reef National Park (Utah)
4.1*#83B III (v3a2 III)5h-7h 3r66ft

..., XXX, XXX, XXX
29 May 2016
Choprock Canyon (South Fork)
Escalante (Utah)
4.8*#204B V R (v5a2 V)11h-14h 3r90ft


..., XXX, ..., XXX
29 May 2016
Jose Creek
Sierra National Forest (California)
3.9*#53C III (v3a3 III) 5-8r150ft

..., ..., .XX, XX.
28 May 2016



Vivian Creek
San Bernardino Mountains (California)
3.6*#63B II (v3a2 II)2.5h-6h1.8mi 5r180ft



28 May 2016



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Locations with good information
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Location
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Quality
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Big Creek (Canyon of the Dammed)
Sierra National Forest (California)
4.6*#133C III (v3a3 III)5h-7h2.5mi 0.9mi ↕1161ft13r195ft



..., ..., .XX, XX.
3 Oct 2015



Pittman Creek (Another Dam Canyon)
Sierra National Forest (California)
3.9*#43C II (v3a3 II)3h-6h1.7mi 1.4mi ↕2119ft8r125ft




..., ..., .XX, XX.
27 Sep 2015



Tramway Canyon
Mogollon Rim (Arizona)
2.4*#33A II (v3a1 II)3h-5h2.2mi 2r75ft



..., ..., XXX, ...
Avocado Canyon
Mogollon Rim (Arizona)
3.7*#53A III (v3a1 III)5h-7h5.5mi 5r130ft



..., ..., XXX, ...
Beacon Rock
Columbia River Gorge (Oregon/Washington)
3*#1POI 4A I (v4a1 I)2h1mi 1r800ft




XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
Seven Teacups
Sequoia National Forest (California)
4.6*#313C III (v3a3 III)4h-7h5.1mi 0.3mi ↕300ft5r60ft



..., ..., .XX, XX.
30 May 2016



Muir Ravine (Middle)
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
3*#13B IV (v3a2 IV)10.5h7.6mi 12r110ft


Secret Cabin Canyon
Mogollon Rim (Arizona)
3*#13B IV (v3a2 IV)8h-11h7mi 5r325ft



..., XXX, ..., XXX
Arroyo Seco (Los Padres)
Los Padres National Forest (California)
4.1*#42B III (v1a2 III)5h4mi 0r


17 Apr 2016



Nobe Young Creek
Sequoia National Forest (California)
0*#03B II (v3a2 II)4h-5h3mi 6r100ft


..., ..., .XX, XX.
Hidden Cabin Canyon
Mogollon Rim (Arizona)
1.7*#13A II (v3a1 II)3h-6h5.9mi 3r70ft



Cold Spring Canyon
Santa Barbara (California)
3*#13A II PG (v4a1 II)2.5h-4h2.7mi 0.2mi ↕420ft2r220ft



Unicorn Canyon
Nopah Range (Death Valley National Park)
2.3*#13A III (v3a1 III)7mi 4r40ft

XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Tower Canyon
Nopah Range (Death Valley National Park)
3*#13A III (v3a1 III)10mi 3r180ft

XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Hooter Canyon
Nopah Range (Death Valley National Park)
3*#13A III (v3a1 III)9mi 1r310ft

XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Gremlin Canyon
Nopah Range (Death Valley National Park)
3.7*#13A IV (v3a1 IV)12mi 4r220ft

XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Hanging Keeper Pothole Canyon
Nopah Range (Death Valley National Park)
3.7*#13A IV (v3a1 IV)11mi 6r160ft

XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Atlas Canyon
Nopah Range (Death Valley National Park)
3.7*#13A IV (v3a1 IV)13mi 8r360ft

XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Wormhole Pit Canyon
Nopah Range (Death Valley National Park)
3.7*#13A IV (v3a1 IV)12mi 8r240ft


XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Achilles Canyon
Nopah Range (Death Valley National Park)
3.7*#13A IV (v3a1 IV)14.2mi 4r300ft

XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Collossus Canyon
Nopah Range (Death Valley National Park)
4.3*#14A IV R (v5a1 IV)16mi 6r660ft

XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Hercules Canyon
Nopah Range (Death Valley National Park)
4.3*#14A IV R (v5a1 IV)12mi 6r610ft

XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Tleilax Hollow
Black Mountains North (Death Valley National Park)
3*#13A II (v3a1 II)1mi 5r80ft

XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Lilith 3 Canyon
Funeral Mountains (Death Valley National Park)
3.7*#13A IV (v3a1 IV)14mi 7r240ft

XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Trojan Canyon
Funeral Mountains (Death Valley National Park)
3*#13A III (v3a1 III)6mi 3r140ft

XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Black Widow Canyon
Funeral Mountains (Death Valley National Park)
3*#14A III (v4a1 III)7mi 2r330ft

XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Neptune Canyon
Funeral Mountains (Death Valley National Park)
3.7*#13B IV (v3a2 IV)15mi 11r90ft

XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Weeping Springs and Bighorn Canyons Loop
Lake Mead NRA (Nevada)
4.1*#53A III (v3a1 III)7h-10h4.5mi 0.7mi ↕623ft7-9r150ft




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



U-Turn Canyon
Arches National Park (Utah)
3.6*#233A II (v3a1 II)2h-4h1mi 0.4mi ↕203ft3r102ft



XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
22 May 2016



Sheepbone and Quarry Canyons Loop
Lake Mead NRA (Nevada)
3*#43A II (v3a1 II)3h-5h5.2mi 0.8mi ↕591ft8r70ft



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



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Recently modified locations

Location
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Quality
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Time
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M Creek
Squamish (Canada)
3*#13C (v3a3) 1.1mi ↕2106ft6r164ft


..., ..., .XX, X..
Big Creek (Canyon of the Dammed)
Sierra National Forest (California)
4.6*#133C III (v3a3 III)5h-7h2.5mi 0.9mi ↕1161ft13r195ft



..., ..., .XX, XX.
3 Oct 2015



Pittman Creek (Another Dam Canyon)
Sierra National Forest (California)
3.9*#43C II (v3a3 II)3h-6h1.7mi 1.4mi ↕2119ft8r125ft




..., ..., .XX, XX.
27 Sep 2015



Radiator Springs
Orange County (California)
0*#03C I R (v5a5 I)30min-3h0.1mi 0mi ↕60ft3r29ft



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Lewis River
South Cascades (Washington)
4.3*#13C4 III R (v5a7 III)8h1.4mi 7r150ft



..., ..., XXX, XXX
Tramway Canyon
Mogollon Rim (Arizona)
2.4*#33A II (v3a1 II)3h-5h2.2mi 2r75ft



..., ..., XXX, ...
Asbestos Creek
Alpine Lakes (Washington)
4.4*#23C IV (v3a3 IV) 0.7mi ↕2175ft20r300ft




..., .XX, XXX, ...
18 Jun 2016



Avocado Canyon
Mogollon Rim (Arizona)
3.7*#53A III (v3a1 III)5h-7h5.5mi 5r130ft



..., ..., XXX, ...
Beacon Rock
Columbia River Gorge (Oregon/Washington)
3*#1POI 4A I (v4a1 I)2h1mi 1r800ft




XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
Patterson Creek
Sierra National Forest (California)
4.2*#43C II (v3a3 II)4h-8h 9r250ft


..., .XX, XXX, XX.
4 Jun 2016



Os Lucas
Huesca (Spain)
3.4*#73C I (v3a3 III)2h 0.3mi ↕328ft98ft



..., ..., XXX, ...
Seven Teacups
Sequoia National Forest (California)
4.6*#313C III (v3a3 III)4h-7h5.1mi 0.3mi ↕300ft5r60ft



..., ..., .XX, XX.
30 May 2016



Kodels Canyon
Colorado National Monument (Colorado)
2.3*#13B II (v3a2 II)2.5h-5h4mi 4r160ft



..X, XXX, XXX, XXX
LucaTest3
Huesca (Spain)
0*#04C II (v4a3 III)3h-5h1.2mi 0.7mi ↕656ft164ft



..., ..., XXX, ...
Furco
Huesca (Spain)
3.6*#353B I (v3a2 II)1.5h-2.5h0.7mi 0.5mi ↕492ft4r98ft



..., ..X, XXX, X..
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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.