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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 8923 locations, with detailed information on 1900 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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Location
My stars
Quality
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Rating
Time
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Hike
Descent
Raps
Info
Conditions
Tristan
Alpes-Maritimes (France)
2.9*#184A II (v4a1 III)3h 0.5mi ↕1148ft ↕197ft


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


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

26 Feb 2017
Carmes
Isere (France)
3.2*#413B II (v3a2 II)3.5h 0.9mi ↕820ft ↕131ft


26 Feb 2017
Foz de Fago
Huesca (Spain)
3.9*#173 II (v3a3 III)2.5h-3.5h 1.6mi ↕459ft ↕66ft



..., XXX, xxx, XXX
26 Feb 2017
Grands Goulets
Drome (France)
1.9*#23 I (v2a3 II)2h 0.6mi ↕492ft ↕39ft

26 Feb 2017
Lavanches
Savoie (France)
3.7*#194A III (v4a1 IV)5.5h 0.3mi ↕1181ft ↕197ft

..., XXX, ..., XXX
26 Feb 2017
Mine
Haute-Savoie (France)
3.8*#604B II (v4a2 IV)4h 0.1mi ↕820ft ↕131ft

xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx
26 Feb 2017
Tailles
Savoie (France)
3.5*#384A II (v4a1 III)4h 0.3mi ↕919ft ↕131ft

26 Feb 2017
Terminet
Aude (France)
3.8*#943C I (v2a4 II)1.5h 0.2mi ↕197ft ↕49ft

..., ..X, Xxx, ...
26 Feb 2017
Champs Gras
Alpes-Maritimes (France)
2.9*#153A II (v3a1 II)2.5h 0.4mi ↕558ft ↕66ft

25 Feb 2017
Diable (Isere)
Isere (France)
4.3*#494C2 III R (v5a5 IV)5.5h-6h 0.7mi ↕1345ft16r ↕98ft

..., ..., ..., XXX
25 Feb 2017
Fornazos
Huesca (Spain)
3.2*#74A III (v4a1 II)7h-7.5h 0.2mi ↕820ft ↕164ft

XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
25 Feb 2017
Jarretiere
Saint-Benoit (Reunion)
3*#13B II (v3a2 II)4h 0.1mi ↕689ft ↕131ft

25 Feb 2017
Malin
Isere (France)
3.5*#594B I (v4a2 II)2h-3h 0.6mi ↕443ft11r ↕125ft

..., ..., XXX, ...
25 Feb 2017
Notre Dame
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (France)
3.2*#363A I (v3a1 II)2h 0.5mi ↕492ft ↕49ft

XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
25 Feb 2017
Ruzand
Isere (France)
4.6*#934 III X (v6a3 IV)6h 0.6mi ↕1378ft ↕262ft



25 Feb 2017
Estret de les Penyes
Alicante (Spain)
3.3*#555min ↕82ft25 Feb 2017
Versoud (Lower)
Isere (France)
3.6*#1223 I (v3a3 III)1.5h 0.2mi ↕262ft ↕49ft

25 Feb 2017
Vezeronce
Ain (France)
3.4*#203B I (v3a2 II)1.5h-2h 0.9mi ↕459ft ↕164ft


25 Feb 2017
Arvi
Heraklion (Greece)
4.5*#174B II R (v5a2 II)2.5h-3.5h 0.7mi ↕820ft13r ↕262ft



XXX, XXX, ..., ...
25 Feb 2017
Belle Inconnue
Haute-Savoie (France)
3.8*#554A II (v4a1 III)3h 0.4mi ↕656ft ↕115ft

24 Feb 2017
Balme (Torrente)
Isere (France)
2.7*#13A II (v3a1 III)4h ↕1476ft ↕131ft

23 Feb 2017
Baton
Isere (France)
3.5*#94 III R (v5a3 IV)4h-5h 0.2mi ↕1903ft ↕164ft


..., ..., XXX, X..
23 Feb 2017
Lanchatra
Isere (France)
4.1*#284C2 III R (v5a5 III)3.5h-6.5h 0.3mi ↕820ft ↕164ft



..., ..., ..., .XX
23 Feb 2017
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Locations with good information
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Conditions
Buttercup Canyon
Princess Bride Range (Death Valley National Park)
4.1*#53A IV (v3a1 IV)7.5h-9.5h6.1mi 9-10r ↕200ft



