CliffCloud (about)

The basics (actually all of) picking images to show everyone for beta. It’s not hard, or the most important thing in the world, but it can’t hurt.

  1. Content: Climbers want to climb rocks, so why not upload clean pictures of rocks.
  2. Cleanliness: The best beta pictures come from images that show the rock accurately.
  3. Identification: If there’s a distinguishing feature nearby, get it in the frame!
  4. Cropping: Include as many climbs as you can in an image while keeping accuracy, typically between 3 and 6.


  • ambient light illuminates rock evenly
  • identifiable feature in view
  • entire boulder in this case
  • topo lines will be easy to distinguish

bad example

Not Great

  • washed out colors
  • distinguishing features cropped out

bad example

Not so Good

  • distracting shadows from strong sunlight
  • climber covering part of the rock
  • not that big of a deal here

bad example

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