rakkup allows you to access an entire bookshelf of climbing and backcountry skiing guidebooks on your iPhone, even beyond the reach of cell phone coverage. Once downloaded, guidebooks work offline with no Internet connection! It is also the first and only mobile climbing app that navigates you through the trail system to your climb, turn by turn. Produced in partnership with Outdoor Research, rakkup reinvents the guidebook for the smartphone era.

We've partnered with Wolverine Publishing and other publishers to bring you rich guidebooks complete with color photos and topo drawings. Free sample climbs and ski descents are included.

Browse climbs and descents on a map or in the list format of your choice, filter and search in seconds, then navigate using your phone's GPS with a single tap. In climbing guidebooks, the app continuously calculates the easiest route through the trail system from your current location. Simply follow the arrow and moving map.

Note: When actively navigating to a climb, rakkup uses GPS in background. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 29.1

Version 29 features all-new navigation features for your backcountry snow adventures! Track your tour on a detailed topo map, see the elevation profile of your trip, and compare your time en route to an estimate based on the "Munter" method. Map tracking is improved for climbing guidebooks, too! Note that iOS version 11 is required for map tracking, and will soon be required for all rakkup users.
Version 29.1 includes important bug fixes for version 29.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

LarryMichienzi ,

Guide book in my pocket

Most people don't leave home with out their phone. It's a camera, music player and general comunication device. People, reportedly, even make phone calls with them:) Now you can also have your climbing guide book on your phone. Combine that with a gps and you can find the climb you want to do easy even when your visiting a new crag!

Super easy to use and you can use it off line as well, which lost of other apps you can't. I have used others but for me this is the best one!

tomcanac ,

Need improvement to be in the game

Interface is very amateurish, a lot of ergonomic bias.
Need definitely some ux love, it’s not a 2019 application it’s more like we were still early 2010.

The content is great, very good topos. Sad that the container is that not nice :( would love to see a major update and ux revamp.

Ps: why not allow to filter routes with aid climbing ratings?

Keep going, by all the content you could be the best topo app of the store 🤷‍♂️

PYPlourde ,

The climbing companion

Never met someone with such a phenomenal memory about route itinerary and grading, route quality, route location ... and always willing for a new adventure anytime.


Outdoor Geeks LLC
35 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© (c) Outdoor Geeks, LLC 2011-2018
In-App Purchases
  1. Rattlesnake Conservation Area $10.99
  2. Québec: Mont Rigaud $6.99
  3. Mount Nemo $13.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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