Betaflash is a free application for creating quality, single-pitch, mutli-pitch and mountaineering climbing topos.

  • Supports rich set of rock features, climbing icons and loading images from a variety of file formats.
  • Powerful editing, multiple undo/redo.
  • Supports intuitive drawing of lines and curves.
  • Exports maps into popular file formats.
  • Route properties store vital information about multiple routes.
  • Grid feature to give sense of distances on long, multi-pitch routes.  Can be turned off for single pitch and mountaineering routes.
  • Runs on mutiple platforms (Windows, OS X, Linux).
  • HTML manual.
Check out some output topos here, or go directly the download page.  Remember that the software requires Java JRE, which can be downloaded from here.


  • Version released! I am happy to announce that a new version of Betaflash is available.  Unfortunately, I decided that the feature recognition was not ready to be released yet and given the ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2011, 10:35 PM by Bartlomiej Knapp
  • Coming soon... Those who are occasionally visiting the website would notice that things have been quiet for a while.  True.  The reason for this is that I have started a full-time ...
    Posted May 18, 2010, 10:34 PM by Bartlomiej Knapp
  • Automatic feature recognition I am working on quite a cool feature that will make creating your topos much easier and quicker!  Just snap a picture of your crag, feed it to Betaflash, let ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2010, 6:58 PM by Bartlomiej Knapp
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