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 7121 locations, with detailed information on 1698 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:

Contribute

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
Quality
My stars
Rating
French rating
Time
Hike
Metric
Raps
Longest
Info
Conditions
Jose Creek
Sierra National Forest (California)
3.5*#33C III (v3a3 III)5-8r150ft

...,...,.XX,XX.
24 Apr 2016



Boltergeist Canyon
Dixie National Forest (Utah)
2.5*#533A I (v3a1 I)1.5h-3h1.1mi5r100ft


XXX,XXX,XXX,XXX
24 Apr 2016
Water Canyon (Zion National Park)
Zion National Park (Utah)
3.9*#383B III (v3a2 III)6h-11h4.3mi9r170ft


...,.XX,..X,X..
24 Apr 2016
Bailey Canyon
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
3.3*#223A III (v3a1 III)5h3mi12r110ft


24 Apr 2016



Tidwell Canyon
High Spur (Utah)
4.3*#43A III (v3a1 III)4h-6h3r50ft
XXX,XXX,...,XXX
23 Apr 2016
Tachevah Canyon (Dry Falls)
San Jacinto Mountains (California)
3*#33A II R (v5a1 II)3h3.5mi3r175ft


23 Apr 2016



Stone Plus One
Big Tujunga Region (California)
3.9*#163A III (v3a1 III)5h-8h3.6mi17r136ft


23 Apr 2016



Punchbowl Canyon
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
4.1*#123B III R (v5a2 III)8h6.5mi8r+r140ft


XXX,XXX,...,XXX
23 Apr 2016



Root Creek
Klamath Mountains (California/Oregon)
3*#23C III (v3a3 III)6h-9h8mi3r200ft

..X,XXX,XXX,XXX
23 Apr 2016



The Squeeze
San Rafael Swell (Utah)
4.7*#374B IV (v4a2 IV)7h-10h16r99ft


...,XXX,XXX,XXX
22 Apr 2016
Pine Canyon (San Gabriels)
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
2.8*#53A I (v3a1 I)3h-4h3.5mi2r45ft

20 Apr 2016



Little Santa Anita Canyon
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
3.9*#473B III (v3a2 III)3h-6h1.6mi10r50ft


18 Apr 2016



Arroyo Seco (Los Padres)
Los Padres National Forest (California)
3.7*#32B III (v1a2 III)

17 Apr 2016



Old Bill Canyon
Red Rock Canyon (Nevada)
4.1*#54B V (v4a2 V)11.5h-13.5h6.9mi9r260ft


...,XXX,XXX,XXX
16 Apr 2016



Spry Canyon
Zion National Park (Utah)
3.8*#703B III (v3a2 III)4h-8h3mi13r190ft


...,XXX,XXX,XXX
11 Apr 2016
San Antonio Creek
East Fork San Gabriel (California)
4.5*#193B III (v3a2 III)1h-7h4mi6r90ft


10 Apr 2016



Zero G Canyon
San Rafael Swell (Utah)
4.4*#323B II R (v5a2 II)2h-3h0-2r49ft

...,XXX,XXX,XXX
10 Apr 2016
Rubio Canyon
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
3.8*#273B II (v3a2 II)3h-5h1.6mi6-9r100ft


XXX,XXX,xxx,XXX
10 Apr 2016



San Jacinto River (North Fork)
San Jacinto Mountains (California)
4.5*#103B II (v3a2 II)3h-6h2.5mi8r100ft



xxx,XXX,Xxx,xxx
10 Apr 2016



Phog Canyon
Arizona
3.8*#23A II (v3a1 II)2h-4h1mi2r150ft


10 Apr 2016



Headless Hen
Escalante (Utah)
4*#134B III R (v5a2 III)3h-6h5.6mi0-5r40ft

XXX,XXX,xxx,XXX
10 Apr 2016



Salome Jug
Arizona
4.7*#553C II (v3a3 II)4h-5h5.1mi1r60ft


...,XXX,XXX,XXX
9 Apr 2016



Goblin's Lair
Goblin Valley State Park (Utah)
4.3*#233A I (v3a1 I)1h-2h1r89ft

XXX,XXX,xxx,XXX
9 Apr 2016
Pool Arch Canyon
Moab (Utah)
4.2*#193A III (v3a1 III)3h-5h3r160ft


