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🎉 First off, thanks for taking the time to contribute! 👍

OpenBeta is a climber-led, all-volunteer effort. You can get involved with just a one-off task or join the core volunteer team and participate in longer term projects.

We're building a new climbing platform from the ground up, which means fewer constrains and without ten thousand lines of legacy code. You can make a direct impact on the future of open source + rock climbing.

Code of Conduct

This project and everyone participating in it is governed by the OpenBeta of Conduct. By participating, you are expected to uphold this code.

How can I contribute?

We want contributing to the project be fun and educational. Here's a non-exhaustive list of areas we're needing help with:

Data maintenance and growth using OpenTacos

This is where we need the largest number of contributors. The idea is for the load to be spread such that climbers can use the platform in their day to day expeditions, making edits and additions when they see something wrong or missing.

Joining this effort is easy, and is critical to ensuring the long term viabiity of the project. Click here to learn more or click here to go to OpenTacos

Data Science & Data Engineering

We're looking help to parse and organize FA information. We're also looking for help to improve search indices for the Climb search API.

Review the onboarding checklist.

Software Development

We're looking for help with frontend, backend, and full stack development.

Our tech stack: JavaScript (TypeScript), HTML, CSS, TailwindCSS, Node.js, GraphQL, Python, Pandas, MongoDB, Docker and Kubernetes.

We follow the standard GitHub pull-request and merge process.

First-Time Contributors

We ask that you fork the repo you will be working on, and submit pull requests from your fork. We invite frequent contributors to join the core dev team with write permission to simplify your workflow.

API Keys

If you're working on issues that involve user profile and photos, email viet at and I'd be happy to share all the required API keys.

Review the onboarding checklist.

Graphic, UX Design

We're looking for help improving the user experience, making it easier for climbers to use the wiki to do their research and participate in the project.

Review the onboarding checklist.

Social media/Community manager

We're looking for help growing and managing our Instagram and social media presence.

Review the onboarding checklist.

Route maintenance & development

If you're a route developer or a part of a climber coalition, we would love to work with you to currate and update route information for your local crags.

Continue to Route development page.