XXX, X.., ..., ..X
20 Feb 2017



U-Turn Canyon
Arches National Park (Utah)
3.4*#283A II (v3a1 II)2h-4h1mi 0.4mi ↕203ft3r ↕102ft



XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
22 May 2016



Crack Canyon
San Rafael Swell (Utah)
3.6*#162A II (v1a1 II)2h-6h3mi


XXX, XXX, xxx, XXX
29 Sep 2015
Zero G Canyon
San Rafael Swell (Utah)
4.3*#413B II R (v5a2 II)1.5h-3.5h2.8mi 0-2r ↕49ft



..., XXX, XXX, XXX
10 Oct 2016
Spencer Canyon
Escalante (Utah)
3.3*#93B III (v3a2 III)4h-6h4.8mi 1r ↕98ft


..., XXX, xxx, XXX
24 Apr 2015
Merry Piglet
North Wash (Utah)
3.3*#143B II (v3a2 II)1.5h-3h0.9mi 5r ↕50ft

XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
2 Apr 2016
Hogwarts Canyon
North Wash (Utah)
4.2*#403A II (v3a1 II)1.5h-3.5h1.3mi 4r ↕89ft



XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
22 Nov 2016
Headless Hen
Escalante (Utah)
3.9*#154B III R (v5a2 III)3h-6h5.6mi 0-5r ↕40ft


XXX, XXX, xxx, XXX
10 Apr 2016



Grotto Canyon (East Fork, Death Valley)
Tucki Mountains (Death Valley National Park)
1.7*#13A III (v3a1 III)6h-8h5.5mi 4-r ↕110ft


XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Grotto Canyon (South Fork, Death Valley)
Tucki Mountains (Death Valley National Park)
3.7*#13A IV (v3a1 IV)7h-9h7mi 11r ↕150ft


XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Sleepy Hollow
Escalante (Utah)
4*#34B IV X (v6a2 IV)9h-11h6.9mi 2r ↕70ft


12 May 2012
Sunseed Canyon
Moab (Utah)
3*#33A II (v3a1 II)3h-6h5.8mi 1-2r ↕200ft



XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
Moonflower Canyon
Moab (Utah)
3.4*#33A II (v2a1 II)2h-4h3.2mi 220r ↕1ft


..., XXX, XXX, XXX
20 Dec 2015
Fins and Things Canyon
Moab (Utah)
2.6*#43A II (v2a1 II)3h-5h3.6mi 2-3r ↕15ft



XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
Arapaho Creek (Front Range)
Colorado Front Range (Colorado)
2.6*#23C2 III (v3a5 III)1.5h-4h1mi 3-4r ↕65ft




..., ..., .XX, X..
Trap Canyon
Superstition Mountains (Arizona)
3.7*#122B V (v1a2 V)12h-2 days20mi 0r



XxX, Xxx, ..., xxX
11 Feb 2017



Sunburst Canyon
Mogollon Rim (Arizona)
3.4*#103A III (v3a1 III)6.5h4.6mi 5-9r ↕70ft



..., XXX, XXX, XXX
2 Jul 2016
String of Pearls
Red Rock Canyon (Nevada)
3.3*#53B IV (v3a2 IV)8h-12h5.6mi 11r ↕200ft



..., XXX, XXX, XXX
17 Apr 2016
Sheepbone and Quarry Canyons Loop
Lake Mead NRA (Arizona/Nevada)
3*#53A II (v3a1 II)3h-5h5.2mi 0.8mi ↕591ft8r ↕70ft



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



Shamrock Canyon
Mogollon Rim (Arizona)
3*#93B III R (v5a2 III)5h-9h2.6mi 3r ↕90ft



..., ..x, XXX, X..
20 Jun 2015
San Antonio Creek
East Fork San Gabriel (California)
4.4*#263B III (v3a2 III)1h-7h4mi 6r ↕90ft



..., XXX, XXX, XXX
17 Dec 2016



Poe Canyon
Halls Creek area (Utah)
4.8*#114B V X (v6a2 V)10h-20h4.3mi 16r ↕135ft



..., XXX, ..., XXX
12 Oct 2015



Pit of Despair Canyon
Princess Bride Range (Death Valley National Park)
4.5*#93A III (v3a1 III)6h-8h5.9mi 0.5mi ↕902ft8r ↕200ft



