Over 1000 ice and mixed climbing routes in Western Canada in the palm of your hand!
- Offline access to all routes.
- Maps to route parking, approach trails and the route itself.
- Search all climbing route names
- Ability to search all climbing routes by route characteristics such as length, grade, aream avalanche ratings, approach time.
- Top 100 recommended routes in Western Canada curated by Will Gadd.
- Listings of top roping areas for beginner ice climbers.
Ratings and Reviews
Just downloaded the app for a coming trip to Banff. The map feature is nice for an overall understanding of what climbs are where and the descriptions for the routes seem solid. What I expected, but am not seeing, is when I click on the “navigate” tab for a climb that it then opens in google maps / Apple maps. If nothing else, I would have wanted gps coordinates so that I could input them myself into a mall app. More high quality images for the routes would be nice too, a higher frequency or trip reports, and resources (empty at this time) on the home screen where it says “climbing resources.” Bottom line, I’ll use this on vacation so if that map feature saves me from going up the wrong gully just once it’ll probably be worth the $35, but the overall experience from sitting on my couch in Colorado looking the app over is that it feels unfinished.
No Lillooet area
Despite the description “Ice Climbing in Western Canada”, it has no Lillooet coverage - and nothing West of Lillooet, for that matter.
The interface is meh, last update 9 months ago, resources section is empty, the compass image that should be circular is an oval. The overall impression: the app developers don’t know what they are doing.
Good idea, lackluster execution
This app has great content with helpful descriptions for a huge number of routes in Alberta (and a few routes in BC). The content is a bit more than what you'd find in an old-school guide; it tends to have helpful route descriptions but fewer photos than I had hoped for, and many climbing areas are referred to as a single route (particularly in easier and moderate zones). Approach descriptions are helpful, and the 'Navigate to route' feature is great, showing A map with your current location, the trailhead location, and the crag location (and sometimes A trace for the approach trail)
However, as of Jan 2018 (and on an iPhone 5s, iOS 10) the software implementation is incredibly buggy, and basic features do not work. Searching for a route by name or characteristics does not work, many commands take >10s to execute, and the app is prone to crashing. While this app was clearly designed to mimic the navigation and interaction of the Mountainproject app, the implementation needs a *lot* of work.
- Will Gadd Consulting Inc.
- 388.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Will Gadd
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.