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 5476 locations, with detailed information on 1164 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
Campaign Creek
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
3.4*#33B II (v2a2 II)2h-5h2.3mi1r15ft


11 Feb 2016



Supercloud Canyon
Red Box (California)
3.4*#123A III (v3a1 III)5h3mi6r125ft


7 Feb 2016



Rubio Canyon
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
3.8*#233B II (v3a2 II)3h-5h1.6mi6-9r100ft


xxx,xxx,xxx,xxx
6 Feb 2016



This Here Canyon
San Bernardino Mountains (California)
3*#24A II (v4a1 II)6h-12h1.5mi8r200ft
6 Feb 2016



Bailey Canyon
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
3.3*#183A III (v3a1 III)5h3mi12r110ft


5 Feb 2016



U-Turn Canyon
Arches National Park (Utah)
3.5*#203A II (v3a1 II)2h-4h1mi3r65ft


xxx,xxx,xxx,xxx
30 Jan 2016
Monkeyface Creek
San Bernardino Mountains (California)
4.5*#203B III (v3a2 III)5h-8h2.5mi10r200ft


xxx,xxx,...,...
27 Jan 2016



Bonita Canyon (Lytle Creek)
Lytle Creek Area (California)
4.5*#123A III (v3a1 III)4.5h-6h1.7mi4r160ft

24 Jan 2016



Dark Side Canyon
Arroyo Seco region (California)
3*#43A I (v3a1 I)2h-4h3mi5r140ft


23 Jan 2016



Arscenic Canyon
Poison Springs (Utah)
4.1*#253B III (v3a2 III)2h-6h3.2mi1r200ft

...,xxx,xxx,xxx
23 Jan 2016
Scorpion Canyon
Black Mountains North (Death Valley National Park)
3.8*#143A II (v3a1 II)3h-6h4.6mi7r150ft



xxx,x..,...,..x
18 Jan 2016



Romero Canyon
Santa Catalina Mountains (Arizona)
4.2*#33C III (v3a3 III)6h-8h9.3mi3-4r125ft


17 Jan 2016



Deimos Canyon
Black Mountains North (Death Valley National Park)
4.7*#53A IV (v3a1 IV)9h-13h3.4mi17-23r125ft


xxx,x..,...,..x
16 Jan 2016



Tongva Canyon
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
3*#53A II (v3a1 II)3h-4h2.1mi1r320ft

14 Jan 2016



Mouse Trap Canyon
San Jacinto Mountains (California)
3.1*#44A I (v4a1 I)4h-6h2.8mi9r150ft


xxx,xxx,xxx,xxx
10 Jan 2016



Caltech Canyon
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
2.7*#33A II (v3a1 II)1h-5h2r67ft
10 Jan 2016



Eaton Canyon
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
4.6*#343B IV (v3a2 IV)6h-8h7.5mi7r80ft


...,xxx,x..,...
10 Jan 2016



San Antonio Creek
East Fork San Gabriel (California)
4.6*#173B III (v3a2 III)1h-7h4mi6r90ft


9 Jan 2016



Little Santa Anita Canyon
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
4*#363B III (v3a2 III)3h-6h1.6mi10r50ft


7 Jan 2016



Coyote Canyon (Right Fork)
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
3*#73A III (v3a1 III)3h-6h3.2mi9r80ft

3 Jan 2016



E Canyon
Big Tujunga Region (California)
3.4*#33A I (v3a1 I)1h-3h3r150ft



3 Jan 2016



May Canyon (Left Fork)
Pacoima (California)
3*#13A II (v3a1 II)3h-4h3.8mi8r160ft


3 Jan 2016



Hoya de la Luz
San Luis Potosi (Mexico)
3.7*#3Pit 4A IV (v4a1 IV)6h-9h2.2mi1r617ft


xxx,x..,...,..x
2 Jan 2016



Nerf Herder Canyon
Arroyo Seco region (California)
3.5*#33A III (v3a1 III)7-8r

2 Jan 2016



Pine Canyon (Arroyo Seco)
Arroyo Seco region (California)
3.8*#33A III (v3a1 III)6.5mi


xxx,xx.,...,..x
2 Jan 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
Splash Down Canyon
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
3*#13B II (v3a2 II)3h-5h1.5mi4r140ft



Foxtrot Canyon
Arizona
3*#13A II (v3a1 II)3h-5h2.8mi2-4r30ft


xxx,xxx,...,xxx
Bandy Canyon
San Diego (California)
3*#23B III (v3a2 III)6h-9h4.2mi5r170ft



...,xxx,...,...
Church Rock Canyon
Catalina Island (California)
3*#13C IV (v3a3 IV)6h-9h4.7mi4r70ft


Weehawken Creek
San Juan Mountains (Colorado)
4.8*#63C3 III R (v5a6 III)6h-10h3.3mi10r115ft


...,...,.xx,x..
10 Aug 2015



Salome Jug
Arizona
4.7*#523C II (v3a3 II)4h-5h5.1mi1r60ft


...,xxx,xxx,xxx
28 Apr 2012
Galt's Gulch
Big Tujunga Region (California)
3*#13A I (v3a1 I)2h-4h1mi2-4r105ft


xxx,xxx,...,.xx
Havasu Canyon
Grand Canyon (Arizona)
4.5*#92C VI (v1a3 VI)2-4 days28mi0r

...,xxx,xxx,xxx
Lucas Creek (Lower)
Big Tujunga Region (California)
2.4*#33A II (v3a1 II)3.5h4.4mi2r60ft

