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 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 29.1

Version 29 features all-new navigation features for your backcountry snow adventures! Track your tour on a detailed topo map, see the elevation profile of your trip, and compare your time en route to an estimate based on the "Munter" method. Map tracking is improved for climbing guidebooks, too! Note that iOS version 11 is required for map tracking, and will soon be required for all rakkup users.
Version 29.1 includes important bug fixes for version 29.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Dave Montgomery ,

Lighter than a guide book and easy to use

I started using Rakkup in Tensleep a few years ago. It took me a day or two to figure out how to best navigate the app, but after a short learning curve I was a pro. I stopped carrying the printed guide with me as it was easier to use the Rakkup app and it didn’t weigh my pack down.

I especially like the gps trails. No more driving around aimlessly hoping you parked at the right pullout, then walking along the wrong game trail.

I highly recommend this app (and its guides). It’s a great resource and it won’t fill up the bookshelf in your van!

michael19085 ,

Never get lost and stay up to date

The main feature that I like about this app is the gps navigation. It makes approaches so much easier and certain. How many times have I gone up the wrong trail, backtracked, and wasted time on the approach. Really nice to get to the climb faster and not be confused at a trail junctions.

Also the constant updates. Hardly ever is a printed guide fully up to date. This platform allows instant updates from developers and in seconds you have information on all the climbs.

Prezwoodz ,

Excellent design and great features

The app is one of the best that I have ever used. It is a massive improvement over Mountain Project and is constantly updatable. GPS positioning, images, and descriptions will get you right where you need to go. This is the climbing app to get!


Outdoor Geeks LLC
35 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
  1. Exit 32 (Rent 2 months) $6.99
  2. Smith Rock Select (2 months) $4.99
  3. Smith Rock Select $9.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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