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NEW YEAR NEW MILESTONE
OpenBeta climb database is open to your contributions
As we start the new year all of us at OpenBeta also celebrate a huge milestone – the entire OpenBeta climb database is now open to contributions from climbers like you.
You can add new climbs and modify existing data on our website openbeta.io.
When contributing to OpenBeta you help us build a community knowledge of climbing routes that are freely and openly available to all.
Many thanks to our volunteers and financial donors who help keep the project going.
How to start contributing
We created a special Test Area to help you familiarize with the editing tool. Feel free to add new crags and climbs under this areas.
Simply click on for the "Edit mode” switch to start editing. You’ll be asked to log in or create a new account if you’re new to the site.
You can use markdown to make longer text fields such as climb and area description easier to read. Some good uses of markdown: marking text Bold for emphasis, making bullet lists, or linking to another website.
- Press Enter key twice to create paragraph break.
- Switch Edit mode to off to preview your markdown.
Climb CSV Editor
When gathering feedback from climbers we learned that the ability to create and edit climbs in bulk is very important. With that in mind we built a special text editor that enables power users to create multiple climbs at once by entering one climb per line.
You can also rearrange the climb list (for left-to-right sorting order) by a copy-and-paste of the line to the desired position.
What is CSV?
CSV or comma-separate values (see wikipedia) is a simple way to edit a line of text as if it’s a spreadsheet. We use the vertical bar character | to separate one field from another.
As you can see in the screenshot at the moment we only support climb name in the CSV editor. Soon you’ll be able edit the climb grade (see Issue 663). For example:
Warm up problem #1 | V0
The plan for 2023 is to build bridges with route developers/maintainers and local climbing organizations. We’ll be reaching out to folks to seek guidance on how to use our editing tool to best serve the climbing community.
Questions or comments? Feel free to drop us an email at email@example.com or join us on Discord.
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