rakkup 4+

Climbing and Ski Guidebooks

Outdoor Geeks, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 3.0 • 13 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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 Beacon Guidebooks, 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 41.0

Support for ATES (Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale) ratings in some Backcountry Skiing guidebooks. \

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Plant based adventurer ,

Great app when it works.

When this app works it is 5/5. Having all of the I formation for routes and interactive maps is amazing. The filtering within the guidebook makes it super easy to find what I need. Easier and better than any guidebook I’ve used. (Years of climbing and back country experience)

At least 50% of the time it doesn’t work. I open the app to a frozen screen and have to delete the app, redownload the app, log back in, redownload my guidebooks. This makes it unreliable and unusable in backcountry situations. Still works for planning but it will never be a true guidebook replacement unless it can work reliably.

Jon Fairchild ,

Great for winter backcountry, mostly

Indispensable source of maps, backcountry ski and safety info, and GPS location (for Cameron Pass in Colorado anyway). However, a bug sometimes makes it difficult to find your way and safely return to your car. It seems to happen if you haven’t used the app for a while, then start using it when already out of internet connectivity. Base maps and, more importantly, trail lines do not appear - only the trail symbols are visible. The problem resolves itself when you have connectivity again. So if you are relying on this app for navigation, make sure to “warm it up” while you still have Internet the day you head out there.

hans510 ,

App is corrupted or something

Clicking on Certain routes (sun kissed) causes the app to crash. When you reset the app and try to go to the same route again, same thing—it crashes. I’m not going to try anymore. And given that I am the first ascent author this route, it doesn’t affect me, but I pity anyone who is trying to use this app when it crashes.

App Privacy

The developer, Outdoor Geeks, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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