...,XXX,XXX,XXX
9 Apr 2016
Wonderland Canyon
Capitol Reef National Park (Utah)
4.6*#94B III (v4a2 III)5h-7h3r210ft

...,XXX,XXX,XXX
9 Apr 2016



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Locations with good information
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Location
Quality
My stars
Rating
French rating
Time
Hike
Metric
Raps
Longest
Info
Conditions
Sierra Canyon
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
4*#83A III (v3a1 III)6h-10h5mi7r85ft


XxX,X..,...,..X
9 Mar 2013
Duncan Creek
Columbia River Gorge (Oregon/Washington)
3*#13B III (v3a2 III)2mi9r50ft

...,XXX,...,...
Crystal Canyon
Arizona
4*#63C III (v3a3 III)6h-8h6.5mi2r70ft


XXX,XXX,XXX,XXX
Cibecue Creek
Arizona
4.5*#243C III (v3a3 III)7h-10h5.4mi2r50ft


...,.XX,XXX,X..
Ash Creek Canyon
Arizona
4.1*#83C IV (v3a3 IV)6h-11h6.2mi6r170ft


...,XXX,XXX,XXX
6 Aug 2012
Apache Trail Canyon
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
3.1*#103B II (v3a2 II)3h-6h3mi0-2r30ft


...,XX.,...,.XX
Crack Addict Canyon
Mogollon Rim (Arizona)
3*#13A II (v3a1 II)3h-6h1.3mi8-10r180ft


...,..X,X.X,X..
Punchbowl Canyon
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
4.1*#123B III R (v5a2 III)8h6.5mi8r+r140ft


XXX,XXX,...,XXX
23 Apr 2016



Stone Plus One
Big Tujunga Region (California)
3.9*#163A III (v3a1 III)5h-8h3.6mi17r136ft


23 Apr 2016



Tachevah Canyon (Dry Falls)
San Jacinto Mountains (California)
3*#33A II R (v5a1 II)3h3.5mi3r175ft


23 Apr 2016



Muir Ravine (West)
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
3.7*#43B IV (v3a2 IV)10.5h6.8mi15r100ft


28 Nov 2015



Jump Trip (Upper)
Sierra National Forest (California)
4.8*#103C III R (v3a4 III)3h-8h1.7mi3r40ft


...,...,.XX,XX.
6 Jun 2015



Jump Trip (Lower)
Sierra National Forest (California)
4.9*#184C IV R (v4a5 IV)8h-13h3.6mi7r+20j130ft



...,...,.XX,XX.
16 Aug 2015



Seven Teacups
Sequoia National Forest (California)
4.6*#253C III (v3a3 III)4h-7h5.1mi5r60ft


...,...,.XX,XX.
29 Aug 2015



Change Creek
Alpine Lakes (Washington)
3.4*#23C III (v4a2 I)4h-7h1.1mi6-8r140ft


...,.XX,X..,...
Kaiser Creek
Sierra National Forest (California)
3.8*#34C IV (v4a5 IV)8h-12h3mi10-13r180ft



...,...,.XX,XX.
24 Jul 2015



Cascade Creek
San Juan Mountains (Colorado)
4.8*#63C2 III R (v5a5 III)8h-12h3mi10r270ft



...,...,.XX,X..
13 Aug 2015



Uncompahgre River (Upper)
San Juan Mountains (Colorado)
4.1*#43C3 III (v3a6 III)3h-6h2.2mi6r100ft


...,...,XXX,X..
Corbett Creek
San Juan Mountains (Colorado)
4.8*#73C1 III R (v4a3 III)6.5h-10h5mi12r190ft