XXX, X.., ..., ..X
13 Feb 2016



Palisade Canyon
Santa Catalina Mountains (Arizona)
4.4*#53C IV (v3a4 IV)10h-14h13.5mi 6r ↕170ft




..., ..., ..X, X..
1 Nov 2015
Old Bill Canyon
Red Rock Canyon (Nevada)
4.1*#54B V (v4a2 V)11.5h-13.5h6.9mi 1.2mi ↕2093ft9r ↕260ft



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



Oak Creek Canyon (Sierra Anchas)
Arizona
3.5*#62B II (v1a2 II)3h-6h3mi 0r



XXX, XXX, ..., XXX
24 Nov 2012
Motorcycle Canyon
Lake Mead NRA (Arizona/Nevada)
3.1*#73A III (v3a1 III)4h-7h6.8mi 1.8mi ↕1270ft4r ↕90ft



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



Little Santa Anita Canyon
San Gabriels Front Range (California)
3.9*#583B III (v3a2 III)3h-6h1.6mi 0.9mi ↕791ft10r ↕50ft



XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
28 Jan 2017



Leprechaun Canyon (Right Fork)
North Wash (Utah)
4.2*#273A III R (v5a1 III)2h-8h3.8mi 3r ↕50ft



XXX, XXX, xxx, XXX
26 Nov 2016

Leave it to Beaver
Mogollon Rim (Arizona)
0*#03B III (v4a2 III)6h-9h6mi 7-8r ↕100ft



XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
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Recently modified locations

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Location
My stars
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French rating
Rating
Time
Metric
Hike
Descent
Raps
Info
Conditions
Buttercup Canyon
Princess Bride Range (Death Valley National Park)
4.1*#53A IV (v3a1 IV)7.5h-9.5h6.1mi 9-10r ↕200ft



XXX, X.., ..., ..X
20 Feb 2017



Grotto Canyon (Southwest Fork, Death Valley)
Tucki Mountains (Death Valley National Park)
3.8*#23A IV (v3a1 IV) 6r ↕120ft

XXX, X.., ..., ..X
Lappacher Klamm
Bolzano (Italy)
0*#04C I (v4a4 II)2.5h ↕558ft ↕131ft

Schwarzenbach (Bruneck)
Bolzano (Italy)
0*#03h ↕558ft ↕115ft

Elephant Butte
Arches National Park (Utah)
4.5*#253A III (v3a1 III)3h-5h 2r ↕82ft


XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
14 May 2016
U-Turn Canyon
Arches National Park (Utah)
3.4*#283A II (v3a1 II)2h-4h1mi 0.4mi ↕203ft3r ↕102ft



XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
22 May 2016



Brison (Aosta)
Aosta (Italy)
3.5*#14B II (v4a2 II)3.5h 0.5mi ↕968ft12r ↕131ft

..., ..., .XX, X..
Tierdrop Canyon
Arches National Park (Utah)
3*#193A II (v3a1 II)2h-4h 3r ↕132ft



XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
20 Feb 2017



Carbonera (Lerida)
Lerida (Spain)
0*#0

Matassa
Terni (Italy)
1.7*#33 I (v2 II)2h 0.4mi ↕410ft ↕66ft

XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX
23 Jun 2007
Barbianer
Bolzano (Italy)
0*#04C2 II R (v5a5 III)3.5h 0.5mi ↕1198ft12r ↕262ft

Toscolano
Brescia (Italy)
3*#23 II (v3a3 III)3.5h 2.2mi ↕623ft4r ↕66ft


..., ..X, XXX, XX.
8 Sep 2012
Poggio (Genova)
Genova (Italy)
3.2*#33B II (v3a2 II)2.5h-3h 0.8mi ↕820ft2r ↕49ft

XXX, XXX, ..., .XX
13 Jun 2013
Crack Canyon
San Rafael Swell (Utah)
3.6*#162A II (v1a1 II)2h-6h3mi


XXX, XXX, xxx, XXX
29 Sep 2015
Ribeira da Mesa
Madeira
3.2*#2B (a2 IV) 0.7mi ↕2198ft ↕262ft


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