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.
Important bug fixes and improvements for the upcoming season.
Ratings and Reviews
Interactive guidebook in the field
I use the guides regularly in the backcountry and for trip planning. No trouble with freezing in the latest version.
The future of the climbing guidebook
Love the Rakkup guides! The GPS navigation as well as all the photos and topos for each climb as well as being able to filter and search for climbs by grade, type etc is awesome. Using this in areas that are not easy to get to is invaluable with the turn by turn directions. I’ve used the Ain Belmusk Rakkup guide for a small climbing area in Morocco which can be next to impossible to find the area without the help of the GPS as its in a very remote location.
The app itself is solid and there are frequent updates from the developers with new features and performance and stability improvements. The ability to get an update for the guidebook when it’s available and have it all on your phone which most people have with them all the time anyways is really convenient. It’s great to see more and more major climbing areas are being released. Hopefully this will mean a lot less time and energy wasted trying to find the climbs and more time actually climbing!
A very powerful backcountry ski tool
Route planning and terrain knowledge are some of the most important elements of backcountry skiing in avalanche terrain. This is why a quality photographic guidebook written by a professional is such a great resource. RAKKUP takes this to a whole new level. Professionalism, and trusted knowledge are still the cornerstones of the app. But the power of digital tools are unleashed by the developers. Photos you can zoom on, drawn routes you can hide or show, terrain filtering features (aspect, slope angle..etc), and most amazingly, turn-by-turn navigation on topographic maps. To top it all off, you can download any RAKKUP "book" and access it offline, and without phone service. I'm definitely a bit old school, and prefer paper books in most cases. I also have only a small handful of apps on my phone. So it's certainly impressive that I was able to figure out how to use the app without much frustration or learning curve.
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- 76 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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- In-App Purchases
- Powerlinez $11.99
- Exit 38 Rock Climbs $9.99
- Teton Pass Descents $14.99
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- Backcountry Skiing California's Eastern Sierra $19.99
- Bridger Ridge $9.99
- Mt. Baker $9.99
- Red Rocks Climbs by SuperTopo $19.99
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