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 34.0

Big news for our ski audience! We've added "slope angle shading" to our backcountry skiing guidebooks, generated from the latest elevation data with incredible accuracy. Now you can easily visualize avalanche risk related to slope angles to plan a safer tour. We've also added one-tap access to the current avalanche forecast.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

MountainsandWhiskey ,

Good idea. But crashes

Seems good, interface is a bit clumsy- main gripe is it crashes every couple of minutes on a up to date iPhone 12.

Shaunw111111111 ,

it seems to work great for me…

I saw the low rating, so I wasn’t going to Get this app until a friend I was rock climbing with had it and bought the Carderock climbing book. It was fantastic To see the lines and description of the climbs. So I bought the app and the carderock climbing book as well and love it.

dpgraham4401 ,

The ui is just painful, and no gear beta

The routes don't come with gear info, hope you didn't need that BD # 4 lol.

Second thing is more of a gripe. Using this app is so unintuitive. maybe it just has a learning curve i haven't overcome but i do not want to look at this thing unless i have to.

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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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