Next Ascent 12+

Rock Climbing App

Next Ascent, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 1 Rating
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Next Ascent digital guidebooks are the digital version of crags all over the U.S. Our app platform offers topos, full route descriptions, maps, and offline data.

Next Ascent Guidebooks, rock climbing guidebook app is the most comprehensive rock climbing and bouldering app available. Real-time maps, GPS, and navigation guide you to crags all over the World. Hi-def topos, pictures, and the most detailed route descriptions available are what sets this app apart from the rest. Download complete guidebooks for the most popular climbing destinations. This rock climbing app will get you the most information you can find on local crags, bouldering areas, and climbing destinations. Expect to see ariel drone topos, route and area history, first ascent information, and detailed descriptions of every route.

What’s New

Version 6.2.22

A complete redesign of our app. Easier log in, the ability to page between views, bug fixes, new guidebook topos, descriptions, routes, new areas added, 3D topos for select areas, improved user flow between screens, better navigation, descent data, history info, new added route info, pitch by pitch descriptions, and variations for routes.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Inez234 ,

Excellent guidebook app

This is probably the best guidebook app out there. I love the feature where it just shows you the area you are at by just tapping the map. The new version of this app is awesome.

RockJessica ,


Great app. Tons of beta! The guidebooks are really detailed. I can't wait for The Gunk's to be added.

jteufel365 ,

Lots of issues lots of potential

Not easy to use/purchase guide books no free previews and no way to view the area in question and lastly not way to sort states, again I love the ones once you access them but very difficult to use

App Privacy

The developer, Next Ascent, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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