What happened to Betacache?
I originally created Betacache around 2019 with relatively little programming knowledge. I tried to do a
lot with it, and ultimately burned out because I didn't have the knowledge or support to build it in a
sustainable way. Someone else gracefully offered to maintain the site after I stepped away. Since that
time my programming skills have improved significantly and I wanted to rebuild the site from the ground
up with a better infrastructure. It made more sense to start from scratch than to try to salvage the
Betacache code base.
Some of the videos from Betacache are missing on here!
I brought over as much of the database from Betacache as I could. Unfortunately, because the quality
control of that site was relatively low (multiple entries for the same climb, repeat videos, dead links,
multiple spellings, etc.), it was difficult to get everything. With that said, anything that wasn't
brought over directly was added to our queue, and we'll get to it eventually to add it manually. Right
now we're focusing on getting all the features of the site working, and then we'll focus on getting the
rest of the videos added. We've got about 50,000 videos in the queue currently -- give us
time, I promise I'm trying to get them all!
Where do these videos come from?
These videos are pulled from Instagram/YouTube/Vimeo from profiles that commonly post climbing
My videos are on here, but I didn't add them! When a new video is added, the profile is identified and checked for additional climbing media.
Anyone can add any public video, not just the owner. If you don't want your videos on the site, please
What about dead links?
We've got a system to intermittently check every link on the site to ensure they
are still valid. If they are found to be not working, they are flagged for deletion. If you notice a
dead link though, please feel free to point it out. We can't check 10000+ links every day,
Can you add *insert cool feature*?
If you have a cool idea that would make this site better, please let
Can I help?
If you want to help, the easiest way is to just add some videos! Any videos are great, but the most
helpful ones are the
longer videos featuring multiple climbs, especially when they don't have any caption indicating what
those climbs are!
If you are willing to get more involved, we can always use content moderators! There is a lot of quality
control work to do (ensuring climb names, grades, and photos are accurate, climbs are in the appropriate
and that the tagged videos actually feature those climbs). If you are very familiar with a particular
area/crag and would be willing to do some content moderation, please
let me know!
If you have any programming experience or other unique area of expertise you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you as well!
Lastly, if you have any photos you'd like to contribute, let me