...,...,..X,X..
9 Aug 2015



Keyhole Canyon (Nevada)
Lake Mead NRA (Nevada)
3.9*#53A I (v3a1 I)2h-3h1.6mi4r100ft


XXX,XXX,...,.XX
25 Nov 2014



Bailey Canyon
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
3.3*#223A III (v3a1 III)5h3mi12r110ft


24 Apr 2016



Supercloud Canyon
Red Box (California)
3.3*#133A III (v3a1 III)5h3mi6r125ft


23 Mar 2016



Garganta del Diablo
Nuevo Leon (Mexico)
2.3*#13A III (v3a1 III)6h-7h1mi8-10r120ft


Pasadena Glen
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
2.7*#43B III (v3a2 III)7h-9h6mi12r90ft



4 Mar 2015



Matacanes
Nuevo Leon (Mexico)
4.5*#43C IV (v3a3 IV)8h-10h6.5mi3r80ft


...,XXX,XXX,...
Little Santa Anita Canyon
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
3.9*#473B III (v3a2 III)3h-6h1.6mi10r50ft


18 Apr 2016



Empress Canyon
New South Wales (Australia)
3.1*#33B II (v3a2 II)1h-2.5h1.9mi1r92ft


XXX,X..,...,..X
Classic Canyon
Big Tujunga Region (California)
3.4*#73A II (v3a1 II)3.5h3.3mi3r140ft

4 May 2014
Hidden Star Canyon
Dixie National Forest (Utah)
2*#354B I (v4a2 I)1.5h-2.5h1.3mi2r200ft


14 Mar 2016
El Salto
Nuevo Leon (Mexico)
3*#13A I (v3a1 I)1.5h-2h1mi2r150ft

XXX,XXX,XXX,XXX
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Recently modified locations

Location
Quality
My stars
Rating
French rating
Time
Hike
Metric
Raps
Longest
Info
Conditions
Sierra Canyon
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
4*#83A III (v3a1 III)6h-10h5mi7r85ft


XxX,X..,...,..X
9 Mar 2013
Via Ferrata Teresina
Barcelona (Spain)
4.3*#1Via Ferrata
Via Ferrata Regina
Lérida (Spain)
4.3*#1Via Ferrata
Via Ferrata Baumes Corcades
Gerona (Spain)
0*#0Via Ferrata
Via Ferrata Cala del Moli
Gerona (Spain)
4.3*#1Via Ferrata
Via Ferrata Sorrosal
Huesca (Spain)
0*#0Via Ferrata
Root Creek
Klamath Mountains (California/Oregon)
3*#23C III (v3a3 III)6h-9h8mi3r200ft

..X,XXX,XXX,XXX
23 Apr 2016



Duncan Creek
Columbia River Gorge (Oregon/Washington)
3*#13B III (v3a2 III)2mi9r50ft

...,XXX,...,...
Canyon of many names
San Diego (California)
0*#03B IV (v3a2 IV)5r

...,.XX,...,...
Breitenbush River (South Fork North Fork)
Cascade Mountains (Oregon)
0*#03C (v3a3)3.6mi9r100ft


...,...,..X,X..
28 Jul 2015
Rock Creek (Cowlitz County)
South Cascades (Washington)
0*#03C III (v3a3 III)5h-7h3-4r120ft
...,..X,XX.,...
Barnhardt Canyon
Arizona
3.7*#93C III (v3a3 III)7h-8h6mi6r90ft

...,XX.,...,.XX
Rock Creek Falls
Arizona
4.1*#73B III (v3a2 III)8h-11h6mi2r170ft

..X,X..,...,.XX
Crystal Canyon
Arizona
4*#63C III (v3a3 III)6h-8h6.5mi2r70ft


XXX,XXX,XXX,XXX
Park Canyon
Arizona
3.4*#23B V (v3a2 V)18h17mi5r60ft

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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.