Gunks 12+

Digital rock climbing guides

Dirtbag Developers, Inc

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 42 Ratings
    • Free



The Gunks app provides digital guidebooks for rock climbing and bouldering written by local authors.

Climbs are accessed from a list, which can be searched and filtered. Selecting a climb reveals a base photo, the route's description, and a high-resolution zoom-able aerial photo, topo, or GPS-enabled map. The photos include belays, descent information, variations, and new link-ups.

The app uses GPS to provide navigation and find the nearest climb. It also includes a Tick List & To-Do List with cloud backup.

This app was created by local climbing fixtures Christian Fracchia and Byron Igoe, and further content was contributed by Andy Salo, Char Fetterolf, Lee Hansche, Marty Molitoris, Victor Medeiros, Dana Seaton, Chris Redmond, Charlie Schreiber, Tim McGivern, John Byrnes, Melissa McNell, Ben Blackmore, Rich Shoemaker, Austin Hoyt, Conor O'Hale, Justin Sanford, Kayte Knower, Tom Chervenak, Hillary Guzik, Paul Jung, Tim Keenan, Aleks Shineleva, Ted Coffelt, Thacher Park Climber Coalition, Ryan Shipp, Seth Derr, Larry Felton, Kyle Matulevich, Mike Rawdon, Chris Lopez, Charlie Schreiber, Rich Shoemaker, Dana Miller, Robin Close, Eric Marx, Sabrina Crispyn, Gary Thomann, Jim Lawyer, Jeremy Haas, EPAC, Andrew MacNamee, Kevin Johnson, Samuel Hayden, Justin Meserve, Tylor Streett, Peter Treitler, Justin Ridgely, and more.

The Gunks app is an indispensable resource for both the seasoned veteran and the first time climber.

What’s New

Version 5.1.0

Support unlimited photos per route

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

MBurk83 ,

Trouble Shooting Support

In a age of false promises and poor customer service amongst the electronics and computer industries and apps there are unsung heroes who back there products and trouble shoot them personally rather than direct you to a foreigner in another country on a random 1-800 number! These guys are the real deal and they move Heaven and Earth to make it right if there is a problem with any of their guide book apps! I emailed my problem and within minutes I had a email and a phone call by the developers themselves to come to my aid! They were patient and not judgmental due to my lack of computer / smart phone skills. Besides that if you are a Gunks climber you are treated to crisp route photos and accurate route descriptions. The GPS function works pretty good too! GET THESE Apps your money will be well spent!!!!!!!

Shaggy 138 ,

Real people that really care

I am the first to admit that I hate most tech and often have a difficult time navigating my way through any app in a real time setting. Needless to say I found myself having trouble with the gunks app after switching to a new phone. Luckily for me the gunks app has a very helpful support team. The got back to me immediately to help me resolve my issues and then followed up a few days later to make sure I was still good. With people like that maybe they can teach this old dog some new tricks. Thanks

Alicita86 ,

Reliable, efficient, not bigoted

Gunksapp is my go-to app for any crag I explore. Its GPS navigation and topo lines are incredibly accurate and it’s easy to search name or by grade. I tend to purchase new areas early on bc they continually update the areas and it helps save money if you’d prefer. Gunksapps also slightly changes climb names that may be triggering for people of different backgrounds. I appreciate this added care. I genuinely recommend this to anyone who may be climbing in an area they’ve covered. Cannot recommend enough.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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