Natural Bridge Canyon (Lower)
Black Mountains North (Death Valley National Park)
3.9*#73A III (v3a1 III)8h-12h3.8mi11r105ft


xxx,x..,...,..x
23 Dec 2015



Grotto Canyon (Death Valley National Park)
Tucki Mountains (Death Valley National Park)
4.6*#43A IV (v3a1 IV)8.5h7mi8r100ft


xxx,x..,...,..x
Willow Creek Canyon
Black Mountains South (Death Valley National Park)
4.3*#33B III (v3a2 III)6h-8h4.6mi11r200ft


xxx,x..,...,..x
Surprise Canyon (Capitol Reef)
Capitol Reef National Park (Utah)
3*#11A I (v1a1 I)1h-2h2.5mi

xxx,xxx,xxx,xxx
Spear Canyon
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
3*#13A II (v3a1 II)4h-6h3.8mi3r215ft


xxx,xxx,...,xxx
Water Canyon (Zion National Park)
Zion National Park (Utah)
4*#263B III (v3a2 III)6h-11h4.3mi9r170ft


25 Sep 2015
Mud Caves (Arroyo Tapiado)
Anza Borrego Desert (California)
3.6*#3Cave 2A III R (v1a1 III)4h-8h3mi


xxx,x..,...,..x
Mathers Creek
Aspiring (New Zealand)
4.7*#34C1 IV (v4a4 IV)7h-9h1.5mi18r82ft


.xx,x..,...,...
Parallel Play Canyon
Arizona
4.3*#53B III (v3a2 III)8h-10h5mi3-4r150ft


Fire Swamp Canyon
Princess Bride Range (Death Valley National Park)
2.6*#24A III (v4a1 III)6h-8h5.5mi6r185ft


xxx,x..,...,..x
7 Dec 2015



Cliffs of Insanity Canyon
Princess Bride Range (Death Valley National Park)
4.1*#34A III (v4a1 III)7.5h-9.5h5.2mi6r250ft


xxx,x..,...,..x
Pit of Despair Canyon
Princess Bride Range (Death Valley National Park)
4.8*#64B III (v4a2 III)6h-8h5.9mi8r200ft


xxx,x..,...,..x
21 Feb 2015



Davis Creek Canyon
South Cascades (Washington)
4.7*#63C2 II (v4a5 III)4h-5h0.7mi9r110ft



...,...,xxx,x..
30 Aug 2015



Needle Rock Narrows
Arizona
3*#12A II (v1a1 II)2h-3h3mi0r


xxx,xxx,...,xxx
Wretched Canyon
Black Mountains North (Death Valley National Park)
3.7*#23A III (v3a1 III)7h-8h2.5mi8r50ft

xxx,x..,...,..x
6 Dec 2015



Woody Canyon
Trachyte Area (Utah)
4.7*#234B II (v4a2 II)4h-6h5.3mi3r30ft

...,xxx,xxx,xxx
20 Jun 2015
Woodsy Canyon
Trachyte Area (Utah)
0*#03A I (v2a1 I)2h-3h4.6mi1r25ft

Wood Bee Canyon
Trachyte Area (Utah)
0*#03A I (v2a1 I)2h-3h3.1mi2r20ft

Waterholes Canyon (Lower)
Grand Canyon (Arizona)
4.6*#153B III R (v5a2 III)7h-11.5h4.1mi11r320ft



xxx,xxx,...,xxx
Warm Springs Creek
Ticaboo Mesa (Arizona/Utah)
3.7*#13A III R (v5a1 III)2h-3h4.2mi0r12ft

19 May 2012
Walker Gulch
Zion National Park (Utah)
3.2*#43A III (v3a1 III)6h-8h8.2mi2r150ft


...,...,xxx,xxx
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Recently modified locations

Location
Quality
My stars
Rating
French rating
Time
Hike
Metric
Raps
Longest
Info
Conditions
Baron Fitzsimmons Canyon
Big Tujunga Region (California)
0*#03A II (v3a1 II)5r80ft
xxx,xxx,...,.xx
Splash Down Canyon
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
3*#13B II (v3a2 II)3h-5h1.5mi4r140ft



Big Tujunga Free-Hang Rappel
Big Tujunga Region (California)
4.3*#13A I R (v5a1 I)2h2.5mi2r305ft

Foxtrot Canyon
Arizona
3*#13A II (v3a1 II)3h-5h2.8mi2-4r30ft


xxx,xxx,...,xxx
Bandy Canyon
San Diego (California)
3*#23B III (v3a2 III)6h-9h4.2mi5r170ft



...,xxx,...,...
Deep Canyon
California
3.7*#13A III (v3a1 III)8h-10h6-7r160ft
xxx,x..,...,..x
Pelican Bay (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz Island (California)
4.3*#1POI 1A II (v1a1 II)3h6mi
Church Rock Canyon
Catalina Island (California)
3*#13C IV (v3a3 IV)6h-9h4.7mi4r70ft


Weehawken Creek
San Juan Mountains (Colorado)
4.8*#63C3 III R (v5a6 III)6h-10h3.3mi10r115ft


...,...,.xx,x..
10 Aug 2015



Salome Jug
Arizona
4.7*#523C II (v3a3 II)4h-5h5.1mi1r60ft


...,xxx,xxx,xxx
28 Apr 2012
Parker Canyon
Arizona
4.3*#123B II (v3a2 II)3h-5h5mi4r80ft


...,xxx,...,...
Punchbowl Canyon
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
4.4*#63B III R (v5a2 III)6.5mi14r140ft
Galt's Gulch
Big Tujunga Region (California)
3*#13A I (v3a1 I)2h-4h1mi2-4r105ft


xxx,xxx,...,.xx
Havasu Canyon
Grand Canyon (Arizona)
4.5*#92C VI (v1a3 VI)2-4 days28mi0r

...,xxx,xxx,xxx
Lucas Creek (Lower)
Big Tujunga Region (California)
2.4*#33A II (v3a1 II)3.5h4.4mi2r60ft

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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.